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US State Dept. issues worldwide alert amid threat of violence against LGBTQ+ community

WASHINGTON — The US State Department on Friday issued a worldwide warning safety alert, saying it’s conscious of elevated potential for overseas terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQ+ folks and occasions.

“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,” the division mentioned in a assertion.

The alert comes two weeks earlier than the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month within the United States.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. AP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned in a assertion folks within the LGBTQ+ community “continue to face insidious forms of stigma and discrimination.”

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