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Worldwide travel alert issued ahead of Pride month by State Department

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The United States Department of State has taken the unusual step of issuing a worldwide travel warning related to threats against LGBTQI+ persons. The warning advises U.S. citizens traveling overseas to “exercise increased caution.”

The warning was issued “due to the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests.”

“The Department of State is aware of the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violent against LGBTQI+ persons and events,” the warning continues. The warning advises U.S. citizens abroad to stay alert in locations frequented by tourists, “including Pride celebrations and venues frequented by LGBTQI+ persons.”

Friday’s warning follows a similar advisory earlier in the week from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warning of “foreign terrorist organizations or their supporters potential targeting of LGBTQI+-related events and venues.”

“Foreign terrorist organizations may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June 2024 Pride Month,” the agencies warned.

In both warnings, agencies did not specify any locations or indicate they were tracking any specific threats.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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