Welcome to Galop, the leading 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. Anything you tell us is confidential, and you can contact us anonymously if you choose.

If you have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence in London, you can call the Galop shoutline on 0207 704 2040.

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.

PRESS RELEASE: DAP welcomes new partner

The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is delighted to announce that London Friend has joined the partnership following the closure of PACE as the provider of the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) counselling service for victims of Domestic Violence and abuse. The pioneering partnership is funded by London Councils and is the […]

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Charity Single Available Now

In memory of those who lost their lives in the Orlando attack, London Gay Men’s Chorus  has released a charity single, Bridge Over Troubled Water, with proceeds being split between the Pulse Victims Fund (via Equality Florida) and Galop.  The Chorus gave a touching performance of the song at London’s vigil for Orlando. Galop is deeply saddened by the attack, and stands in solidarity […]

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Galop stands in solidarity with Orlando

Galop, the UK LGBT anti-violence charity, stands in solidarity with those attacked at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and calls for international efforts to combat prejudice and violence against LGBT people. We are shocked and deeply saddened by this heinous act of violence, and stand united with our community in Florida against hate. We’ve been […]

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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 […]

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Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide

Galop is proud to have contributed to a new European Guide on best practices to support people experiencing hate crime, produced by RAA Saxony, a German civil society organisation. This comprehensive guide shares the deep experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers with a broader audience. It also provides practitioners, criminal justice professionals, civil servants, policy-makers […]

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New CATCH hate crime project launched: www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk

The leading organisations working nationally to tackle hate crime have come together in a groundbreaking partnership to help people facing abuse in London.  These organisations include Galop (combatting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia) The Community Security Trust (antisemitism); TellMama (Islamophobia); The Monitoring Group (racism) and Choice in Hackney and Westminster Mind (disability hate crime). The new […]

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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 […]

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