This summer we want to put a serous dent in homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We need your help though. Our message is, Recognise it – Report it. Recognise it – Hate crime isn’t just violence. It’s hurtful comments on the bus, harassment from neighbours or online abuse. Report it – Don’t suffer in silence. Speak […]
Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence & abuse charity. We give advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system. We are a completely independent community-led group and we are not connected to the police. You can contact us anonymously if you choose.
Hate crime can include verbal or written abuse, harassment and assault. We know all homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is wrong and any information you have could help prevent more. Even if you don’t want to go to the police yourself, we can liaise with them and you can remain anonymous.
Abuse from family, partners, and ex-partners does happen in our communities. Galop is a safe space to talk and think about what you want away from pressure at home. We can help you to explore your options, plan to make you safer, look for safe housing and speak with the police.
Sexual abuse can happen once or several times and involves unwanted contact of a sexual nature between two or more people. This can happen within families, partnerships, acquaintance or date rape, or as part of homophobic/ transphobic attacks. We can offer you offer listening and support as you come to terms with your experience. ...
Galop works with London’s LGBT Jigsaw project to provide support for young LGBT people who have experienced violence and are at threat of homelessness. Galop can provide emotional support, practical assistance, advocacy, referrals, and help reporting incidents to the police, depending on your situation. All these services are free and confidential.
Regular and sustained harassment can take the form of physical, verbal or written abuse, either in person or behind your back. It can be an exhausting, isolating and scary experience, but we can give you support and advice as well as help you find ways to deal with the harassment.
The police have made huge leaps forward, but things don’t always go the way they should. Galop can help you to put problems right with the police. We can give you advice and information on your options or make a formal complaint on your behalf if you’re unhappy about something the police have done.
Galop can help you if you have questions about criminal convictions or are concerned about Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. We can also support you if you have to go to court as a victim or witness, and we can even make a criminal injuries compensation claim on your behalf. If you need help ...
Galop was delighted to speak at IDAHO 2015 in Montenegro and provide regional police and judiciary training on best practices in dealing with LGBT hate crime in the UK. We were particularly glad to be there for the launch of the Issue Paper on human right and intersex people, and hear about new research findings on […]
Some photos from the hugely successful CliniQ Wellbeing day! One of our caseworkers, Serge, was delighted to give two workshops: Sexological Bodywork- in conversation with Meredith Reynolds, SB Practitioner. Let’s Talk Sex – with CliniQ Team counsellors Michelle & Martha & Frankie from (Spectrum & Sexual Health). One of our of clients was a winner- a big congratulations […]
New National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership A major new initiative to tackle hate crime has been announced by the LGBT Consortium today. It brings together a partnership of 31 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England and Wales. Funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the partnership will aim to increase […]
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Galop is London's LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity.
- Say no to plans for a single hate crime hotline- Galop's CEO in today's Guardian along with @TellMamaUK and
- Came across a bit of Galop history in the office http://t.co/hvxnySb7Mf
- @jadaface101 sure, it's firstname.lastname@example.org - phone/online report form will get picked up quicker though :)