Archive | 2011

Consenting To Sex: What The Law Says – Your Questions Answered.

This section answers some questions about what the law says on consenting to sex. Specifically, it deals with questions about situations when you might feel unsure about whether you’ve agreed to sex or when you feel something is wrong but you’re not sure about it. If this information sheet doesn’t answer your specific question, do […]

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December Newsletter

Our second newsletter has now been despatched!  Click on this link to read it online.  If you’re not already signed up to get forthcoming editions delivered straight to your inbox, you can fill in the form to the right to keep up to date with us.

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Season’s Greetings from Galop

View our animated festive e-card here.

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Galop’s Austerity-Busting Quiz!

Dust off the Winter of Discontent and join us for an evening of fun, entertainment and prizes at Galop’s Great Austerity Busting Pub Quiz fundraiser…Who sang the original version of the Depression hit Brother Can you Spare a Dime? In what year did ‘Black Monday’ take place in the 1980’s? Will we ever get out of this mess?!!

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Event sold out

We’re very sorry but it looks like all the tickets for our event are sold out!  Please contact us at info@galop.org.uk for more information if you would like to be added to a reserve list.

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Thank You

Thanks for buying a place in Ye Greate Galop Treasure Hunte!  We’ll be in touch shortly with further instructions on where to assemble on the day. If you have any queries in the meantime please contact us at info@galop.org.uk and we’ll do our best to help. Many thanks for supporting Galop!

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Cottaging And Cruising

Being arrested or cautioned can be upsetting and confusing. If it is linked to your identity it can make finding information or assistance harder. Galop can give you advice and support if you have been warned, caution or arrested and help you to make informed decisions about the process and implications.  

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First Newsletter

Galop’s first newsletter has now been sent out. It’s the first of a regular round-up of recent casework successes as well as information about what Galop has been up to recently. Find out more about the stories in it and how to sign up.

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Galop takes action against transphobic article

Last week the Streatham Guardian published an extremely offensive article about a trans person who was raped. Read Galop’s full response to the newspaper.

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Help Save Lives

Help Save Lives

Galop’s partner, PACE, is seeking people to be interviewed for a study funded by the Big Lottery. If you are interviewed you could have the chance to win £50.

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Homophobic and Transphobic incidents in London data

This section is for organisations to provide Galop with anonymous data on hate crime.  If you are an individual and you wish to report a hate crime you have experienced, please visit our . Click here to enter data Please note: you will need a password in order to access this form.  If you need […]

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What Does Consent Mean?

In law, consent means giving your agreement or ‘saying yes’ to something, in this case sex. The law says that consent is something active. It means freely choosing to say ‘yes’.

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What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault means being made to take part in any sexual activity or being touched in a sexual way without your agreement. Remember, the law says your agreement must be given freely for it to count.

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Some Questions About What Consent Means

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Some Questions About Meeting Partners

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Questions About Consent and Relationships

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Getting Help

If you feel something wrong or bad has happened to you, or you’ve experienced sexual violence or assault or you’re not sure but worried, then talk to Galop.

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Laws That Cover Hate Crime

This section explains how the law can protect LGBT people from different forms of abuse. This resource has been compiled with assistance from Pink Law and School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London: Breanne Becker, Frances Ridout, Gabriella Denlew, Julie Pinborough, Karl Laird, Michael Southern-Augustine.

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What is a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime?

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How do I know if I’ve been a victim of a hate crime?

Sometimes it’s really obvious when someone has been homophobic or transphobic towards you, for example if there’s physical violence. But sometimes it’s less clear.

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Physical Violence

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Verbal Abuse in Public

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Incitement to Hatred

Incitement to hatred can occur when an individual or group threatens to harass a person or a group of people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Abuse or harassment via electronic means

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Harassment

If someone harasses you they can also be charged with harassment.

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Blackmail

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What if you’ve been refused goods, facilities and services?

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Further Support

If you have been a victim of a biphobic, homophobic or transphobic hate crime and want to get advice or support contact Galop. Advice line and reporting: 020 7704 2040 Online help and reporting: www.galop.org.uk If you need to get further legal advice on any aspect of your case Galop can put you in contact […]

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Paws For Women

Paws For Women

Check out the brilliant new animated film which has been produced especially for Paws For Women and help spread the word

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‘Shining The Light’ Resource

‘Shining The Light’ Resource

The first resource from the Shine @ Galop project is now available. It is called ‘Shining The Light: 10 Keys To Becoming A Trans Positive Organisation’.

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Living London

Living London

The Living London Oral History resource website is now live at http://www.livinglondon.org.uk.

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House of Stars and Diva feature

House of Stars and Diva feature

On Saturday 14 May Galop will again be at a Bar Wotever event specially for those aged 13-26 with Performance, DJs and installations. Also check out the great featured interview about the event in Diva magazine.

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Transphobia

This section provides advice on transphobia and transphobic hate crime. It provides some suggestions on how you can get help if you experience transphobia. Galop supports all people who experience transphobia, regardless of sexual orientation. You can contact us on our helpline if you would like help or advice. Where we talk about the law, […]

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What Is Transphobia?

People’s gender identities and expressions are naturally diverse, however, in the UK; gender is often understood to be binary.

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How I Tell If It’s Transphobia

Sometimes it’s really obvious when someone is being transphobic towards you, for example if there is physical violence or an easily identifiable insult. But other time’s it’s less clear.

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What Is The Difference Between Transphobia And A Hate Crime?

There is no one specific offence in law of transphobia, instead, transphobia is dealt with by lots of different laws.

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What Are My Rights?

It’s your right to live as the gender(s) you know yourself to be.

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What’s Not OK?

We’ve written a few examples below. Treat them as a guide but remember they’re not exhaustive

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Transphobic Discrimination

If you have been treated less favourably in other areas of your life because of your gender identity it is discrimination.

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Gender Recognition Certificates

A Gender Recognition Certificate automatically leads to a new birth certificate in the acquired gender and allows greater legal recognition, such as the right to marry.

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