Outrageous! profiled in the Literary Review

As anyone familiar with Paul Baker’s fantastically camp Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language would expect, his new book, in spite of its bleak subject matter, is more uproarious than self-pitying. Section 28, introduced in May 1988 by the Thatcher government…forbade the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality by local authorities – or sought to do so, at least, since in its fifteen-year existence not one successful prosecution was brought under it.