Sunday, 31 August 2014

Millfields Tree Circle Cinema - free outdoor films - Sat 13 September


Charity preview of PRIDE - Sunday 7 September

Great to see Hackney Picturehouse is supporting London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard (LLGS) by donating 100% of ticket revenue from its PRIDE preview on Sunday 7 September at 11.00am.

LLGS is a voluntary organisation which provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people, and anyone who needs to consider issues around their sexuality.

A dedicated group of volunteers make sure that the phone line is open every day of the year, and they do this for free. The charity relies on the generosity of supporters to help cover its running costs.
LLGS has provided support and information to more than three million people since its telephone started ringing in 1974.

In the 1970s it helped people coming out after 1967's partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality, and provided much-needed signposting to the newly developing gay scene. In the 1980s it was the leading source of information and advice on the then new and unknown disease of HIV/AIDS, and in the 1990s its support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community was never more evident than during the aftermath of the bombing of the Admiral Duncan.

Today LLGS continues to offer vital support on the phone to 15,000 people per year from across the UK, including those that feel isolated in their community, people who have been queer-bashed, and teenagers who are looking for advice on coming out or have been thrown out of their homes by their parents.