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.
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.
Dutch government declares the end of the COVID-19 epidemic - March 02, 2023
March 2, 2023 - The Dutch COVID-19 outbreak team has declared an end to the COVID-19 epidemic. Previous research has shown how LGBTIQ+ people have been more affected by COVID-19 than the average population. GALE was involved in an international project to help provider mediate these unequal impacts. Now we face the question if we can sustain what we have learned during the epidemic. Are we returning to the “normal” (exclusion), or did we learn how to turn new ways to our advantage?
The UNIQUE partnership stands in solidarity with LGBTIQ Prides - June 16, 2022
16 June 2022 - The UNIQUE partnership, consisting of 9 partners in 7 European countries, stands in solidarity with LGBTIQ* Prides in Europe and worldwide. The UNIQUE project promotes the full inclusion of all students in vocational education and training, including LGBTIQ students. GALE is part of the partnership.
India’s right wing politicians tried to stop publication of transgender supportive teacher training - December 29, 2021
29 December 2021 - India's National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) was forced to take down their newly developed module for teachers on issues of transgender and gender-conforming children. They were forced by a backlash from right-wingers who objected to references to caste-patriarchy, recommendations around gender-neutral restrooms, and mention of puberty blockers.