Welcome at LGBT education

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:

  1. Map the Right to Education worldwide (see checklist) and promoting the proper implementation of the Right to Education by states (see the guide Advocate for sexual diversity education and the long version with many annexes)
  2. Pilot projects in schools and developing a toolkit to work with schools
  3. Pilot projects on LGBT storytelling/peer-education and developing a supportive tookit
  4. Promoting and supporting the inclusion of LGBT issues in sexuality education and bullying strategies in cooperation with UNESCO (see UNESCO publication on homophobic bullying)

ARES project recommends improving teacher skills

July 30, 2015 - Peter Dankmeijer

After two years of discussion about combating LGBT discrimination by using film, the partners of the European ARES consortium recommend their countries and to the European Community to increase efforts to make sure trainers and educators can deal with discussions about sexual diversity properly.


LGBT-IMPAQ Equity & Equality Student Organization

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Equity Plan resolution

European meeting education officials

August 01, 2015 - Peter Dankmeijer
On 25-26 June, officials from education ministries across the European Union met with a number of ILGA-Europe member organizations in Lisbon. ILGA-Europe was organizing the meeting. It was the third meeting of this kind. This meeting focused in particular on good practices in Ireland and Malta. Read more...

Criticism on Dutch tolerance

July 22, 2015 - Peter Dankmeijer
The director of EduDivers, the Dutch expertise centre on schools and sexual diversity has criticized the myth of Dutch tolerance in a blog on the US website: "Not in our town". He analyzes that Dutch tolerance is not more than a disinterested tolerance "at a distance" and calls for a rethinking of how to promote basic competences and social structures to become more tolerant at a distance "nearby". Read more...

Mixed feelings at the 29th Human Rights Council session

July 03, 2015 - Peter Dankmeijer
In June, at the 29th Human Rights Council (HRC) meeting, an important report was tabled on SOGI issues. The report contain 24 recommendations, of which 7 are relating to education. However, most of the attention of the meeting was directed at a conservative resolution on "protection of the family", which eventually was passed. Read more...

GALE publishes country scores on LGBTI education

May 17, 2015 - Peter Dankmeijer
On the occasion of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia), GALE publishes how States score on their implementation of the right to education for LGBTI students. Ireland scores highest with 97%. Afghanistan, Iraq and Liberia share a joint lowest score of 0%. Read more...

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