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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


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A Workshop for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Do you want to take part in a supportive workshop for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse? Have you ever wanted to meet other LGBT+ survivors of violence and abuse in a safe environment, and learn about abuse in intimate and family relationships and ways to move away from the impact of abuse?  Our group support…

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Galop Statement about the guilty verdicts against Matovu and Dunbar

Gerald Matovu has today been found guilty of the murder of Eric Michels and also guilty, with Brandon Dunbar, of a large number of offences against gay and bisexual men, including poisoning, theft and identity fraud.   We would like to extend our thoughts to the family of Eric Michels who have suffered such a terrible loss and to those…

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Rainbow Project: The needs of LBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

Galop staff will conduct a focus group with LBT+ domestic violence survivors to ensure that their voices and needs are incorporated into a curricula shaping a 10 week educational group work programme that removes the barriers that LBT+ women face when accessing non specialist services. The focus group will allow survivors to define the resources…

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Galop Evidence on online anti-LGBT+ Hate Speech

We’ve prepared an evidence document on the rise of anti-LGBT+ hate speech for the government’s Online Harms Consultation. You can download the full document here or read the executive summary below. We welcome the White Paper proposals We have been encouraged by the actions taken by leading social media companies toward tackling online hate. Despite…

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Statement on Battersea & Walthamstow Investigation

We are aware of a current investigation involving a suspicious death in Battersea and a linked sexual assault in Walthamstow. Galop is in contact with the Metropolitan Police, who are keen to speak to anyone who may have information that is relevant to the investigation, particularly anyone who might have had contact with the suspects.…

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Galop Provides Evidence on anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime in London

We have put together an evidence document for the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee – Investigation into hate crime in London. You can download a copy of the full report here, or read the executive summary below. LGBT+ communities face high levels of hate crime Despite progress on LGBT+ rights, hate crime remains a…

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Speak Out Survey

This survey is open until August 1st 2019 This survey is open to all LGBT+ people. This includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer, pansexual, intersex, asexual and any other minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We want to know about any incidents of online hate crime and hate speech that you…

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Recognise & Respond: Strengthening Advocacy for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Galop is proud to host the national ‘Recognise & Respond’ conference: Strengthening Support to LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse. The conference is taking place on the May 9th in London and comes at a time when the government has brought forward draft legislation aimed at challenging domestic abuse and addressing some of the underlying attitudes…

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A national LGBT+ domestic abuse conference – Thursday 9th May 2019 – London

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Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report

Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report ‘How do we build on community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise’ released last week (Tuesday 05.02.19) Nik Noone, CEO of Galop said: Galop values the work of the All Party Partimentary Group on Hate Crime, however we cannot support some of the content of…

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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