Section 28 Repeal: 20th Anniversary

Friday, November 17, 2023 Webinar

Join us as we host a panel event to discuss the 20th Anniversary of the Section 28 repeal. Section 28 of the Local Government Act was passed in May 1988 and repealed in 2000 in Scotland and in 2003 in England and Wales.

The specific section of the law banned places like schools and libraries from “promoting homosexuality”. An example of this meant that school teachers were effectively banned from talking about or educating people about homosexuality.

We’ll be joined by various speakers who will discuss the impact the section had on them growing up in education, work, and in their communities. We’ll also reflect on how we can ensure such sections don’t come in place again to impact future generations, as LGBTQ+ relationships and identities are under a critical spotlight in 2023.

This webinar is hosted by Ellen Edenbrow, I&D expert from Inclusive Employers.

Ellen joined the team as an employee in November 2021 but has worked with us as an associate delivering training for 3-4 years. Before joining the team, Ellen has had a variety of roles in the charity, public and private sector including unions, local authorities, higher education and financial services. Find out more about Ellen.

What will you learn

  • What was Section 28, why was it created and how was it repealed
  • How did it impact LGBTQ+ people in the UK
  • The lasting impact it has had
  • Where are we now in LGBTQ+ inclusion and protections

Who is this for?

  • Level – Beginner
  • Whole staff team

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