Timor Leste Held Its First Ever LGBT Pride Parade

Photo: Hatutan Facebook Page

The Southeast Asian island nation of Timor Leste held its very first LGBT Pride parade over the weekend, and it was a tremendous success.

With a theme of "acceptance," hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Dili, to march for LGBT rights and inclusivity.

Natalino Ornai Guterres, organizer of the event, spoke to OUTinPerth:

“There were about 500 to 1,000 people attending the week-long pride event. We had a discussion session on the topic of creating a safe environment for LGBT youth, and then a Pride march, followed by a concert."

Timor Leste's Prime Minister Rui Maria De Araujo shared a videotaped message in support of the Pride celebration:


Check out some photos from the Pride celebration, shared to social media:



This group of young volunteers just shook Timor-Leste. Perhaps even the whole region. All it takes is faith, courage and dedication. Never underestimate! #hatutan #family #youth #lgbt #pride #timorleste #smallbutmighty #inclusiveness #alutacontinua

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H/T: Gay Star News



I can't believe Timor Leste is more progressive than the US

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