How safe is it for LGBTQ Travelers?
Attitudes towards the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community around the world can be very different from those in the USA. According to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, or ILGA there are 82 countries with criminal laws against sexual activity by the GLBT community
Explore Secure, a travel safety training service managed by former UK Elite Counter-Terrorism personnel have formed a travel safety training module to better meet the needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community.
Both of Explore Secures travel safety training products will contain the GLBT safety module. The company has a Business Travel Safety Briefing for Corporate, and a Student travel safety briefing aimed primarily at scholastic organizations, gap year travelers and study abroad students.
“Corporate, organizations and individual travelers should be aware of the risks that GLBT travelers face” said Mark Deane, CEO of ETS Risk Management, the company that owns Explore Secure “Our training now helps provide advice and guidance to GLBT travelers, as well as highlight the issues that this community can face in certain countries.”
Organizations are increasingly aware of their duty of care responsibilities to all employees, volunteers, and students. The Explore Secure GLBT module now assists those organizations and corporate in assisting everyone that falls under their responsibility.