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.

European UNIQUE project approaches final events - April 27, 2023

27 April, 2023 - The European UNIQUE project approaches its final date. Several closing events are taking place, like a conference in Brussels (and online), round tables to discuss policy recommendations and closing events in the participating countries Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Poland and Bulgaria. Members of GALE can now also give feedback to the UNIQUE policy recommendations!

UNIQUE project warns against increasing discrimination through social media - April 21, 2023

21 April, 2023 - The UNIQUE project warns against increasing discrimination against LGBTIQ+ through social media. The project, which focuses on integration of LGBTIQ+ topics in institutions for vocational education, is increasingly encountering challenges in their own publications about the project. But the project also notices a wider trend to forbid or restrict the reach of messages about gender and sexual diversity in general.

Online platform about LGBTIQ+ and COVID-19 opens - April 04, 2023

4 April, 2023 - On May 2, GALE is hosting a short online information and discussion session on the RAINBO project. The project aimed to reduce the risks of LGBTIQ+ in times of COVID-19 by offering online training to health professionals. The project resulted in a (free) online training platform. The session will take place via Zoom from 16:00-17:00 and will be in Dutch. Similar meetings will be held in Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the UK.

Emotional intelligence needed for safer schools - March 15, 2023

15 March 1, 2023 - A recent international research by the University of Córdoba and the European BOOST project showed that when schools focus on securing a safer school climate, this also increases the emotional intelligence of students. Although the study did not specifically go into nondiscrimination, it is likely that antidiscrimination programs focusing on LGBTIQ+ should also focus on developing emotional intelligence.

Review of the new UNESCO tool to fulfil the right to education - March 06, 2023

March 6, 2023, 2023 - UNESCO has published a new set of tools to guide the implementation of the Right to Education. This review of the tools and their background shows how international perspectives gradually embrace a true inclusivity of the Right to Education. International experts include gender identity and sexual orientation in their views, although these views have not yet been legally endorsed by all States. Still, the news tools offer opportunities to include inclusion of SOGIESC in educational monitoring and policy planning of States.