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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.
Conservatives in New South Wales propose censorship law - November 09, 2020
9 November 2020 - The conservative Australian politician Mark Latham has proposed a law for the state of New South Wales that will forbid education about gender fluidity. The proposal harms trans and gender diverse students by denying their existence and prevents teachers and counsellors from supporting them. It allows parents to withdraw their child from a class or program which tells them LGBTIQ+ people are just like everyone else.
Madrassa for trans people opens in Dhaka - November 07, 2020
8 November 2020 - Sanjana Chowdury from the BBC reports that in Dhaka, a madrassa for third sex people has opened. It is the first religious school for transgender people to be opened in Bangladesh. Although right wing forces vehemently persecute gay and lesbian people in Bangladesh, third gender has officially been recognized.
Human Rights Watch calls for stepping up efforts to combat bullying - November 05, 2020
5 November 2020 - Governments around the world should urgently step up efforts to ensure students’ safety at school and in online spaces, Human Rights Watch said today on the first International Day against Violence and Bullying at School Including Cyberbullying. Many governments have not yet banned corporal punishment, and many lag behind on protecting students from school-related sexual violence, bullying, and online violence, including homophobic, transphobic and sexist bullying.
Polish president divides country with homophobia - August 08, 2020
8 August 2020 - In the election battle, the Polish president Andrzej Duda vowed to ban all LGBT education in schools. He narrowly won the election and many fear the repressive policy of the last few years will now be implemented with more extreme measures. While parliament members protested by wearing rainbow dresses, flags and masks, some LGBT are already planning to flee the country.
LGBTI movement asks for protection of rights during COVID-19 outbreak - June 05, 2020
5 June 2020 - Today, GALE joined a coalition of 187 organizations to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the situation of LGBTI persons and those who defend their rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The coalition urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither exacerbate existing misconceptions, prejudices, inequalities or structural barriers, nor lead to increased violence and discrimination against sexually and gender diverse persons.