September 18 in LGBTQ History

1980: The Toronto Board of Education adopts a policy banning discrimination based on sexual orientation while adding a clause forbidding “proselytizing of homosexuality in the schools.”

1981: The film Mommie Dearest opens, simultaneously glorifying and condemning gay icon Joan Crawford.

2003: The bill to repeal Section 28 in the remaining parts United Kingdom (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) receives Royal Assent. Section 28 had already been repealed within Scotland in 2000. The UK repeal becomes active on November 18.

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