Section 28 became law in 1988 under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership. It banned the “promotion” and “publication” of anything supporting a LGBT “pretend lifestyle.” The law essentially prevented teachers from talking with students about LGBT issues in school, even when students went to them for help.
Schools Out is an organization that has been dedicated to promoting equality and visibility of the LGBT community in schools since 1974. It is encouraging students and teachers everywhere to wear pink on Monday as a show of support against antigay prejudice and discrimination.
Organizers hope the movement will spread internationally and bring awareness to the many other countries that still suffer from a similar legacy of homophobic and transphobic laws.
Sue Sanders, co-chair of Schools Out, said: “We are asking that you join us in wearing pink and take a picture of yourself holding a simple message that reflects this promotion on 18 November, such as ‘Pink to promote equality.’”
You can send your pictures to @SchoolsOUTUK1 and #S28pink.