Posted by on September 14, 2023 12:21 pm
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Sir Ian McKellen (Image: Attitude)

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted he fears a return of Section 28 in a new interview with Attitude, calling the prospect “dreadful.”

The original law banning ‘promotion of homosexuality’ in schools was introduced by Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1988.

Oscar-nominated actor McKellen famously came out publicly as gay in response to the legislation. He also co-founded LGBTQ rights campaigning group Stonewall alongside Lisa Power and Michael Cashman, among others, to protest it.

The law was repealed in 2000 in Scotland and 2003 in England and Wales. However, some worry a copycat of Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay, Don’t Say Trans’ law could be introduced in the UK. The law bans all discussion related to LGBTQ existence across all grades.

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