Welcome to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity. 

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. 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. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.

Hate Crime

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.

The Hate Crime Report 2016

We are delighted to launch the LGBT Hate Crime Report 2016, which marks the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week.  This edition provides an updated analysis of UK data, and the UK results of  a pan-European quantitative and qualitative hate crime study, published here for the first time.   Read the report: The Hate Crime Report 2016

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New weekend online chat service launching Saturday 15th October

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline is launching a new online chat service on Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm-7pm. The phone helpline hours remain the same. For more info visit: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse

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Stephen Port trial: Press Statement

The trial of Stephen Port starts today, Tuesday 4th October. In October 2015, police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faces 29 charges for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, poisoning, rape and […]

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Stephen Port trial: Message for LGBT people

You may see news about the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking. When this news became public last year it was upsetting and worrying for many people. We know the reporting of the trial is […]

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