Smart Traveler Day Roundtable Engages Members of the LGBT Travel Industry

Consular Officers speak with representatives of LGBT travel industry during a Smart Traveler Day roundtable at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Esperanza Tilghman serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Recently, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) launched its Smart Traveler Day campaign, designed to support CA’s ongoing efforts to keep U.S. citizens informed and connected to the latest travel information, and to emphasize the assistance CA provides to U.S. citizens traveling overseas.

On February 20, 2013, CA kicked off the campaign with the first-ever roundtable discussion engaging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons. The roundtable focused on the unique challenges facing LGBT travelers, and how CA provides information and resources to help U.S. citizen travelers stay well-informed and safe. The event was organized… more »

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    Can you even imagine this happening under Bush II? Or Romney?
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