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Wolfenden Lecture - Section 28: A Posionous Law and Legacy

Thu 24 May 2018

18:30 - 20:00

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Join us, on the 30th anniversary of the enactment of Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 (in England, Wales and Scotland), when Peter Tatchell, internationally renowned LGBT+ and human rights activist, will be speaking about, “Section 28: A Poisonous Law and Legacy”. The amendment of the Act stated that a local authority “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” or “promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship.” This special event is named in memory of Lord Wolfenden, who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading from 1950–64. Lord Wolfenden chaired a committee that wrote the 1957 ‘Wolfenden Report’, a key milestone in LGBT+ history in the UK