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.
Summer school on prosociality discusses risks of being social - July 21, 2019
21 July 2019 - Last week, participants in the international summer school on prosociality in Città di Castello, Italy, discussed the limits of being “prosocial” in world that quickly seems to become more selfish and ruthless. It became clear the concept of “prosociality” is not jus an unproblematic ambition of teaching students to be nice to each other. True prosociality includes being free to be yourself, free to make choices even when the majority does not like it and being free from discrimination. This makes prosociality a politically sensitive topic, especially in countries where dictators and right-wing populists are actively using the argument of religious freedom to establish fundamentalist and totalitarian control of society.
US school comes back from inadequate response to homophobic leaflets - July 02, 2019
2 July 2019 - A junior high school in the USA tries to address racist and homophobic flyers that students were passing out earlier this year. The homophobic and racist flyers had crossed-out rainbow flags and showed confederate flags. The school’s initial reaction to the flyers was a disaster. It forbade both confederate flags and rainbow flags, and clothing with messages supporting LGBTQ equality were banned. The teacher who supported the Gay-Straight Alliance was no longer welcome to come to work.
Fill in the EU LGBTI Survey before 20 July - June 29, 2019
29 June 2019 - The EU LGBTI Survey was launched on Tuesday 28 May and it will close (extendend deadline) on July 20. The survey will collect the experiences of discrimination and hate crime as well as the views and challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people across the EU. GALE encourages her European members and others to fill in the survey before July 20.
Joint statement against Vatican school guidance condemning gender perspective - June 12, 2019
12 June 2019 - Almost 1100 organizations and organizations have signed a joint statement condemning a new Vatican guidance to schools. The guidance forbids schools to teach that gender can be chosen or to allow students to live according to their chosen gender. Despite officially calling for dialogue, the Vatican polarized the discussion by publishing the document amid the pride month.
Birmingham parents reject LGBT education in school - May 07, 2019
7 May 2019 - In Birmingham, United Kingdom parents protest an inclusivity and acceptance education program for primary schools, No Outsiders . They believe it is infringing on their rights as parents while the program is actually abiding by current UK legislation.