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.
Study on homophobic bullying starts in Greece, Cyprus and Lithuania - January 15, 2018
15 January 2018 A large study tackling the issue of homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools has just started in 3 European countries (Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania). The study is a needs assessment in the context of a new EU project "HOMBAT - Combating HOMophoBic And Transphobic bullying in schools". The project focuses on training teachers.
GALE publishes first overview of LGBTI education in Europe - December 24, 2017
24 December 2017 - Today GALE published the first full overview of how European States implement the right to education for LGBTI (DESPOGI) students. About one third of the States (15) were rated as "supportive", as many were rated as "ambiguous" and slightly more (17) were scored as "denying". Peter Dankmeijer, author of the report and director of GALE comments: "It is good to see significant progress in a number of States. It shows strategic action with cooperation between NGOs, the education sector and the government works: schools can change. But the report also shows a lot remains to be done."
UNAIDS launches “My Health, My Right” campaign - November 30, 2017
30 November 2017 - In the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, UNAIDS has launched the campaign, My Health, My Right . It focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in exercising their rights. “All people, regardless of who they love, have the right to health” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS.
IPPF 60 second video contest on LGBTI deadline 3 December - November 24, 2017
24 November 2017 - IPPF, The International Planned Parenthood Federation, has launched an international video contest to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. The theme of the contest is: Being LGBTI+ is not a big deal. Discrimination is. GALE calls on members to participate in the contest. But be aware, the deadline is 3 December!
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).