In March 1974 the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard was founded to provide confidential and accessible help and information on the end of a phone line. In 2015 the organisation was renamed ‘Switchboard: the LGBT+ Helpline’ to emphasise inclusion for persons of all sexual orientation and gender identities, and to reflect its nationwide reach.
Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline, is the new name for London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard. The change will be announced officially tomorrow (Thursday, June 25) at a special Gala at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London starting at 8pm. The charity, which was forty years old last year, provides confidential phone, e-mail and instant messaging services to support people who want to talk about sexuality and/or gender identity.