In our four-part podcast series on Queer Activisms, historians, performers, educators and activists take a deep dive into existence and resistance in queer life – past and present.
In this episode on queer education, Elly Robson is joined by Syeda Ali and Nazmia Jamal to discuss how queer lives can be integrated into school curricula and cultures. The history of queer education in the UK has often been one of deliberate silence: a silence that was officially legislated between 1988 and 2003 by Section 28, which made it illegal for schools to ‘promote homosexuality’. In this episode, we explore stories of resistance and trace Section 28’s legacies, including what lessons it might hold for teachers seeking to challenge the Islamophobic Prevent strategy today.
You can listen to the other episodes in the Queer Activisms series here: