This news story was sent to me by my friend and former colleague, Colin Robinson, a Black gay Trinidadian who’s been organizing here in NYC and in the Caribbean for quite some time.
Kennty Mitchell, 29, a Black gay man from Trinidad, has won a discrimination lawsuit and is speaking out about it. The local paper The Trinidad Guardian reports:
Mitchell was recently victorious in the High Court where he was awarded damages for being ridiculed by officers at the Princes Town Police Station.
He was stripped naked, laughed at and left in a filthy cell for over three hours.
“Gay people are people too, they are citizens of T&T and they make a valuable contribution to the country…They should not be treated as though they don’t belong or have no rights,” he argued.