20 years on from Section 28

The Forum, Norwich

All day:

Queer Norfolk exhibition and donation station (Ground/Second Floor, Millennium Library)

Preserve your LGBTQ+ history at the Norfolk Heritage Centre. Meet the archivists and see how we can make shared histories that challenge homophobia and transphobia. Explore objects from Section 28.

Sign making and arts and crafts with Norwich Trans Pride (TBC)

Get together, get creative and get political. Be inspired by the radical roots of Section 28 protests and make your own placards to protest the attacks on LGBT+ education in schools today.

People sit at a table covered with craft supplies and make badges.

There will be activities throughout the day


11am – Norfolk LGBT+ History Club Steve Lunnis: protesting Section 28 (Second Floor, Millennium Library)

Steve was involved in the ‘Stop the Clause’ campaign at the time, appearing with Sir Ian and Michael Cashman on several TV programmes.

12.15Spaces to Flourish – Realities of LGBTQ+ Culture in Schools (Second Floor, Millennium Library)

Join Lunnis, Nick Obrien, and a representative from Unison for a discussion about Section 28, its parallels and what it means today.

1.30 – Gender Rebels & Sing with Pride Choirs (Ground Floor, Millennium Library)

Specially selected protest songs from Gender Rebels and Sing with Pride choirs.

2.15 – Screening: Paul Baker, Outrageous! (TBC)

Discover the story of Section 28 and Britain’s battle for LGBT education!