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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