Is Section 28 Back?

Heavy clouds were gathering over the LGBT community today (August 17th) as it emerged that three incipient academies in the UK have stipulated that their ‘governors will not support the promotion of homosexuality’ in their Sex and Relationships education Policy. According to a report in GayStar News, Castle View Enterprise Academy in Sunderland, Colston Girl’s […]

Scots Campaigners Fear Attempt to Resurrect Section 28

Scottish Equality Network Policy Co-ordinator Tom French (in the thumbnail picture) raised fears that anti-same sex marriage campaigners intend to use the same sex marriage legislation – due to be read in Holyrood on March the 20th – to revive Section 28. This follows a statement by a leading protest group suggesting the prevention of […]

Featherstone Ditched in Cabinet Re-shuffle

Minister for Equalities Lynne Featherstone, who attended last year’s LGBT History Month pre-launch and the Rugby league match where Sheffield Eagles wore Schools OUT Tackle Homophobia shirts, has lost out in the cabinet re-shuffle. Featherstone was an outspoken advocate of same-sex marriage and at the Eagles match she announced the launch of the LGBT Sports Charter, which every […]

Equivocal Government Statement Raises Section 28 Revival Fears in Scotland

Scotland’s Equality Network was asking for clarity yesterday after an equivocal statement from a Government spokesperson implied LGBT issues could be ‘censored’ from the curriculum. It all began with right-wing Scottish lobby group Scotland for Marriage protesting outside a public forum at Renfrew Town Hall. They were there to remonstrate with SNP ministers – who wish to legalise […]

Gove To Reintroduce Section 28?

The Government’s flagship academies and free schools may be forced to promote marriage and devalue families based on other relationships if they wish to obtain and sustain their funding, according to a report in the Telegraph today (December 4th). A document laying out the conditions for funding these new state schools, which are centrally funded […]