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Section 28

The Lasting Legacy of Section 28

Daniel Browne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Browne

Monday, Nov. 18, will mark a special day in the UK: the 10th anniversary of the repeal of Section 28. Introduced by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1988, Section 28 prohibited authorities in England and Wales from "promoting" homosexuality.

School's Out Forever: Laying The Ghost Of The Iron Lady's Section 28 To Rest

David Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Brown

I left school in 2002, one year before Britain's Section 28 was repealed. For the entirety of my primary and secondary education, schools and teachers, banned from "promoting homosexuality," simply didn't discuss homophobia or highlight information that could have helped LGBT young people.

Love The Iron Lady, Not Margaret Thatcher

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts

As I slowly became aware of politics, I admired Thatcher, like many others did, as a "strong leader." It was only after I discovered I was gay and studied politics that I realized her policies were, in fact, anti-gay.