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.

UNESCO presents second report on SOGIE bullying - May 17, 2016

17 May, 2016 - At the opening of the UNESCO Ministerial Conference on ending violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) the second state of affairs report on SOGIE report was presented. The report is full of new statistics and good practices. A good comparison with the first report of 2012 is not possible because the research methodologies are very different. Still, the report comes with 7 recommendations.

Join the IDAHOT Youth campaign - May 14, 2016

14 May 2016 - Next week is IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. IGLYO, the international LGBTI youth organization has launched a short campaign with 5 posters of youth from different parts of the world. We encourage you to share these portraits.

Dutch education alliance calls upon schools to start team discussion on sexual diversity - May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 - The Dutch national gay/straight education alliance has sent a mail to all schools in the Netherlands requesting them to have a team discussion on sexual diversity. The call is on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOT2016) next week.

UK school banned from taking new students until teaching about LGBT - May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 - A Hasidic Jewish school in Stamford Hill (UK) has been banned from admitting new pupils by the British school inspectorate , after it refused to teach students about LGBT issues and covered up images of women wearing short sleeves.

Jehovah's Witnesses train children to sabotage human rights education - May 07, 2016

May 7, 2016 - The Jehovah's Witnesses website has published a video that encourages small children to sabotage human rights education. The video, called "One men and one women" teaches their children that the teacher is wrong in saying that people can choose their own relationship. It also encourages them to challenge children from rainbow families and to practice with their parents how they can do this most effectively. It even implies LGB couples should be compared with terrorists.