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.
First global conference on bullying features attention to homophobic bullying - June 27, 2017
27 June 2017 - Last month, the World Anti-Bullying Forum conference in Stockholm, against expectations, featured attention to homophobic bullying is several ways. The WABF was the first world conference on bullying and it was not expected to give very much attention to homophobia. This expectation was mainly because the traditional definition of bullying covers only personal interactions between students without attention to motive or normative context. However, this was challenged in different plenary sessions and workshops. The initiated discussion may lead to a need to review the current definition of bullying.
European Court judges Russian censorship law a breach of European rules - June 21, 2017
21 June 2017 - Yesterday, European Court of Human Rights ruled almost anonymously that the Russian censorship law banning the so-called propaganda of non traditional sexual relations aimed at minors breaches European treaty rules that Russia signed. This is a positive development for sexual diversity education, which became virtually impossible due to this law. Russia will probably appeal the judgement.
New family equality guide - June 17, 2017
17 June 2017 - In 2016–2017, ten movement leaders and experts from the LGBTI, women’s rights and progressive faith movements charted the use of family in recent years of progressive activism. They engaged did a survey with more than 200 experts, organized a conference and had consultations with key organizations. The result was a guide which guide invites social justice activists in Europe to consider placing family equality at the centre of our progressive strategies, discourse and actions.
GALE and LGBT Christians want cooperation with religious schools - May 27, 2017
27 May 2017 - GALE attended the annual conference of the European Forum of LGBT Christians in Gdansk (Poland) and facilitated a workshop on cooperation with religious schools. The differences in Europe turned out to great to agree on a joint strategy or project. Still, the workshop was one further step in creating European cooperation.
USA education secretary sees no problem when schools refuse LGBT students - May 25, 2017
25 May 2017 - The USA federal secretary of education Betsy DeVos has stated she sees no problem if USA States discriminate LGBTQ students. GALE considers downgrading the status of the USA from “ambiguous” to a “denying” State on the GALE World Map.