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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.
Call upon UK and other States to improve not-so-comprehensive sex education - October 12, 2017
12 October 2017 - The London activist Peter Thatchell has called upon the UK Education Minister and asked her to clarify why the introduction of compulsory "Comprehensive Sexual Education" (CSE) does not include attention to LGBT+ issues. GALE notes it is a worldwide trend that so-called "comprehensive" sex education is not comprehensive at all. GALE proposes to label such programs nsCSE (no-so Comprehensive).
GALE proposes adapted definition of bullying - October 01, 2017
1 October 2017 - During the annual conference of the European Anti-bullying Network (EAN), Peter Dankmeijer, director of GALE, proposed a reviewed version of the internationally accepted definition of bullying. Dankmeijer feels that the current definition does not reflect the realities of discriminatory bullying like homophobic and transphobic which are endemic is schools. Rather than focusing just on small scale interactions between a few individual students, bullying should also take larger social and cultural influences into account.
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 .