February 14, 2013 | by Michael K. Lavers
State Dept. hosts travel panel
Department of State, gay news, Washington Blade

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WASHINGTON—The State Department on Feb. 20 will host a roundtable discussion on LGBT-specific travel issues.

The agency’s Bureau of Consular Affairs panel is part of the State Department’s Smart Traveler Day outreach to address specific issues and concerns of those who plan to travel overseas. A State Department spokesperson said “high-level government officials and representatives from the travel industry” are expected to attend.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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