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Alone ranger

Jason Jones made legal history when he bulldozed anti-queer laws in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago. And he did it all on his own…

JASON JONES

Death threats poured in when LGBTrights activist Jason Jones decided to take a stand and sue his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago. On 23 February 2017, he filed a now-historic motion to strike down colonial-era homophobic laws in the Caribbean nation.

Gay sex between two consenting men was punishable by up to 25 years in prison, while other “indecent” acts between same-sex couples could land them behind bars for five years. More than 100,000 queer people lived in constant fear of arrest and incarceration.

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