No final victory yet in Trinidad, says LGBTQ rights activist Jason Jones

Trinidad’s High Court overturned the nation’s colonial-era anti-sodomy law in 2018, but the case isn’t over yet.

Activist Jason Jones, a native of Trinidad living in the U.K., attended the rally. (Photo courtesy of Edwin Sesange)
In London in 2018, Trinidadian/British activist Jason Jones celebrates the victory in his lawsuit to overturn Trinidad’s anti-LGBT laws  (Photo courtesy of Edwin Sesange)


Victorious claimant Jason Jones explains: “the Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago has appealed the decriminalisation victory of 2018. That Appeal will be heard at the T&T Appeal Court in the first quarter of 2023. Both myself & the Attorney General have made it clear that whoever loses that Appeal will then appeal to the Privy Council in London for a final Supreme Court decision on the matter.”


Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor / publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at


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