This book is a vital, compelling account of the compounded shame and fear propagated by Section 28. A searing exploration of structural homophobia, absolutely necessary for anyone whose life was touched by this horrific legislation.
Pretended is a necessary political, social and cultural history of Section 28 and its impact on our educational spaces. In sharing her own story, Catherine Lee amplifies the experiences of all the gay and lesbian educators silenced by Section 28, and offers greater understanding to the generations of young people who were cheated out of a sound start in life because of the silence and shame the legislation planted in our schools. A brilliant book on our history, which teaches us important lessons for our future as we continue to reimagine our educational spaces as more LGBTQ+ inclusive.