30th Anniversary of Section 28 (Local Government Act 1986, s 2A)


Enacted in the Thatcher years, this legislation represented a blatant piece of State sponsored homophobia. At the time, along with 1000s of other LGBT+ and heterosexual people, Booan Temple protested against it. Their protest failed, but the community was galvanised to carry on fighting back.

BBC3 producer, Ruth Evans, made a film detailing the story of a protest, which Booan took part in on 24 May 1988, the day s 28 became law, which can be seen on BBC News here.