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Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Welcome to Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline, a place for calm words when you need them most. They are here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. They understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

  0300 330 0630 | 10am-10pm every day

Switcboard LGBT+ Helpline | Switcboard LGBT+ Helpline

Switchboard: Homophobia, HIV and hoax calls | BBC | 4 March 2019
Switchboard LGBT+: What it means to me by five people |  Another Man | 25 Feb 2019
Switchboard send their poster to every GP surgery in the country | Gay Times | 20 Nov 2015

Switchboard (UK) | Wikipedia

2019 marks the 45th birthday of Switchboard, a pioneering support organisation that began in the rooms above Housmans Bookshop, Kings Cross, London. Switchboard was founded in March 1974 as the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, providing help and information to London's gay community, particularly in the aftermath of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in 1967. In the 1980s, Switchboard was the leading source of information on HIV/AIDS, with some of Switchboard's volunteers amongst the founding members of the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Switchboard rebranded to its current name in 2015 to emphasise inclusion for persons of all sexual orientation and gender identities, and that its services are not limited to London. Today, it has expanded considerably to more than 30,000 callers each year, and now also provides support through email and instant messaging. Switchboard provides a listening service for people to discuss their feelings in an impartial and non-judgmental way, as well as information and advice for going out in London and the UK. Switchboard also operates an internet database of LGBT+ organisations in the UK known as "queery".

  "45" | Three Flying Piglets | 2019 | 1m

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