Jason Jones

Trinidad-born gay rights activist Jason Jones believes it is imperative for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues to be on the agenda in London, England, this week, where Commonwealth leaders will congregate for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his delegation left T&T yesterday to attending the meeting, which starts today. Jones is hoping the gay community’s victory in the High Court last week “offers pause to the 36 of 53 Commonwealth countries that still criminalise ­homosexuality”.

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