“Outrageous! The story of Section 28 and the Battle for LGBT+ education”

It will be 20 years in 2023 since the section 28* legislation was repealed. As Professor Baker says,

“Although Section 28 was repealed in 2003, recent events around the world have shown that LGBTQ+ rights can be quickly eroded so it has never been more pertinent to tell the story of Section 28 and to be inspired by the activists who fought against it."

Paul Baker is Professor of English Language at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. He has written over 20 books, including, 'Outrageous!: The Story of Section 28 and Britain's Battle for LGBT+ Education' and 'Fabulosa! The Story of Polari. Britain's Secret Gay Language'. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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*Section 28 of the Local Government Act was enacted in May 1988. It was brought in to "prohibit the promotion of homosexuality by local authorities" - the organisation that was in charge of social care and schools.