The Log Books

Tash Walker, Adam Zmith and Shivani Dave

**Best New Podcast (Gold) at the British Podcast Awards 2020**

What if you could glimpse into LGBTQIA+ life from decades ago? Since 1974 volunteers at Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline, have written notes in the charity's log books. Hosts Tash Walker and Adam Zmith are re-opening these pages today, to explore untold stories from Britain’s queer history.

Each episode explores a different theme from LGBTQIA+ life through log book entries, dozens of voices sharing their own memories, and conversations about being queer today.

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“Would like to stay” | Episode 11
“Would like to stay” | Episode 11
We have so many fascinating stories for our final episode of the season: a lesbian who helped a gay immigrant to stay legally in the UK, a gay refugee who fled Syria, an Indian who learnt that cruising is different in India, Canada and the UK, and a British Indian who built mixed dance nights for London’s range of cultures.Tash and Adam hear about the people who phoned Switchboard for advice on how to live, love and work in the UK, and from a range of contributors with different perspectives on borders, cultures and LGBTQ+ identity.Transcript here.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.‘Louise’ voiced by Cathy Tyson'Sami' voiced by Aso SherabayaniClip from Here and Now: Gay Black Group used with permission from MACE, the Media Archive for Central England at the University of Lincoln. First broadcast on June 26th, 1983.For more information about the themes in this episode, take a look at:Legal advice from the Joint Council for the Welfare of ImmigrantsBlack Pride UKNaz and Matt FoundationKaleidoscope TrustPeter Tatchell Foundation : Speaking out for Human RightsLesbians & Gays Support the MigrantsUK Lesbian & Gay Immigration GroupGaysiansMusic by Tom Foskett-BarnesArtwork by Natalie Dotohttps://www.thelogbooks.orgSupport this show Hosted on Acast. See for more information.