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:
H/T: Gay Star News