U.S. Dept. of State Issues Worldwide Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State has issued a worldwide travel caution, specifically warning "LGBTQI+ persons and events" about an increased potential for organized terrorist-inspired violence.

While the alert did not specify particular threats or locations, it highlighted the LGBTQI+ community as a potential target for attacks. The advisory states, "Due to the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution." It further noted an "increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events."

June, known globally as Pride Month features parades and events celebrating the lives and rights of LGBTQI+ individuals.

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