Edinburgh Gay Switchboard and Edinburgh Lesbian Line Annual Report and Accounts, 1993-1994
Scope and Contents
A Co-ordinator's summary review is provided which discusses the following: an increase in calls and befriending; negative images of gay people in the media resulting in vulnerable people experiencing low self-esteem and other mental health problems which Switchboard are trying to address; overview of call statistics for Edinburgh Gay Switchboard and Lesbian Line with a notable increase in calls relating to HIV and AIDS and safer sex; feedback and statistics from a bus advertising campaign with Scottish Motor Traction (SMT) and the rejection of the advert by Lothian Region Transport (LRT); lowering of the age of consent from 21 to 18 and the need for further lowering to 16 to help work with young people, particularly safer sex education; links formed with other organisations including the Lothian Gay Men's Health Group, and the Spittal Street Harm Reduction Team.
Reviews of helpline calls, face-to-face befriending work and social groups, and other operations including training and advertising is included.
Also included is a Statement of Income and Expenditure for the year ending 31/03/1994, and Call Statistics for the year ending 31/03/1994, which lists the types and number of calls.
Two additional pages are inserted which details Switchboard's income and expenditure and which have handwritten calculations and notes.
Conditions Governing Access
- Safer sex
- AIDS (Disease)
- AIDS (Disease) | Prevention |
- Age of consent
- Financial Statements
- HIV (Viruses)
- HIV (Viruses) | Lothian (Scotland) |
- HIV (Viruses) | Scotland |
- LGBTQ+ discrimination
- LGBTQ+ youth
- Mental health
- Mission statements
- Sexual Health
- Young adults
- From the Fonds: Sinclair, Cecil James Herbert , 21 May 1931 - 20 October 2004 (gay rights activist) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Edinburgh Befrienders (Organization)
- From the Fonds: Edinburgh Gay Switchboard and Lesbian Line (Organization)