“No reason whatsoever to doubt” | Episode 9

“No reason whatsoever to doubt” | Episode 9

By Tash Walker, Adam Zmith and Shivani Dave

From 1983 to 1991, calls to Switchboard about rape and domestic violence increased in number. So in this episode Tash and Adam hear some of those stories and ask volunteers from the time to share their experience of supporting survivors. This episode also features an account of how Switchboard evolved in order to improve how it handled calls about violence, and an update on how these matters are handled today by GALOP, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

Content warning: domestic violence, abusive relationships, rape and sexual consent, and suicide.

The Log Books — stories from Britain’s LGBT+ history and conversations about being queer today. Produced by Shivani Dave, Tash Walker and Adam Zmith, in partnership with Switchboard - the LGBT+ helpline. With thanks to the Bishopsgate Institute and the BFI National Archive.

For more information, take a look at:

Get help from GALOP

SurvivorsUK for help with male rape and sexual abuse


In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado 

Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes

Artwork by Natalie Doto


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