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LGBT housing discrimination: No protections from Jan 31, 2001 to now.
Provision of housing is addressed by the Equal Opportunity Act which explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a protected status. Gender identity is not mentioned in the Act.
katetheporcupine added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
LGBT employment discrimination: No protections from Jan 31, 2001 to now.
The Equal Opportunity Act covers employment discrimination and explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a protected status. Gender identity is not mentioned in the act.
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Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Sexual activity between members of the same sex is prohibited under the Sexual Offences Act.
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Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (indefinite deferral) from past to now.
Men who have had sex with another man are prohibited from blood donation and women who have had sex with a man who has had sex with another man are prohibited for one year from donation.
katetheporcupine added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
LGBT discrimination: No protections from Jan 31, 2001 to now.
The act explicitly states that it "does not include sexual preference or orientation" as a status which may be the basis of discrimination.
katetheporcupine added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
Homosexuals serving openly in military: Legal from Jun 1, 1962 to now.
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Same-sex adoption: Single only from Jun 13, 1947 to now.
Spouses and single persons may adopt but the law does not recognise same-sex spouses and favours females as single adopters.
katetheporcupine added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
katetheporcupine added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from Nov 11, 1986 to May 18, 2015.
Anal intercourse between two consenting male adults is punishable by twenty-five (25) years imprisonment. Anal intercourse committed by a minor is punishable by five (5) years imprisonment. Serious indecency between two adults of the same sex is punishable by five years imprisonment. ("An act of “serious indecency” is an act, other than sexual intercourse (whether natural or unnatural), by a person involving the use of the genital organ for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.")