Needs for Education about LGBT Issues by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations

Case Studies & Research
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From a worldwide assessment to explore the needs for a Global Association for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Education, it became clear all respondents want to exchange their good practices. However, to be able to focus on educating mainstream organizations about sexual diversity, several challenges need to be faced. LGBT grassroots organizations have a great need for basic capacity building. They do have first hand experience with discrimination but usually lack the educational expertise to translate such knowledge into effective interventions for mainstream target groups. They are not used to specify their objectives or to monitor effect of educational interventions, which makes it unclear whether they are effective. Creating a transnational learning process by discussing discrimination processes, setting specific objectives and comparing the effect of interventions would be useful. To enable this, local educators will need to transcend their cultural and personal views.

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