At FCM, we encourage everyone to let their true colors 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 2SLGBTQIA+ business travellers and employees.

FCM is a global company that services business travellers from all walks of life, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We believe it is our responsibility as a global player in the corporate travel 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.

Happy Pride!

FCM’s #TravelWithPride 2023 Resources

The Facts on 2SLGBTQIA+ Travel

64 countries still criminalize homosexuality

"There are 64 countries that have laws that criminalize homosexuality, and nearly half of these are in Africa. Some countries, including several in Africa, have recently moved to decriminalize same-sex unions and improve rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people."

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15-20% of Gen Z Americans identify as trans or non-binary

"Surveys have shown that as 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."

Read more on BTN

95% of 2SLGBTQIA+ business travellers hide their sexual orientation on business trips

"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."

Read more on BTN

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