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Gay tourism group cancels Ethopian trip after death threats
2019-06-26

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Dan Ware, the owner of Chicago-based Toto Tours—which has a mostly gay clientele—has cancelled an October trip to Ethiopia after receiving death threats from people in the African country, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The "Treasures of Ethiopia" trip had been in doubt since May, when an anti-gay Ethiopian blogger posted a comment about Toto and the trip. Dozens of emails to Toto followed, and one read, "Forget your planning to visit Ethiopia as a group of gays!!! You will never get back in ONE piece!!!"

Recent killings in Ethiopia and a coup attempt convinced Ware that the situation in that country were too unstable to risk a trip. The five people who had booked the trip have had their money refunded, Ware said.

The Sun-Times article is at chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/6/25/18744139/gay-tour-group-toto-cancels-ethiopia-trip .


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