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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Conservatives set to introduce new era of Section 28 with a ban on teaching about "gender identity" in schools
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Understand the LGBTQIA+ news: Conservatives set to introduce new era of Section 28 with a ban on teaching about "gender identity" in schools

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💬 This week:

  • New Section 28. For many, a new Section 28 was already in place after policy introductions, sets of guidance, and government rhetoric—albeit through the back door. This week, the government introduced one in plain sight, with a plan to ban Schools in England from teaching "about the concept of gender identity." Sex educator Dee Whitnell explains.
  • RVT Controversy. After a series of blunders and questionable comms judgements, the owners of the iconic bar announce plans for its future - we explore.
  • IDAHOBIT. This year's theme of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is 'No One Left Behind' - yet, as Yasmin Benoit argues in the Queer Gaze, asexual people seem to have been.

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  Queer, Transmasc, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent  They/He Dee Whitnell Qualified LGBTQ+ Sex Educator, journalist, author

Schools in England to be banned from teaching “about the concept of gender identity”

TL:DR; The government has announced new statutory guidance for relationships, sex and health education (RSHE). It will ban discussions of ‘gender identity’ in the classroom and impose a blanket age limit on sex education. It’s been decried by LGBTQIA+ groups as one of the most egregious attacks on discussion of our lives in schools - and dubbed a second ‘Section 28’ by many as it mirrors the clause’s ban on “promoting homosexuality”.

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