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LGBT Rights in Timor-Leste

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

By The Numbers

86%
Of LGBTQ+ Timor Leste citizens have experienced physical and physiological violence in their lifetime

History

Homosexual activity in Timor-Leste

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Homosexual activity in Timor-Leste is legal.

Current status
Since 1975
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Timor-Leste

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Same-sex marriage in Timor-Leste is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Might be legalized between 2024-2026. Gay marriage and Unions pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Timor-Leste

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Timor-Leste is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In East Timor, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Timor-Leste

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Right to change legal gender in Timor-Leste is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No right to change legal gender
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Timor-Leste

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Timor-Leste is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Timor-Leste

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LGBT discrimination in Timor-Leste is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Mar 18, 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Within the penal code, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation (and discrimination in general) is treated as an aggravating circumstances.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Timor-Leste

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LGBT employment discrimination in Timor-Leste is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Under hate crime law. as well as under employment discrimination law.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Timor-Leste

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LGBT housing discrimination in Timor-Leste is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Under Hate crime law.
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Same-sex adoption in Timor-Leste

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Same-sex adoption in Timor-Leste is single only.

Current status
Single only
It is legal to adopt. However no laws for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Timor-Leste

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Serving openly in military in Timor-Leste is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No data
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Blood donations by MSMs in Timor-Leste

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Blood donations by MSMs in Timor-Leste is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Illegal
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Conversion therapy in Timor-Leste

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Conversion therapy in Timor-Leste is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Timor-Leste

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Equal age of consent in Timor-Leste is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1975
Equal
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