Stories of Section 28

Created on: 20 Feb 2024 | Last modified: 11 Apr 2024

Stories of Section 28/2A


Today, Scotland is the first country in the world to commit to a national rollout of LGBT Inclusive Education. But it was only just over 20 years ago that a piece of public sector legislation prohibited the teaching of LGBT lives and relationships in schools. 

So many of Scotland’s teachers and students lived through the devastating effects of Section 2A (known as Section 28 in England and Wales). What can we learn from their stories of the past, to help us take LGBT Inclusive Education forward in the present?

The EIS is currently gathering members’ Stories of Section 28/2A. These will form part of a larger project in partnership with the Time for Inclusive Education Campaign, aimed at developing teaching resources around Section 28/2A.


If you have a story to share, we would love to hear it!

Please get in touch by emailing Natalie Carroll (