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The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard award-winning helpline is open between 10am and 11pm every day of the week, 365 days a year.
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Switchboard @ 40
 

On February 21st at the Rada Studios in Chenies Street, Bloomsbury, generations of ex and current volunteers shared their memories on a panel that read like a who's who of LGBT activism in the UK including Lisa Power, founder member of Stonewall and a campaigner for the Terence Higgins Trust, David Seligman, founder member of Switchboard and Julian Hows, of the Global Network of People Living with HIV.

In the packed audience, many of them Switchboard alumni, were Sir Nick Partridge, former chief executive of the Terence Higgins Trust, Simon Watney, founder of the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and Andrew Lumsden, former editor of Gay News.

As Lisa Power noted, the organisation became a “finishing school” for activists, many of whom went on to do extraordinary things for gay rights in the UK. 

For the full article click HERE.

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40th Anniversary Gala
 

Beverley Knight, Dan Gillespie-Sells and X Factor star Lucy Spraggan played a set of exclusive live performances to mark our 40th birthday celebrations on Thursday March 6th.

 

Her Majesty The Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London Boris Johnson were among the politicians who congratulated the charity for providing calm words and free and confidential advice to the LGBT community.

 

Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss also marked the occasion with a speech to 500 guests inside the Palm Court at The Waldorf HiltonLondon.

 

Performer Knight said the occasion was a reminder that many gay people still need support, especially in countries where homophobia remains. 

 

Guests were treated to Patrón Tequila cocktails including the Patrón Lychee Zest and the Patrón Long Cosmo, yummy popkakes kindly donated by PopKakery and delicious canapés as well as an after party hosted by Jemmone Radio and supported by RSH Audio Ltd.

 

The station’s breakfast hosts Neil Sexton and Debbie Ryan aka ‘NDebz’ hosted the proceedings, which also included raffle prizes from Hilton Hotels & Resorts and flights from British Airways.

 

Guests included: Mark Gatiss, Myleene Klass, Pixie Lott, Jaymi Hensley, Kingsland Road, Nicholas MacDonald, Duncan James, Brian Paddick, Evan Davis, Darius Danesh and Henry Conway.

 

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