The Queen Congratulates Gay Charity

The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard Received a Royal Surprise as They Celebrated Their 40th Anniversary.


During her 62 year reign of the United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II has become a patron to well over 600 charities. Historically The Queen has never voiced her opinion when it comes to gay rights, however earlier this month (Thursday 6th March) ‘The London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard’ received a message of congratulations from the Queen herself during their 40th anniversary celebrations.


In her message the Queen said:

“Best wishes and congratulations to all concerned on this most special anniversary.”

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on reaching its 40th anniversary.
“Since 1974 there has been real progress towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Voluntary organisations, such as the Switchboard, have made a vital contribution to that progress. The government continues to work to create a fairer and more equal society by removing the barriers to equality that LGBT people face.”


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Queen Elizabeth extends her support to London Gay and Lesbian Charity. Photo credit: Shaun Curry

This nod of approval from our Queen and our Prime Minister is a sign that we are well on our way to equality to all in the UK, and is something we should be proud of.

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Rachel Newbolt

Rachel is a web media student from London, UK.