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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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.
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 […]
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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.
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.
There is no one specific offence in law of transphobia, instead, transphobia is dealt with by lots of different laws.
We’ve written a few examples below. Treat them as a guide but remember they’re not exhaustive
If you have been treated less favourably in other areas of your life because of your gender identity it is discrimination.
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.
You might have already contacted the police because you’ve experienced a transphobic incident. Or there could have been another reason, such as reporting a crime, being stopped by the police or other unwanted or unasked for contact.
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