From Section 28 to LGBTQI+ InclusionLegacies, Tensions and Trajectories in Education

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration from 4:00 pm

Venue: The Technology and Innovation Centre

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Drawing on the LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland / CILIA-LGBTQI+ project Comparing Intersectional Life Course (In)equalities Among LGBTQI+ people, this event examines the history, present and futures of LGBTQI+ inclusions in school, college and university cultures, communities and curricula.

2018 marked 30 years since the introduction of Section 28, a controversial piece of legislation prohibiting the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ in schools and local authority services. Repealed in Scotland in 2001, we have since witnessed significant changes in LGBTQI+ inclusion across the education sectors – most recently via the Scottish Government’s commitment to implement LGBT-inclusive education across Scottish state schools.

Through archival displays, film screenings, and interactive sessions, join researchers from Strathclyde’s School of Education to explore these issues and tensions further. Speakers will include:

  • Tour of Section 28/2A archival materials led by Sue John of Glasgow Women’s Library.
  • Panel discussion featuring Strathclyde academics, researchers and educators: Professor Yvette Taylor, Dr Churnjeet Mahn, Justin Beck, Dr Maddie Breeze, and Dr Matson Lawrence.
  • Video contributions from specialists reflecting upon the history and contemporary context of LGBTQI+ exclusions and inclusions in education.

More information about LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland can be found here. 

More information about CILIA-LGBTQI+ project can be found here. 

Who should attend?

This event is open to anyone who is interested in examining LGBTQI+ inclusions in educational contexts. This includes:

  • Teachers and related education practitioners;
  • Academics and researchers;
  • HE and FE lecturers and practitioners;
  • Students;
  • Third sector organisations;
  • Public sector stakeholders;
  • Campaigners and activists;
  • LGBTQI+ people and allies;
  • Anyone else who is interested!

Benefits of attending

  • Gain insight into the history and contemporary context of LGBTQI+ exclusions/inclusions in education in Scotland and the UK;
  • Learn about current research and work on LGBTQI+ inclusions in educational contexts;
  • Meet and network with others interested in LGBTQI+ inclusions in education.


Dr Matson Lawrence
phone 0141 444 8077
Research Associate, LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland
Professor Yvette Taylor
phone 0141 444 8048
Professor of Education and PI of LGBTQI+ Lives Scotland

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