Section 28 came at a time where open access to healthcare, regardless of your sexual orientation, was crucial. During the 80s and 90s, the AIDS crisis not only took the lives of many members of our community, but the media responses, the lack of action from government and the stigma of the disease further entrenched the homophobia within our society. Such political climates allow for suppressive laws such as Section 28 to thrive. 
HIV support worker Andi Walker and invited panellists will be discussing the ways in which these two forces intersected and fueled the fires of the socio-political climate of homophobia during the 1980s.
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