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.

USA education secretary sees no problem when schools refuse LGBT students - May 25, 2017

25 May 2017 - The USA federal secretary of education Betsy DeVos has stated she sees no problem if USA States discriminate LGBTQ students. GALE considers downgrading the status of the USA from “ambiguous” to a “denying” State on the GALE World Map.

GALE publishes strategic guide for NGOs - May 17, 2017

17 May 2017 - To celebrate IDAHO, GALE today published the new strategic guide for NGOs on how to engage with education and education systems. The key message of the guide is to create a cooperation between NGOs, the government and the education field itself. Because countries are in very different situations, the guide offers a rough situation analysis and broad suggestions for denying, ambiguous and supportive contexts.

GALE protests against UNESCO youth forum in Saudi-Arabia - April 14, 2017

14 april 2017 - GALE has filed a protest at the NGO Liaison Committee of UNESCO for organizing a thematic forum on youth in Saudi Arabia. Recently, Saudi Arabian men were convicted to 450 lashes for "promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality". GALE says the choice of the UNESCO Committee for Riyadh as a location for a human right conference will silence a large proportion of the world youth population.

Two candidates elected for GALE Committee - April 09, 2017

9 april 2017 - Two of the nine candidates for the GALE Advisory Committee have been elected: Aditya Bondyopadhyay (India) and Eben Díaz (Nicaragua). The other candidates got less then 10 votes, which was the minimum set for election.

Japan includes protection LGBT students in anti-bullying guidelines - March 25, 2017

25 March 2017 - The new national bullying prevention policy of Japan will for the first time protect sexual and gender minority students. The measure will boost Japan’s reputation regionally and internationally on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. (image taken from Japan's earlier policy guidebook about LGBT students, 2016)