Tag: East Timor gay rights

Here are the 21 best photos from East Timor’s second Pride parade

Lead by a trans marching band, East Timor’s Pride parade stopped traffic in the streets of Dili The young nation of East Timor held its second ever Pride parade over the weekend and it was a rousing success. About 1500 people hit the streets of the capital, Dili, to celebrate the LGBTI community but to… Read more »

Asia’s youngest nation offers glimmer of hope for LGBT rights

Some 500 people took part in East Timor’s first-ever pride parade: “The sense of euphoria … It reminds me of Independence Day in 2002” Kuala Lumpur (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Marching through the streets of East Timor’s capital Dili with a rainbow flag in his hand, Natalino Guterres was overwhelmed with emotion, reminding him of… Read more »

Tiny war-torn island holds first Pride parade as Prime Minister comes out in support of LGBT rights

A tiny war-torn island in Asia has taken two huge steps forward in promoting LGBT rights. East Timor, which only declared its independence in 2002 after a traumatic, deadly struggle, held its first Pride parade last week. The celebration in the capital of Dili was attended by several hundred people, according to The Associated Press.… Read more »

They say God punishes people with HIV’: experiences of stigma and discrimination among adults with HIV in Dili, Timor-Leste

Little is known about the experiences of people with HIV in the small island nation of Timor-Leste. This study explored the HIV-related stigma experiences of adults aged between 18 and 40 living with HIV in Dili, Timor-Leste. Participants were interviewed on topics related to living with HIV, both as key informants describing the experience of… Read more »