Forty years of counselling callers from all over the world has given London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard a frontline view of changing attitudes to homosexuality. Its volunteers tell Nick Duerden why they'll carry on listening. A call came through to the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard the other day from a heterosexual man wanting to talk about some sexual problems he had been experiencing with his girlfriend. Andy Davies, a long-term volunteer here and currently the Switchboard's secretary, lent a sympathetic ear, while waiting for what he presumed was the inevitable coda — an awkward confession of a gay affair on the side.
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LGBT London is an information portal that links the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans organisations in London. The website has a directory of services, networks and associations relevant to the LGBT community in London. London Friend is a charity which aims to promote the social, physical, sexual and emotional health of gay, lesbian and bisexual people living in London. Counselling, support services and a helpline is provided. London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard LLGS is an information and support service for gays, lesbians, transexuals, bisexuals and anyone needing help and advice with issues about their sexuality.
Who I am My name is Colin Smith. I live in Sydney, Australia, and attend the Uniting Church. Over the years I had noticed that a number of gay people experienced conflicts between their religion mainly Christianity and their sexuality, with some even taking their own lives as a result. This led to decades of research about religion and sexuality, undertaken on the internet and in religious books and journals. The research was carried out with an open mind, not with the aim of proving a pro-gay view.