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The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard is the oldest gay and lesbian telephone help line in the UK, based in London.
LLGS was founded in March 1974, providing help and information to London's gay community. Since then it has expanded considerably, talking to more than 30.000 callers each year.
Today, LLGS, or "Switchboard" as it is affectionately known, provides a listening service for people to discuss their feelings in an impartial and non-judgemental way, as well as providing information and advice for going out in London and the UK. LLGS also operates an internet database of gay organisations in the UK known as queery.
LGBT and Queer studies