History: Section 28

This lesson is based around an interview with Sue Sanders, Chair of Schools OUT UK and founder of LGBT History Month UK. She talks about the events of 1988, and the major protests that were launched in the wake of the passing of this homophobic legislation by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government.

Also included is a short feature that reunites one of the lesbian protesters who famously invaded the BBC 6 o’clock news that year, with Nicholas Witchell, who was one of the presenters that night.

This lesson actualises LGB people.

Lesson Objectives:

LO1 – understand Section 28 and know something about the time it was introduced in Britain
LO2 – explain its effects and its place in a changing society
LO3 – evaluate its significance and relate it to other equalities laws and campaigns

Lesson here