The Allan Horsfall Gay Times Honour (Community Activism) Switchboard (founded 1974)
As a member of the Homosexual Law Reform Society, Allan Horsfall is widely credited with helping bring about the decriminalisation of male homosexual activity.
Founded in 1974, Switchboard is the longest-running LGBTQ helpline charity in the UK. Its dedicated and tireless network of volunteers manage over 30,000 calls each year from LGBTQ people around the nation, who have benefitted from its always-there approach.
The artwork depicts pages from Switchboard’s call log books selected from the archive by the artist and, as such, reflects the views of some of the individuals that have contributed to the charity’s history.