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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

0800 999 5428

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

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The A in LGBTQIA is for Asexual, not Ally

What is asexuality? Asexual people experience little or no sexual attraction. Asexuality is a type of sexual orientation, alongside other orientations such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and pansexual. It is not the same as celibacy or abstinence, which is behavioural and based in choice, situation or circumstance. In fact, some asexual people choose to have sex…

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Infographic: Situation of intersex people in the world

Throughout the world, intersex people face discrimination, pathologisation and severe human rights violations, including forced medical interventions without prior consent. The infogaphic below shows the legal recognition and protections afforded to intersex people by country- reproduced with thanks to Loé Lis, Collectif Intersexes et Allié.e.s.   Situation of intersex people in the world // 4th International Intersex…

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Ad Hoc Volunteering!

Due to our current set-up we are unable to take on volunteers for ongoing office-based roles. However, if you feel you could offer your time or skills on an ad hoc basis we would love to add you to our pool of volunteers who we can call on for one-off events or projects. Helping with…

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Consent & Chemsex

Information for Gay & Bi men in London Why are we issuing this information now? There have been a number of recent high profile court cases in London that have focused on the death and sexual assault of gay/bi men by other other gay men, all involving the use of hook up apps and chemsex.…

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Online Hate Crime Report 2017

Our first report on the nature and impact of online anti-LGBT+ hate crime, in the words of victims themselves. It also provides insight into experiences of reporting to social media platforms. Published 2017.

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Financial Assistance Schemes: Help for LGBT+ People Experiencing Hate Crime

This page explains the financial assistance available if you experience homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crimes or incidents. Hate crime can have a significant impact on many different parts of your life, including your finances. You might have to take time off work, travel to appointments, pay medical bills, replace valuable items or even move house.…

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What is Online Anti-LGBT+ Hate Speech and Hate Crime?

Printable PDF This page answers questions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people about online hate speech and hate crime. You don’t have to know whether something you experienced was a crime to report it, though it can be useful to know what kinds of behaviour are against the law and which are not. If…

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Tackling Online Anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime

Printable PDF This page answers questions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people about what to do if you are targeted by online hate crime. It also gives advice about how to stand up to hate online, and how to support LGBT+ friends experiencing online hate crime. You have a right to be who you…

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Well Being and Self Care

Experiencing abuse can be a deeply traumatic and challenging experience. When our thoughts may be focussed on simply getting through the day, it’s easy to overlook small, but significant activities and behaviours that may actually benefit us and increase our ability to cope.

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Trans Privacy Law

Printable PDF This page answers some questions about legal protections for the privacy of trans people who give their information to services. If it doesn’t answer your specific question, call us for confidential advice on 020 7704 204. Galop is London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans anti-violence charity. Your right to privacy Everyone has the right…

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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