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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.

Teens are not being so-called infected with doubts about being transgender - November 17, 2021

17 November 2021 - A new research shows that “rapid onset gender dysphoria” does not exist and is probably based on research that is only based on opinions of prejudiced parents. The parents call this “a social contagion” in schools. They proclaim that the suddenness of teens coming out to be non-binary or transgender is “proof” that it is a fashion and a perverse attempt of the LGBTIQ movement to confuse children. (image: a book cover of a book by a parent promoting the rapid onset gender dysphoria myth)

After the vaccinations: pandemic flux syndrome - October 26, 2021

26 October 2021 - When the COVID-19 prevention measures got more relaxed due to the increasing level of vaccination this summer, many people also became more emotionally relaxed. But recently many people are starting to get different feelings: blunted emotions, spikes in anxiety and depression, and a desire to drastically change something about their lives. Does this sound familiar? You might experiencing “pandemic flux syndrome”. Especially if your are LGBTIQ.

Positive media depictions reduce depression among LGBTQ people - October 25, 2021

25 October 2021 - Recent psychological research by the Georgia Southern University suggests that positive media representations showing people being supportive of gay individuals can help reduce anxiety and depression among LGBTQ people around coming out and living openly. However, which depictions help most and especially if coming-out support people of color as much as white people needs to be research further.

GALE launches survey on service provision for LGBTIQ+ during Covid-19 - September 23, 2021

23 September 2021 - Today, GALE launches an international survey to map how LGBTIQ+ people have experiences the Covid-19 epidemic, and whether the epidemic affected their possibilities to access necessary services. The survey is part of a needs assessment by the RAINBO partnership, which is active in 6 European countries: Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the UK. The results will be used to develop an international online course for service providers.

Cultural dimensions to the Right to Education - August 15, 2021

15 August 2021 - In April, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Koumbou Boly Barry, issued a submission tot the Human Rights Council on the cultural dimension of the right to education. This submission includes a number of remarks that are relevant for LGBTIQ culture in relation to education, and the report even mentions gender and sexual diversity in some remarks. For example that In Japan the mandatory use of uniforms in schools promotes rigid gender norms and limits the rights of transgender students, and that in some countries access to information about LGBTI people is forbidden.