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App now tells you how safe an area is for LGBT travelers

Travel app ranks neighborhoods according to LGBT safety.
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Travel safety app GeoSure has officially launched the first-ever neighborhood-level LGBT safety rating category on its smartphone app.

The app covers over 30,000 neighborhoods worldwide and scores them from 1-100 in six categories: Women's Safety, Physical Harm, Theft, Political Freedoms, Health and Medical and now LGBTQ Safety.

GeoSure defines LGBTQ Safety as "Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location."

The lower the number on a certain category means the safer the neighborhood. All six rankings are then averaged out to come up with a total score.

For instance, Hillcrest gets a score of 52 while the Castro District in San Francisco gets a safer rating of only 19. 

Utilizing machine learning, AI, sentiment analysis and predictive analytics, GeoSure compiles ratings based on analysis of thousands of sources daily to provide and continuously update its suite of comprehensive travel safety solutions.

"Three years ago, GeoSure was the first ever to develop a dedicated Women's Travel Safety measure scaled globally, and today we are pleased to unveil the first localized safety awareness solution specifically for traveling LGBTQ persons," said Michael Becker, CEO of GeoSure. "Whether traveling for business, leisure or study abroad, our singular focus is providing the most rapid safety awareness, granular to the neighborhood level, to help people have the smoothest trip experience possible."  

GeoSure says it wants to empower, engage and inform travelers, with a particular focus on traveling women and LGBTQ community members.

Their mission is to achieve a "Safer, More Predictable World." 

You can download GeoSure for both iPhone and Android.