Travel with pride: six steps to support your LGBTQ travellers

Sexual orientation goes beyond travel policies and programmes. It is an organisation’s Duty of Care to adequately prepare its workforce for foreseeable medical and travel security risks including the specific risks faced by its mobile LGBTQ people.

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Jul 01, 2019
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Sexual orientation goes beyond travel policies and programmes. It is an organisation’s Duty of Care to adequately prepare its workforce for foreseeable medical and travel security risks including the specific risks faced by its mobile LGBTQ people. 

With this in mind, how can you make sure your LGBTQ staff will be suitably supported when away and that your diversity policy will be upheld? Is it safe to be open about sexual orientation in a particular destination? Is this a subject you are empowered to deal with? The risks faced by your LGBTQ workforce may vary based on the destinations to which they travel, influenced by factors including the legal status of LGBTQ relationships and the levels of social tolerance. 

Like any personal characteristic, sexual orientation and gender identity are part of our personal risk profiles. To protect your people, you need to understand the specific risks involved and put in place processes to mitigate them.

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Nick Jones

Group Marketing Director, International SOS

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