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)

Last spurt to finish the GALE World map

August 25, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer

In the next two months, GALE is making the last spurt to finalize the World Map on the Right to Education. The map identifies States as supportive, ambiguous or denying, based on a 15-point checklist.

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Wave of research on LGBTI's in education requires cooperation

August 26, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
"A wave of research on LGBTI issues in education is to be expected in the following years", says Peter Dankmeijer, director of GALE. "Authorities, schools and activists need to coordinate their needs and actions". Read more...

Improving teacher training on LGBTI issues training in Nepal

August 22, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
In August, an improved awareness training for teachers in Nepal was piloted. It was an enhanced version of an earlier training that was already given to over 600 teachers. Read more...

Stonewall urges better sex education after survey on sexting

August 21, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
A survey showing "sexting" is now part of “everyday life” for teenagers highlights the need for compulsory sex and relationships education, says Stonewall. "Sexting" means sending explicit pictures of yourself to others. Read more...

Nepalese Chetana teacher group organizes strategic workshop

August 02, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
The Chetana Nepal teacher group in Pokhara invited GALE to facilitate a strategic workshop to prepare a follow-up project after a series of initial awareness workshops. Read more...

Course

July 26, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
During the 3 days before the ILGA Europe conference in Riga, GALE will organize a short course on how to do strategic research that can enhance your local or national education strategy. The course has a temporary reduced price. Read more...

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