Celebrate Pride with the youngest and loudest nation in Southeast Asia.


Timor-Leste’s Pride parades have increased the country’s global visibility and put this small nation on the map.

But in their daily lives, the Timorese LGBTI community isn’t as visible due to constant stigma and discrimination. The theme for this year’s Pride is “Visibility,” to bring light into a community that has long been sidelined and forced to live in the shadows.

July this year marks 20 years since the Timorese people voted for independence and freedom from oppression. The principles and values of freedom should also apply to every individual in this country - to be able to live visibly and proudly with their true identity.

If you agree, join us this July.


Date Location Activity
Sun, 19 May
Quintal Bo’ot “Painting Dili with Diversity” event to commemorate IDAHOBIT.
Wed, 26 June
UN Compound, Caicoli Workshop on UN Guidelines LGBTI Inclusion in Business. (Invitation only)
Wed, 10 July
Beach Side Hotel Rainbow-themed movie (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”); dinner optional.
Wed, 10 July - Tue, 16 July Marie Stopes Timor-Leste Free sexual health checks. Visit Marie Stopes’ website for opening hours.
Fri, 12 July
from MNEC to SEJD Pride march followed by live performances.
Fri, 12 July
El Legendario Official after-party; fundraising for CODIVA Transgender Clinic. Tickets must be purchased beforehand - please contact +67073825746 on WhatsApp to purchase yours.
Sat, 13 July Dili Organized tour for international visitors (check logistics note for more information).

Wonder how to get here? Where to stay? Check out the full logistics note.


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