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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.
Ghana proposes LGBT censorship legislation - July 25, 2021
25 July 2021 - Yet another country has proposed legislation to censor any neutral or positive expression of sexual preference or gender identity. This time it is Ghana, where the government proposed a so-called “family values bill”. The bill proscribes “propaganda” and advocacy for “LGBTIQQIAAP” and related activities. The text of the bill is full of offenses and lies about LGBTI+ people to support the censorship. It proposes sentences of 3 to 10 years imprisonment for any visible education or advocacy activity, and even for forming an LGBTI+ organization.
Chinese WeChat deletes LGBT accounts university students - July 07, 2021
7 July 2021 - The Chinese tech giant WeChat social media platform deleted dozens of accounts of LGBT groups run by university students, as well as private accounts of students running the group accounts. According to WeChat the LGBT profiles had broken rules on internet information. Spreading positive information is forbidden by the public internet (censor) authority of China.
Polish minister of education calls LGBT people perverse and abnormal - July 05, 2021
5 July 2021 - The Polish minister of education Przemyslaw Czarnek called the equal rights march on 19 June in Warsaw an insult to public morality. He asked if the participants were normal. He later came back of this remark, saying he had meant the protester’s cross-dressing behavior was not bizarre, “not the participants themselves”. But at the same time he called non-heteronormative desire a perversion.
Call to sign LGBTIQ affirmation to feminist principles - June 30, 2021
30 June 2021 - An international alliance of LGBTIQ organizations has drafted a “feminist affirmation letter” in which they affirm their belief that the fight against homophobia and transphobia is rooted in combating patriarchy and hetero sexism. GALE signed the declaration and adopted it as a lead for its gender policy. GALE heartily supports the call for other organizations to sign the affirmation letter.
Spanish teachers wear skirts to support boy student - June 22, 2021
22 June 2021 - In May, male teachers from Spain in Euskadi wore skirts in school as a protest. In October 2020, a 15-year old student published a video in which he said he was kicked out of school and sent to a psychologist for wearing a skirt. The teachers wore the skirts to support the student.