Galop has been nominated as Charity of the Year as the organisation that has best supported LGBT communities in 2013!
Pace are running a free Domestic Abuse Weekend for LGBT residents in London who have experienced abuse from a partner or family member.
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.
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.
Sexual abuse can happen once or several times and involves unwanted contact of a sexual nature between two or more people. This can happen within families, partnerships, acquaintance or date rape, or as part of homophobic/ transphobic attacks. We can offer you offer listening and support as you come to terms with your experience. If […]
Galop works with London’s LGBT Jigsaw project to provide support for young LGBT people who have experienced violence and are at threat of homelessness. Galop can provide emotional support, practical assistance, advocacy, referrals, and help reporting incidents to the police, depending on your situation. All these services are free and confidential.
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.
Violence and abuse includes degrading comments, threats, sexual assault, rape, physical assault, financial abuse and manipulation.
This project works with young people 25 years old or younger who live in London.
You can call between the hours of 10am-4pm on weekdays to the Galop Shoutline 020 7704 2040 to ask for advice or to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, you can e-mail Galop at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in an emergency you may want to consider calling 999 for the police or an ambulance.
The police have made huge leaps forward, but things don’t always go the way they should. Galop can help you to put problems right with the police. We can give you advice and information on your options or make a formal complaint on your behalf if you’re unhappy about something the police have done.
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. If you need help with […]
Galop is delighted to be a partner in the production of Trans Guys Are… The film came out of a project working with trans men around sexual assault.
Galop has released a new report which shows shocking statistics about homophobia and transphobia in the capital.
Galop can help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia wherever it occurs, including at home, in public, at work, online or in cruising sites.
If you’re being targeted where you live, we can give you advice and support on the following
If you were abused on the street, the bus, a shop or somewhere else public, we can give you advice, support, work out options for you and help if you decide to take action.
Galop can give advice about the law and what kind of response you can expect from the police.
If you have a printer you can download PDFs and print our leaflet on the different ways in which Galop can help, which saves us money and means you can use our publicity right away.
Tuffbroad Productions proudly present a surreal and fantastical night of queer storytelling through live art, music, film and cabaret – with proceeds going to Galop!
Take part in a project to help understand why some people develop mental health issues while others do not. Particularly looking at how risk factors are different between heterosexual people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people.
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT*) people experience domestic abuse from partners, ex-partners, intimate contacts or extended family members. In light of the Equality Act, public services have a duty to help meet their needs. Help us find out if the law has been put into practice
Women over the age of 18 are being invited to take part in a study exploring their experience of woman-to-woman sexual assault – an extremely important yet under-researched area. This study has been approved by Plymouth University’s Ethics Committee, and is completely confidential.
The Clandestinos is a secret supper club tucked away in Finsbury Park. Several evenings a month they transform their living room into a bistro serving up wholesome food and wine. Better yet, they will be donating a percentage of their profit to Galop on 19th and 25th June.
This section tells you about the recent changes to the sexual offences laws and how these affect previous convictions for offences which have now been de-criminalised.
The right to have an offence stepped down would only apply to previous convictions that are no longer sexual offences.
A person wanting to prevent these convictions being disclosed on a CRB check should do the following:
There are new changes to criminal record bureau (CRB) checks which an employer can ask for if you work with children or vulnerable adults. CRB checks have also changed their name to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
This section gives some information about dealing with excessive noise from neighbours. If it doesn’t answer your specific question or you want to talk about your situation, call Galop in confidence on 020 7704 2040. We all deserve a reasonable amount of peace and quiet at home. We also have the freedom to do what […]
Poor sound insulation is a problem in many homes. It often means you can hear domestic noise from your neighbour such as footsteps, talking, dropping objects or children playing.
First of all, try talking with your neighbour about the problem in a friendly way. Fear of homophobic or transphobic attitudes can make that tricky but it may be worth doing.
If talking to your neighbour directly doesn’t work, it’s worth considering mediation. That involves a neutral person helping you both talk to each other in a non-confrontational way and negotiating an agreement about behaving respectfully towards each other.
If your neighbour rents their home they probably signed a tenancy agreement which says that they shouldn’t cause a nuisance to their neighbours. That might include excessive or late night noise.
Another option is to talk to the environmental health department in your local Council. They have a duty to deal with certain types of noise.
If you’ve exhausted all other avenues, you can take legal action against your neighbour using section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.