“It’s great to be gay!” | Episode 7

“It’s great to be gay!” | Episode 7

By Tash Walker, Adam Zmith and Shivani Dave

The Log Books

Monday, 16 December

People often make a phone call because they are lonely and isolated, as the log books at Switchboard show. Exploring this issue, Tash and Adam hear from Tony Whitehead and others who took such calls in the dead of night. Chryssy Hunter explains about the issue of loneliness among our LGBTQ+ elders today.

Content warning: stories about racism, including slurs, and suicide.

The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBT+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Adam Smith and Tash Walker, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline.

For more information about loneliness among LGBTQ+ elders, take a look at:

Opening Doors London

Tackling loneliness and isolation can help older LGBT people’s health

Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes

Artwork by Natalie Doto


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