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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

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London LGBT+ Advice Line

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

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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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New Publication on LGBT+ Hate Crime

Galop is proud to have contributed to the Working with Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes practical handbook as part of the Come Forward initiative. Come Forward works to empower and support victims of anti-LGBT+ hate crime. We hope this handbook will be useful to anyone working with or supporting anyone who has experienced anti-LGBT+ hate…

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Our Data Privacy Notice

  Your personal data Personal data is information that can be used to identify a living person. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. Who is the data controller here? Since Galop decides how any personal…

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Our Statement on Transphobia

Galop condemns all forms of violence and abuse against women, including transphobia and misogyny. All women are entitled to feel safe and respected. As an LGBT+ anti-violence organisation, It is clear from our direct advocacy work that trans people have seen increasing levels of abuse and threats. Such abuse only compounds the continued barriers faced…

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Dalston Superstore Attack

Our thoughts are with those attacked outside Dalston Superstore. We are actively talking to the @metpoliceuk who are treating the incident as a homophobic hate crime. If you need to talk, you can call Galop on 020 7704 2040 or email advice@galop.org.uk If you have information or footage of the event, please get in touch…

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LGBT+ priorities for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

Statement from Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity: The Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill must recognise domestic violence is a problem for the LGBT+ community and suggest measures striving to improve the responses of all services to LGBT+ survivors, whilst also suggest measures supporting the creation, and sustainability of specialist programs and services ‘led by and for’ the communities they aim to serve.

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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