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.

Discussion about need to certificate schools on their level of LGBTI safety - May 05, 2018

5 May 2018 - On 18 May, GALE organizes a panel discussion about the development of a quality label for LGBTI friendly schools in Amsterdam. The panel will discuss whether a certificate or certification is a useful instrument. And if it is useful, what should it look like? Download the invitation here.

School visitation by students method translated from Dutch to English - April 26, 2018

26 April 2018 - While the Gay OK sexual diversity method is currently being implemented in Dutch schools, the manual has finally been translated into English so it can be accessible to various educational instructors and institutions around the world. Gay OK youth teams consist of a group of students who are dedicated to LGBTI acceptance in education. With cooperation of school management, the youth teams use the manual to conduct sexual diversity conversations, workshops, surveys, and other methods to promote LGBTI visibility and acceptance in education.

EAN partnership starts European project to develop anti-bullying certification - January 22, 2018

22 January 2018 - This month, an international partnership of EAN members started a European project to develop a European certification of secondary schools on the topic of anti-bullying. The goal is to develop a procedure and instruments schools can use to reflect on the quality of their anti-bullying policy and to improve it. The project also aims to stimulate the introduction of national and European mechanisms to set quality guidelines for anti-bullying policies in schools.

Study on homophobic bullying starts in Greece, Cyprus and Lithuania - January 15, 2018

15 January 2018 A large study tackling the issue of homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has just started in 3 European countries (Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania). The study is a needs assessment in the context of a new EU project "HOMBAT - Combating HOMophoBic And Transphobic bullying in schools". The project focuses on training teachers.

GALE publishes first overview of LGBTI education in Europe - December 24, 2017

24 December 2017 - Today GALE published the first full overview of how European States implement the right to education for LGBTI (DESPOGI) students. About one third of the States (15) were rated as "supportive", as many were rated as "ambiguous" and slightly more (17) were scored as "denying". Peter Dankmeijer, author of the report and director of GALE comments: "It is good to see significant progress in a number of States. It shows strategic action with cooperation between NGOs, the education sector and the government works: schools can change. But the report also shows a lot remains to be done."