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


Timor-Leste’s LGBTI community is a powerful force for inclusion and acceptance. In a region growing increasingly hostile to the community, we compel support from all walks of life: civil society, international groups and all the way up to the country’s leaders. Now, we’re inviting you.

Following the success of our first-ever Pride event, 2016’s ‘Free to be me’, our acceptance-themed Pride march in 2017 garnered jubilant international attention and a public endorsement from our then-Prime Minister. This year, youth group Hatutan joins forces with Fundasaun CODIVA, Arco Iris and other partners for a Pride celebration calling for the inclusion of LGBTI people in the country’s development.

Timor-Leste must strive to protect human rights and to ensure inclusion for all. If you agree, join us this July.


Date Location Activity
Fri, 6 July
UN Compound Workshop on UN Guidelines on LGBTI Inclusion in Business. (Invitation only)
Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 July Marie Stopes Timor-Leste Free sexual health checks. Registration: $3 for Timorese and $20 for international clients. Visit Marie Stope’s website for opening hours.
Wed, 18 July
UNTL Auditorium 🤝 Workshop on “Leaving No Youth Behind: LGBTI Youth.”
Thu, 19 July
Cineplex, Timor-Plaza 🎬 Discount on movie tickets - $1.50/person.
Fri, 20 July
from MNEC to SEJD 🌈 Pride march followed by speeches and live performances.
Fri, 20 July
Panorama Sky Bar, Timor Plaza 🍸 Pride theme happy hour, fashion show featuring renowned local designer Rui Carvalho.
Fri, 20 July
Casa Música 🎉 Official after party; fundraising for CODIVA Clinic. Tickets must be purchased beforehand - please contact +67073825746 on WhatsApp to purchase yours.
Sat, 21 July Timor-Leste 😎 Tour of Dili and Ataúro for international visitors.

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


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