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)

Greeks ambiguous about their education for LGBT students

December 01, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer

During the last weekend of November, GALE facilitated a strategic workshop on implementation of the right to education in Greece. The Dutch embassy graciously offered her conference hall to cater for the 45 participants.

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Canadian teacher suspended for sticking “gay” on a pupils back

December 20, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
In September, a secondary school teacher from Langley in British Columbia, Canada, has been suspended for sticking a sign on a 11 year old student’s back saying “I’m gay”. Read more...

UN adopts anti-bullying resolution but deletes references to homophobia

November 25, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
On 24 November, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution against bullying, but played down all references to homophobic bullying. Read more...

GALE offers extra research course to benefactors of the ILGA research call

October 18, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
The deadline to submit a proposal for the ILGA Europe call on research in education (http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/news/latest/13th_call_education) is closing on Monday 20 October. The ILGA call includes activities to improve the expertise of activists to do research. It is still possible to include a small budget (€ 275) to participate in an extra GALE course "Assessing homophobia and transphobia in schools". Read more...

PROPOSED STUDY ON LGBTI DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLS

October 16, 2014 - Fernando Fuster-Fabra
We are applying for a grant from ILGA to carry out a survey with questionaires, interviews and alert points in school premises in communities that use either English or Spanish as the communications vehicle. Read more...

Catalonia passes historic anti-homophobia law

October 14, 2014 - Peter Dankmeijer
Catalonia’s new anti-homophobe legislation could see offenders fined up to €14,000 for attacks carried out against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals (LGTB). Read more...

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