Overseas Security Advisory Council Forum Considers LGBT Traveler Mobility

By | March 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Along with changing attitudes, many private-sector companies now have nondiscrimination policies protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Some such employees no longer hide who they are, and many travel overseas for business. People with certain sexual orientations or gender identities may risk jail time or worse in some countries. In many more, the locals are hostile to LGBT people.

A panel of experts speaking during a meeting of the U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council here last week addressed the extra considerations for keeping these employees safe. [The Company Dime . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University.