What's life like for LGBTQ people in Timor Leste (East Timor)? Let's take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal?
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1975.
Are there anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people?
There are no anti-discrimination protections in place.
During the most recent constitutional update (2002), the inclusion of anti-discrimination provisions was discussed but the proposal was defeated.
Is there marriage equality?
No legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
What’s it like for LGBTQ people who live there?
East Timor is a socially conservative country, with the Catholic church strongly influencing public opinion.