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Timor-Leste president supports LGBT rights

08/03/2022 | UCA News

Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta has urged citizens to respect and not discriminate against the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. “Timor-Leste must show a model or example about respect, tolerance to our children, to our brothers involved in this community,” he said in a statement on his official Facebook page on Aug. 3. The statement comes within days of the president joining the Pride Parade organized by the LGBT community in the capital Dili on July 29. It concluded at the Presidential Palace. “It is an excellent community, its members are intelligent and love their country,” he said.

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