With the approach of Pride Month 2024 in June, the U. S. State Department has issued a “worldwide caution” alert, warning of an increased risk of terroristic attacks specifically targeting LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and events.

Threat Assessment

Intelligence sources have cited threats by ISIS against Pride events in parts of Europe, prompting concern for the safety of LGBTQIA2S+ travelers worldwide.

Increased Caution

U.S. Citizens attending Pride month celebrations abroad are advised to “exercise increased caution” due to possible terror attacks, demonstrations, and other violent actions.

Domestic Concerns

This alert is primarily for overseas travel, but there is also concern about a domestic threat from ISIS within the United States.

Joint Counterterrorism Assessment

The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team has emphasized the need for greater engagement between the LGBTQIA2S+ community and public safety officials to address the potential risks.


Stay vigilant as Pride Month approaches, and promptly report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement. The State Department alert underscores the importance of ensuring the safety and security of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals and events worldwide.

Travelers should stay informed, take necessary precautions during Pride Month, and keep up to date with official travel alerts where needed.