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A mixed bunch on Lesbian Line


Catherine volunteered on the second incarnation of . “ got us a room in the . There were 8 volunteers, a mix of people, with no budget, it was a bit of a mess, but we kept going for a couple of years. We didn’t get that many calls but a separate was important as quite a lot of didn’t want to talk to a man, they wanted a lesbian to talk to. was more male orientated, with few lesbians working there”.

80 Catherine had previously been on Lincoln Switchboard, which was very important for isolated LGBs living in the countryside, with nothing happening. “It wasn’t quite the same in Birmingham as there were such as at the in Kings Heath, Tuesday night , ‘’ and various sporadic events”.

Contributed by: Catherine M, 47

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