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 […]
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.
National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Domestic Abuse Helpline
Phone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428*
Domestic abuse can be psychological, financial, sexual, physical and/or emotional.
Need support? We’re here to help.
10am – 8pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday**
10am – 5pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
1pm – 5pm Friday
**1pm-5pm Tuesday is a trans specific service.
If you have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence in London, you can also call the Galop shoutline on 0207 704 2040.
*Call the number cheapest for you: 0300 numbers are billed as 01 and 02 landline numbers and are usually included in mobile phone package minutes. 0800 numbers are free from landlines and included in some mobile provider inclusive minutes.
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 ...
NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 18th June 2016 The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) runs a free workshop for LGBT people in London who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, either from an intimate partner of family member. Our trained group facilitators will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental place to help you work through the […]
We want to hear from you! This short survey asks UK LGBT people their thoughts about hate crime and reporting. It’s part of a project to combat hate at a European level. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and share it: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T9JQ5W8
May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and we have been busy. Here are a few things we would like to share: Give five minutes to tackle hate This short survey asks UK LGBT people their thoughts about hate crime and reporting. It’s part of a project to combat hate at a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]