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.

LGBT DA Helpline recruitment

3 new posts available: Caseworker, Policy & Engagement Officer, and Researcher

Galop has been providing advice and support to the LGBT community for 35 years. Galop’s aim is to prevent and reduce violence and abuse experienced by LGBT people through: Provision of practical help and support for LGBT people affected by violence and abuse Empowering LGBT people to make informed choices and decisions about their lives […]

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New National LGBT+ Hate Incident Report Form launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system.

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Webchat Opening Hours

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Stephen Port: Statement on IPCC Investigation

  Galop welcomes the update from the IPCC about the on-going independent investigation into the police response to the deaths of four young men at the hand of Stephen Port. We will continue to be involved in this process and will be considering the IPCC conclusions as they are published.   We also know that […]

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Consent and Chemsex: advice for gay/bi men

Galop, London Friend and Survivors UK have come together following the Stephen Port verdict to issue advice about consent in a chemsex context.  

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Crime, Safety and Hook-Up Apps: advice for gay/bi men

Galop has issued some new advice about using hook-up apps.

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