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Switchboard: The LGBT+ Helpline

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Tash Walker uncovers the history of Switchboard with a look back through the log books, showing how the milestones of the LGBTQ+ communities can be traced in the calls to the helpline since 1974.

Tash Walker is Co-Chair of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline and has brought the charity’s extensive and incredible history to light through her work on the Switchboard's log books. As well as archiving at Bishopsgate Institute, giving talks during LGBT History Month and media interviews, she co-hosts and co-produces the award-winning podcast The Log Books.

Listen to a special episode of The Log Books all about the Out and About exhibition below.


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