Sasha Alister PattersonAge 28
5 Dec 2017
Port of Spain (Trinidad And Tobago)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/8-Dec-2017/Sasha Alister Patterson
Sasha was in a park when two men approached her and shot her multiple times. Her body was found in a pile of garbage.
Trinidad and Tobago activist Jason Jones knew Patterson. Speaking to Gay Star News he says she was well loved: ‘I first met Sasha when I hosted the Miss Queen of Queens pageant five or six years ago. It’s a huge loss. [She] was a genuinely lovely person, I feel very deeply for the whole community.’ Jones is currently preparing to take Trinidad and Tobago to court over the country’s ‘buggery’ laws. They make it illegal for men to have gay sex. ‘When I first filed my case I did some HIV training with people in the community. Sasha was trying to develop programs for those in the trans community in Trinidad and Tobago. She was a key person in delivering safe sex messages and community engagement.’
Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Dos Manzanas, 08.12.2017