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Welcome to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

020 7704 2040


London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428


National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline


Galop response to the New Draft Domestic Abuse Bill 

On January 21st 2019, the latest draft of the Domestic Abuse Bill was released – Read our full response here Nik Noone CEO of Galop stated: “Galop welcomes the draft Domestic abuse bill published today and the explicit regard given to LGBT+ victims and survivors. Over many years we have supported thousands of people who have experienced domestic abuse and have witnessed its impact…

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Galop Holiday Hours 2018

Galop wishes you all a peaceful and safe festive season – here is some information about when our services will be closed over the holidays and some suggestions of who else you can contact if you’re in need. The London LGBT+ Advice Line will close at 4pm on Friday 21st December and re-open at 10am…

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Drop-in sessions for LGBT+ survivors of Domestic Abuse @ London Friend

The drop-in at London Friend for LGBT+ survivors of Domestic Abuse will run on the second Wednesday of each month from 6.30 – 8.30pm. A group discussion with a topic related to domestic violence in relationships will take place, but the drop-in also offers a walk-in space for the DAP, or the opportunity for a client to get a feeling…

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Information about the death of Eric Michels

Galop is deeply saddened to learn about the death of Eric Michels; our thoughts are with Eric’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Gerald Matovu has been charged with Eric’s murder and a number of other offences against a further three victims. Galop is working with community and statutory contacts around the investigation…

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LGBT+ People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Galop is proud to launch a new report – LGBT+ people’s experiences of domestic abuse. The report provides analysis of 626 cases reported to Galop between January 2013 and August 2017 that were domestic abuse related.

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Statement on the Publication of Home Affairs Committee Report on Domestic Abuse

We welcome the Home Affairs Committee Domestic Abuse Report (Ninth Report of the Session 2017–19) and the Committee’s commitment to strengthen existing responses to domestic violence and abuse in the framework of the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. Nik Noone, Galop CEO stated: “We welcome the explicit recognition within the report that domestic violence…

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GRA Reform Consultation – Galop’s Response

1.0 About Galop: Galop works to make life safe, fair and just for LGBT people. This year marks 35 years’ of providing advice, support and advocacy to LGBT people and campaigning to end anti-LGBT violence, abuse and discrimination. Galop works around 3 key areas; hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We also have specific…

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Statement on the Press Coverage of Naomi Hersi

Over the coming weeks you may see news about the trial of Jesse McDonald who is accused of killing Naomi Hersi, a trans woman from North London. We understand that media reporting of the trial may be unsettling for trans communities, especially for people whose own experiences touch on issues discussed in the media coverage. We…

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Acephobia & Anti-asexual hate crime

 This page provides information on acephobia and anti-asexual hate crime. Asexual people can face prejudice and hate crime, which service providers and criminal justice agencies have a duty to tackle. The information below aims to assist services to better understand and serve the needs of asexual people who experience hate crime. Prevalence of acephobia Whilst social…

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Press release on HMICFRS inspection of police responses to hate crime

A report released today by the HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) finds that police forces are failing hate crime victims. Nik Noone, CEO of Galop the LGBT+ anti-violence charity said: ‘We were pleased to work with the HMICFRS inspection of police responses to hate crime. We welcome their recommendations…

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Our services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more