95% of LGBTQ travelers report having hidden their sexual orientation while on a business trip, with the most common reason being safety
by Allison Hope
October 30, 2019
The setting changes, but the scenario remains the same. I am in a business meeting in Dallas, a lunch meeting in Grand Cayman, a conference in Dubai. “Yes, we had a lovely holiday,” I say to my recently introduced local colleague, answering his question vaguely to build rapport while also protecting myself. I purposely delete any gender signifiers from my responses, and refer to my spouse without giving away that I am a lesbian.