You’ve probably seen the following popping up on social media profiles or email signatures after people’s name: she/her, he/him, they/them, or even they/he or she/they. But what does it mean? Read about why you should be putting this at the forefront of your business travel program.
At Stage and Screen, we encourage everyone to let their true colours shine. For this year’s Pride month, we want to feature relevant resources, stories, and statistics that illustrate how to support the continued protection, elevation, and empowerment of LGBTQ+ business travellers and employees.
Stage and Screen is a global travel management company with clients from all walks of life, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We believe it is our responsibility as a global player in our industry to be a conduit for these crucial conversations, and we hope you’ll join us in this important dialogue not only this month, but for years to come.
Stage and Screen's #TravelWithPride 2023 Resources
The Facts on LGBTQ+ Travel
"There are 64 countries that have laws that criminalise homosexuality, and nearly half of these are in Africa.Some countries, including several in Africa, have recently moved to decriminalise same-sex unions and improve rights for LGBTQ people."
"Surveys have shown that as a high as 15 to 20 percent of U.S. Gen Z members identify as trans or nonbinary and "definitely see gender as a spectrum," she said. The U.S. State Department [in April 2022] implemented the ability for U.S. citizens to choose either "male" or "female" gender association on their passports, rather than having it assigned according to their birth certificate."
"As she was preparing for a long-term assignment in Algeria, Kristina Martinez received from her employer a one-page document on local laws and customs that was supposed to be informative but instead was jarring."