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

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.

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

This week is the first ever UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness and understanding about these issues and how to get help. Galop’s Sexual Assault Casework Service has been running for 10 years, working with people in London and beyond who have experienced sexual assault, however and whenever it happened. We work with all LGB&T people aged 13+, we’re friendly and inclusive, and we’ve got particular expertise about issues affecting trans people and related to chemsex.

Read more

New factsheets: Tackling Biphobia and Wellbeing & Self Care

Check out our two new factsheets: Wellbeing And Self Care Tackling Biphobia   There’s plenty more on our factsheets page: A Guide To Diary Sheets Arrest Stop and Search Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law Criminal Record Checks at Work CRB Checks & Gender […]

Read more

Free domestic abuse counselling will continue

Many of you may have heard the sad news that PACE, the LGBT mental health charity, has closed. PACE has provided support services to LGBT people for 31 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services. Galop has worked closely with PACE for many years, and the closure is a huge loss to us […]

Read more

Trans Equality Report Published Today

Today the Women and Equalities Committee published their report on Transgender Equality, highlighting that whilst there has been progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people in the UK. You can read the full Inquiry Report here and Galop’s full submission here.        

Read more

FREE DOMESTIC ABUSE WORKSHOP

NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 6th February 2016

This workshop will focus on:
– Identifying what is an abusive relationship
– Looking at risk factors and safety planning
– Building and encouraging confidence, assertiveness and self esteem
– The importance of support networks and staying connected
– Recognising and understanding relationship patterns

Get in touch with PACE for more information: dacounselling@pacehealth.org.uk or call PACE on 020 7255 9615.

Read more

Barking Investigation Update

A few weeks ago there was the news that the deaths of four young men in Barking, east London, were linked and that a suspect, Stephen Port, had been arrested and charged with their murder.

Please think about coming forward if you had – or think you had – contact with Stephen Port. You can talk to us. Galop is an independent, confidential organisation. We can help pass on intelligence that protects your anonymity.
Contact us on 020 7704 2040 or referrals@galop.org.uk.

Read more

The Deaths of Four Gay Men in Barking

Galop is deeply concerned about the deaths of four young gay men in Barking and the circumstances around this. We are working with community and statutory contacts around the investigation and support for individuals. We know that LGB&T people, particularly gay & bi men who use apps and are involved in the chem sex scene […]

Read more

Do something wonderful today!

Volunteer with Beyond Barriers to support carers and former carers from hard to reach communities, such as BAME, LGBT, Refugee & Asylum seekers, in Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Lambeth and Wandsworth. They offer excellent support and personal development opportunities for volunteers, including supervision and ongoing training. Currently recruiting: Volunteer Mentors IT / Computer Mentors LGBT Champions Online/Social media support Volunteers […]

Read more

Advice for Hate Crime Advisers

Are you a worker or volunteer assisting someone with homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse? This free and confidential service supports you in exploring options open to your lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) service user, facing hate crime.

Read more

LGBT Hate Crime: Recognise it, Report it

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 […]

Read more