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.
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.
Groundbreaking UNESCO guide to monitor LGBT bullying - April 30, 2019
30 April 2019 - In a new technical brief, Bringing it out in the open , UNESCO studies how to better monitor school violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression (SOGIE). UNESCO estimates that 246 million students experience school violence yearly throughout the world.
Poland vows to stop programs that include LGBT education - April 30, 2019
30 April 2019 - In March 2019 Poland’s ruling party, The Law and Justice Party (PiS), made it an election promise to block all planned LGBT education. A new school same sex education program was planned by the city of Warsaw but the PiS states it is a threat to polish values and culture. (Image: right-wing protesters carry a banner equating gays with pedophiles during the gay pride in 2017 in Gdansk)
Call to participate in LGBT tourism research - April 05, 2019
5 April 2019 - GALE notes a renewed interest in researching LGBT tourism. A new handbook was published and young researchers are trying to collect information and develop training for hospitality staff. GALE calls upon its members to help by filling in the surveys of two researchers.
Tryouts kick off to certify schools on their antibullying policy - April 02, 2019
2 April 2019 - In the next two months, pilots will take place in 8 high schools in 5 European countries to certify the quality of a school’s antibullying policy. The Antibullying Certification method is an initiative of the European Antibullying Network (EAN), and the development is lead by GALE. It is being developed by partners from across Europe thanks to Erasmus+ funding of the European Union. The intention is to make the certification inclusive for a range of diversities, including LGBTI.