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UK Schools Will “Go Pink” In Support of LGBT Students and Community

Schools in the UK are being encouraged to “go pink” on Monday in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28.

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.

On:           Nov 15, 2013
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  • 1 Comment
    • fagburn

      UK schools were not under local authority control at the time, so Section 28 did not affect them…

      Nov 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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