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 Training in Barcelona on Sexual Diversity in Schools - January 21, 2019

21 January 2019 - GALE offers her 5-day training on Sexual Diversity in Schools for the third time, this time from 1-5 April in Barcelona. This training is meant for teachers and peer educators and focuses on how you can deal with homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia and transphobia in personal contacts and in the classroom. The course is focused on European participants, who can get funding for it under the Erasmus+ program (deadline: 5 February).

GALE is partner European project ALICE on prosociality - November 11, 2018

15 October 2018 - GALE partners in a new European project on prosociality. “Prosociality” is a rather new concept which may help to explain how social behavior works and make interventions more effective. The project started earlier this year and will end in October 2019. It should result in a manual for work in secondary schools and a European network of schools working on prosociality.

Schools need quality label for antibullying strategy - September 28, 2018

28 September 2018 - After a week of intensive discussion in Palermo, 60 students, teachers and experts concluded that it is time to develop quality standards for antibullying policies in schools. At average, about 19% of students are bullied in some way and almost 9% are frequently bullied. But in the worst countries, up to 30% encounter any form of bullying and 17% are frequently bullied. Minorities often experience higher levels of bulling. All schools want to fight bullying, but not all schools know how to do it effectively.

GALE asks members for feedback on strategic plan - July 12, 2018

12 July 2018 - GALE asks its members for feedback on the new draft strategic plan for 2018-2022. The key priority of the strategy is to map the situation of students in countries, to make policy recommendations and to stimulate and support cooperation between NGOs, schools and the government for structural improvement. Secondary goals are to collects and disseminate good practices and to develop key methods to facilitate change in schools. The new plan is presented in a period of little funding. This makes it difficult to plan activities. Therefore, the plan offers three scenarios for concrete implementation. One scenario is for a context with no funding, one for low funding and the third for adequate funding. The strategic plan can be downloaded here. Members who want to comment, can do this on the open forum page strategy discussion.

GALE evaluates data protection policy - July 07, 2018

7 July 2018 - The GALE Supervisory Council has discussed the data protection policy of our organization. The Council urged the director to take additional measures to educate the members about the risks. The recommendation followed a thorough discussion about the need to collect information about sexual orientation and gender identity and the clear risks involved for the members. Should GALE take full responsibility for these risks?