Legislation repealed in 2003 continues to affect the professional life of LGBT+ teachers
Section 28 was introduced by the Conservative government in 1988. When was it repeal and why was it introduced?
Following on from the news that one Birmingham school has stopped its LGBT+ relationships and equality lessons, Section 28 has started trending on Twitter.
In 1988 over 20,000 people took to the streets of Manchester to protest the Conservative Government’s controversial anti-gay legislation known as Section 28. Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 meant that local authority employees, including school teachers, could […]
Sir Brian Souter, who famously supported keeping a section 28 clause installed in the Scottish legal system, has reportedly topped up the Yes Campaign with £1 Million. In 2000 when the Scottish Government were planning to repeal the Section 28 […]
By now most of us will be aware of the news that some schools in the UK have Section 28 style policies regarding sex education. While it’s not a complete return to the dark days of the actual Section 28, […]
As a child of the eighties, I thought Maggie cut a rather marvellous figure, sailing through the decade with her shoulder power-pads, furs and that bulletproof hair – lacquered to within an inch of its existence. I was far too […]