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Outrageous! The story of Section 28 with author Paul Baker
February 28, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From the author of the bestselling Fabulosa! comes Outrageous! The Story of Section 28 and Britain’s Battle for LGBT Education.
On 23 May 1988, Paul Baker sat down with his family to eat cake on his sixteenth birthday while The Six O’Clock News played in the background. But something was not quite right. There was muffled shouting – ‘Stop Section 28!’ – and a scuffle. The morning papers would announce: ‘Beeb Man Sits on Lesbian’.
The next day Section 28 passed into law, forbidding local authorities from teaching ‘the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship’. It would send shockwaves through British society, silencing gay pupils and teachers while galvanizing mass protests and the formation of the LGBTQ+ rights groups OutRage! and Stonewall.
Outrageous! tells the full story, join Paul to discuss his latest book.