|London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard||
Since London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LLGS) was founded in 1974 there has been substantial changes in the laws and attitudes towards LGBT people. Yet, the 20,000 people who call for support and information shows just how challenging it still can be to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
The issues facing the people who call us will not disappear overnight or even the foreseeable future, that is why leaving a legacy to LLGS can be such an important way to support the LGBT community.
By leaving a legacy you are not only pledging your support to the many thousands of LGBT people who call our phone line each year, but also helping making sure that we will be here for the many, many thousands of people who will need our help in the future.
It is largely thanks to the generosity and kindness of those people who have remembered LLGS in their will - with gifts of all sizes - that LLGS is here today. Please consider leaving LLGS a legacy, we would like to share with you an example of how Dudley’s legacy to LLGS has benefited LGBT people across the UK.
‘Dudley was a founding volunteer of LLGS and volunteered with us up to his death in 1999 . Dudley was there when lesbians and gay men were stigmatised in the law, press and in their daily lives. In the 1980s, along with other volunteers at LLGS, he ensured that concerned and frightened members of the LGBT community were provided with the latest information about HIV and AIDS.
During the time he volunteered for LLGS, he answered many hundreds of calls providing information and support to men and women across the country. The support he gave LLGS did not end with his death as Dudley remembered LLGS in his will, an act we are immensely grateful for. The gift he left LLGS has helped ensure that we can keep our phone room up and running and be there for those who need us – many of whom weren’t even born at the time Dudley first started taking calls on our helpline.’