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LGBT Travel After Orlando

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, which took place at a gay bar and appears to have been motivated by homophobia, the New York Times spoke with several leaders in LGBT tourism to see what effect the massacre is having on the willingness of gay, lesbian, and transgender people to travel this summer. What they found: a mixture of nervousness and resilience. The consensus seems to be that while some LGBT travelers might avoid big events like Pride parades for fear of copycat attacks, plenty more will feel compelled to attend, whether in solidarity with the victims or defiance of homophobia. Says one activist: "If you're visible and you're out, we're strengthened as a whole."