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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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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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. Read Jonnie’s story Jonnie [...]
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. Read Michelle’s story Michelle [...]
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. Read Sol’s story Sol’s [...]
The police have made huge leaps forward, but things don’t always go the way they should. Galop can help to put problems right with the police. We can give advice and information on your options or make a formal complaint on your behalf if you’re unhappy about something they’ve done. Read Yolanda’s story Yolanda [...]
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. Read Malcolm’s story Malcolm [...]
Galop provides a free confidential, independent service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified people who have experienced sexual violence, however or whenever it happened. We offer in-depth advocacy, listening and support in an informed, non-judgemental and actively trans-inclusive way as you come to terms with what you have experienced. Read Tania’s story Tania [...]
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. Read Robert’s story Robert [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Check out the brilliant new animated film which has been produced especially for Paws For Women and help spread the word
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’.
The Living London Oral History resource website is now live at http://www.livinglondon.org.uk.
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.
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, [...]
People’s gender identities and expressions are naturally diverse, however, in the UK; gender is often understood to be binary.
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