The Al­lan Hors­fall Gay Times Hon­our (Com­mu­nity Ac­tivism) Switch­board (founded 1974)

Gay Times Magazine - - Ryan J Brown -

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.

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