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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.
The Philippines Ministry affirms SOGI rights in schools - July 20, 2017
20 July 2017 - On June 29, the Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd) issued a gender-responsive basic education policy that calls for an end to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity in schools. Human Rights Watch applauds the new policy but encourages the government to implement it adequately.
Nigerian researcher advises to challenge neo-colonial homophobia in universities - July 18, 2017
18 July 2017 - A Nigerian researcher, Kehinde Okanlawon, has published an article detailing the experiences of LGBT students in Nigerian universities. He recommends to develop education that explains why same-sex relations are not un-African, to redevelop development policies and to prosecute homophobic evangelicals.
China damages national image by restricting video's of homosexuality - July 07, 2017
7 July 2017 - The China Netcasting Services Association has released new strict regulations for online video platforms. According to reports, restrictions will be applied to content portraying what are considered abnormal sexual behaviours , including same-sex activity. The new restrictions are an expansion of the ban on TV drama that was initiated last year. This regulation banned showing abnormal sexual relationships and behaviors, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual violence .
First global conference on bullying features attention to homophobic bullying - June 27, 2017
27 June 2017 - Last month, the World Anti-Bullying Forum conference in Stockholm, against expectations, featured attention to homophobic bullying is several ways. The WABF was the first world conference on bullying and it was not expected to give very much attention to homophobia. This expectation was mainly because the traditional definition of bullying covers only personal interactions between students without attention to motive or normative context. However, this was challenged in different plenary sessions and workshops. The initiated discussion may lead to a need to review the current definition of bullying.
European Court judges Russian censorship law a breach of European rules - June 21, 2017
21 June 2017 - Yesterday, European Court of Human Rights ruled almost anonymously that the Russian censorship law banning the so-called propaganda of non traditional sexual relations aimed at minors breaches European treaty rules that Russia signed. This is a positive development for sexual diversity education, which became virtually impossible due to this law. Russia will probably appeal the judgement.