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Survey on LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence

We are undertaking a three-year research project looking at the impact of sexual violence on LGBT+ people across the country and what needs to change to ensure LGBT+ people get the support they want.  Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence organisation. We have provided specialist support to LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence for over 15…

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Online Hate Crime Report 2020

LGBT+ people face high levels of online abuse according to research by Galop, the ​leading LGBT+ anti-violence charity. The findings of this report, drawn from a survey of 700 LGBT+ people in the UK, show that: 8 in 10 LGBT+ people had experienced online abuse. Among those targeted, 5 in 10 had experienced online hate more than…

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Online hate widespread against LGBT+ people

8 in 10 LGBT+ people have experienced online hate  LGBT+ people face high levels of online abuse according to research by Galop, the ​leading LGBT+ anti-violence charity. The findings of this report, drawn from a survey of 700 LGBT+ people in the UK, show that: 8 in 10 LGBT+ people had experienced online abuse. Among those targeted,…

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If you're an LGBT+ person experiencing domestic abuse, there are organisations that can help. Call the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline for more - 0800 999 5428

#OutAgainstAbuse

In November 2019, the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project launched a social media campaign titled #OutAgainstAbuse. Aimed at raising awareness of domestic abuse in LGBT+ relationships and encouraging survivors to seek help, the campaign ran for four weeks on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. This page collects & archives the main content from the campaign. Lead…

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Nik Noone announces her departure from Galop

After 6 years at Galop, Nik Noone, CEO, has announced that she will be leaving the organisation at the end of April 2020.  Nik joined Galop during a challenging time for the charity and her tireless dedication and tenacity has transformed the organisation into the dynamic and stable organisation it is today. Nik has grown…

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Survivor Story – Number Four

Transcript My family are quite conservative and when they suspected I might be gay, they started saying they would find me a wife. I tried to say no and that I didn’t want or need this, but the more I refused the more they would insist and make it clear that I had no choice…

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Survivor Story – Number Three

Transcript At first it was all just so wonderful, I’d met this lovely woman who wanted me around and who just seemed like she couldn’t get enough of me. I was very much swept away by it all, I felt like a teenager! There were long phone calls, that excitement to see her again, all…

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Survivor Story – Number Two

Transcript I’ve always been close with my family but being out around them was like a big deal for me you know? It took me ages to build up that confidence to do it and to be my real self with them. My brother had always been there for me, always always, with so much…

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Press Release: Teenagers found guilty following homophobic attack on bus

Three teenage boys have been found guilty of attacking Melania Geymonat and Chris Hannigan, leaving them covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus.

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New Hate Crime Training Course

Does your organisation work with communities that face violence and abuse driven by prejudice, because of who they are?  Do you want to improve your knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to hate crime, and develop a community campaign to tackle hate crime?  Together Against Hate is a training course for organisations working with communities experiencing hate…

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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