Jul 2015 - Switchboard - The LGBT Helpline

23 July 2015 by Pure Radio

Switchboard is a national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

They provide advice and understanding by telephone, email, and instant messaging. And they can also give callers details of community groups and services.

Co-Chair and Trustee, Dave Maher spoke to Under the Rainbow about how the helpline has evolved since it began 41 years ago, in the 1970s.

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Jan 2014 - Coming Out Of The Closet

23 January 2014 by Pure Radio

Coming out of the closet, and being open about who you are, can be a challenging situation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s Advice and Support Manager, Samantha Days.

Their helpline is available daily for advice on coming out.

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Under the Rainbow - 20th December 2012

20 December 2012 by Pure Radio

Thursday 20th December 2012: The lifestyle guide for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Stockport. Under the Rainbow keeps you updated with everything going on in the borough and beyond. Listen for details of local groups, unmissable gigs, the latest news and have a laugh with our quiz.

Under the Rainbow also heard about the Lesbian and Gay Foundation’s helpline – which is available every day over the festive holidays.

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Dec 2012 - LGF Helpline

20 December 2012 by Pure Radio

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation run a telephone helpline aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community.

They are available every day over the festive holidays, to answer any questions, or just to be there – if you just want someone to talk to.

Samantha Days from the organisation spoke to Under the Rainbow and explained that it’s open every day including Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The number is 0845 3 30 30 30, and they are available from 10am to 10pm every day.

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