Archive | 2013

Winter Pride: Charity of the Year Nomination – Vote for us!

Galop has been nominated as Charity of the Year as the organisation that has best supported LGBT communities in 2013!

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Free Domestic Abuse Weekend Workshop November 23rd/24th 2013

Pace are running a free Domestic Abuse Weekend for LGBT residents in London who have experienced abuse from a partner or family member. 

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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.

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Domestic Abuse

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.  

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Sexual Abuse

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 […]

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Young People

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.

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Harassment

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.

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What is violence or abuse?

Violence and abuse includes degrading comments, threats, sexual assault, rape, physical assault, financial abuse and manipulation.

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Who is the service for?

This project works with young people 25 years old or younger who live in London.

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How do I get help?

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’s Jigsaw worker at sarah.golightley@galop.org.uk . If you are in an emergency you may want to consider calling 999 for the police or an ambulance.

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What is Jigsaw?

Jigsaw is a London initiative to reduce LGBT youth homelessness.

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Problems With The Police

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.

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The Criminal Justice System

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 […]

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Trans Guys Are

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.

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Galop’s Celebration of Voice

Galop invites members and friends of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community to join their charity fundraising event and launch of the ‘Celebration of Voice’ initiative on Friday, 11th October 2013 in London.

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Galop releases groundbreaking new report

Galop has released a new report which shows shocking statistics about homophobia and transphobia in the capital.

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About Galop’s hate crime service

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.

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What if I’m being targeted where I live?

If you’re being targeted where you live, we can give you advice and support on the following

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What if I’m abused in a public?

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.

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Can Galop help me with the police?

Galop can give advice about the law and what kind of response you can expect from the police.

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How else can Galop assist me if I’ve been a victim of hate crime?

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How Galop Can Help

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.

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Put Out Your Little Tongue for Galop!

Tuffbroad Productions proudly present a surreal and fantastical night of queer storytelling through live art, music, film and cabaret – with proceeds going to Galop!

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Health and Well-being: Your Experiences

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.

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LGBT Survey – Roar: Because Silence Is Deadly

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

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Woman-to-woman Sexual Violence Study

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.

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Gobble For Galop

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.

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Sexual Offences and CRB Checks

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.

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What offences can be stepped down?

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What offences can’t be stepped down?

The right to have an offence stepped down would only apply to previous convictions that are no longer sexual offences.

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How to have a conviction stepped down

A person wanting to prevent these convictions being disclosed on a CRB check should do the following:

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New Changes to CRB Checks

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.

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Dealing with noisy neighbours

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 […]

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Is the noise excessive?

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.

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1) Approach your neighbour

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.

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2) Get mediation

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.

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3) Talk to their landlord

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.

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4) Tell the environmental health department

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.

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5) Taking legal action

If you’ve exhausted all other avenues, you can take legal action against your neighbour using section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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