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.

European project prepares to launch e-course on gender for teen boys - April 19, 2021

19 April 2021 - Recently, the European Erasmus+ project “gender education of teen boys: a digital toolkit” published her first newsletter. The project announces that the digital toolkit will be accessible after the summer vacation.

Presentation of new method for LGBTI sensitivity in VET - March 30, 2021

30 March 2021 - On May 18, the European federation for Vocational Education and Training providers will organize an online presentation and expert meeting of the SENSE-project on LGBTI issues in vocational education. The presentation will present the four products of the project and will discuss the need for national and European specific qualifications vocational students need to support LGBTI clients and customers. At the end of the online meeting, a Dutch spoken session will be held to discuss the specific experiences in the Dutch partner organization ROC van Amsterdam.

New EU Strategy on the rights of the child complements the EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy - March 27, 2021

27 March 2021 - Today, the European Commission published the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. Protecting and promoting the rights of the child is a core objective of the EU and therefore, the strategy aims to “build the best possible life for children in the EU and across the globe.” It strongly complements the EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020–2025, committing to clear actions to end intersex genital mutilation, tackle online bullying of LGBTI youth, and improve free movement for rainbow families.

New project researches LGBTIQ discrimination in vocational education - March 27, 2021

27 March 2021 - A new European project embarks on a research on LGBTIQ discrimination in vocational education. The UNIQUE project focuses on training vocational teachers to become ambassadors of sexual and gender diversity, and the research is part of the needs assessment. GALE is one of the partners in the project and conducts the research both in the Netherlands, where it is based, and in other countries in Europe.

Dutch reformational schools out LGBT students to their parents - March 26, 2021

26 March 2021 - The Dutch newspaper NRC reports that the Dutch reformational Christian Gomarus school outs LGBT students to their parents without the student's permission. Because the parents are from ultraconservative Christian communities, the results are often disastrous. The teachers and counselors of Gomarus follow the guideline on homosexuality developed by their national reformational school federation VGS, which is looking for the limits of the Dutch equal opportunities legislation. (Photo: title page of a Dutch curriculum targeting conservative Christian schools)