GALE is a learning community focusing on education about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. We promote the full inclusion of people who are disadvantaged because of their sexual orientation, sexual identity and their expression by identifying, enhancing and sharing educational expertise. The membership of the community is free and open to anyone actively involved in education about LGBT issues. GALE is a formal partner of UNESCO. Our main priorities are:
August 30, 2013 - Peter Dankmeijer
GALE and the University of Amsterdam developed a survey which assesses individual experiences of school safety in the past, drop-out rate and psychological maladjustment. We are interested in whether these aspects are influenced by a persons gender expression or sexual orientation. This survey is integrated in the wider scope of the right to education project that GALE has conducted for several years now.
Please feel free to forward this post or repost the survey link with your students, colleagues, family and friends. The more participants, the stronger the data collection.
Follow the links below to the survey in your prefered language:
There is an age limit and respondents have to be over 16 years old, because the ethical commission of the University of Amsterdam otherwise demands written permission of legal guardians. Participants are able to withdraw without a reason and are allowed to pass on answering questions. Your answers will be completely anonymous. Everyone can take the survey: LGBTI and heterosexual. It will take about 14 minutes to fill in the survey. Thank you very much for your cooperation!
The primary aim of this project is to test this questionnaire for reliability. This questionnaire has been developed to fit into the regular monitoring of States of the Rights to Education, and could in the future be used to integrate attention to sexual diversity in State monitoring mechanisms. At the same time, this pilot phase can yield some preliminary statistics about the situation in your country. The researcher, Signe Hawley, can send you a report of respondents of your country.
November 15, 2013 - Peter Dankmeijer
Juliet Mphande published an interesting article on the GALE website, analyzing the recent frenzy around Dr. Christine Kaseba – Sata, first lady of Zambia, on on the status of men who have sex with men. Read more...
September 07, 2013 - William Cohen
Harrington Park Press Re-Launches as LGBTQ Scholarly Press Read more...
August 30, 2013 - Nik Boersma
The conference, focusing on the topic “Anti-Discrimination and Advocacy”, was hosted by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute. Conference delegates shared their experiences conducting anti-discrimination and advocacy activities on the Mainland, and held intensive debates about the development of ideas, tactics and future directions for the LGBT movement in China. Read more...
August 27, 2013 - William Cohen
Harrington Park Press has re-launched as a scholarly/academic book/ebook publisher Read more...
July 19, 2013 - Nik Boersma
Switzerland rejects all recommendations regarding sexual orientation and gender identity made by the United Nations Human Rights Council within the framework of its Universal Periodic Review. Read more...