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.

Let’s look out for each other: safety tips for cruising

We are deeply saddened by the murder of Jairo Medina in Hyde Park, who has been identified as an LGBT person by the media. There currently seems to be no evidence that his murder was a hate crime, but we are reassured that the police continue to be open mind about about any potential motivation […]

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Hyde Park Murder Inquiry

A man murdered in Hyde Park has been named by police as Jairo Medina, 62, a professional carer from Chelsea, south-west London. The investigating officers are exploring various lines of inquiry, including the possibility that the attack was hate motivated. The police are keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious between the evening of Thursday August […]

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New Hate Crime Reporting App available now

Have you experienced or witnessed homophobia, biphobia or transphobia? You can now report a hate crime to Galop at a touch of a button.  Whether it’s a physical attack, verbal harassment, graffiti or something else-  we want to hear about it. Download Self Evident for Apple Download Self Evident for Android    

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Home Secretary Launches New Hate Crime Action Plan

Galop was delighted to host the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, for the launch of the Hate Crime Action Plan today, alongside our CATCH (Community Alliance to Combat Hate) partners- the Monitoring Group, TellMama, Community Security Trust and Choice in Hackney. Nik Noone, Galop’s Chief Executive said: We welcome the Home Secretary’s commitment to tackling hate crime against LGBT communities by […]

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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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