Inner London Education Authority
ILEA had a Labour majority for much of its life, and was generally seen as gay-friendly, for instance appointing Paul Patrick as an advisor for equal opportunities in Expressive Arts. In 1987 ILEA's Learning Resources Branch produced 'A different story; First Feelings' in which a group of lesbian and gay young people discussed their experiences of growing up gay. The film was produced and directed by Sandy Andrews. ILEA held a copy of Jenny lives with Eric and Martin (for lending to teachers, not issued to children) and this was taken up by the press in the media hysteria leading to the passing of Section 28.
- http://opus.bath.ac.uk/18984/ An enquiry into the abolition of the Inner London Education Authority (1964-1988): with particular reference to politics and policy making
- http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/InThisIssue-articleid-3489-sectionid-650.html Gay Times February 2008 "Behind the story: Section 28"