The Log Books
The Log Books
Jan 25, 2021
“Would like to stay” | Episode 11
Play • 42 min

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.

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 Sherabayani

Clip 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 Immigrants

Black Pride UK

Naz and Matt Foundation

Kaleidoscope Trust

Peter Tatchell Foundation : Speaking out for Human Rights

Lesbians & Gays Support the Migrants

UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group


Music by Tom Foskett-Barnes

Artwork by Natalie Doto

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