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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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Why Report Hate Crime?

This section explains why it is important that you tell someone that you’ve experienced a hate crime, whether you chose to report to the police or tell another organisation such as Galop. Many of us are so used to living with a background of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia that we have put up with homophobic…

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.…

Tackling Biphobia

This page provides information for criminal justice and other safety services, including police, councils, charities and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on addressing biphobic hate crime. Bisexual people can face prejudice and hate crime, which service providers have a duty to tackle. The information below aims to assist services understanding and serving the needs of bisexual…

Crime, Safety and Hook-Up Apps: advice for gay/bi men

It is not your fault Galop says very clearly to anyone who has been the victim of crime online or from someone they’ve met online/via a hook-up app that it is not your fault. Using apps, especially to meet for sex, does not give anyone permission to commit a crime against you or force you…

Happy Bi Visibility Day 2016

23rd September is Bi Visibility Day, a time for bisexual people and our allies to stand up and celebrate an identity often erased and invisible in both straight and LGBT circles. Bisexual means a person attracted to people of more than one gender. It’s also used as an umbrella term for all polysexual identities:   Tips on How to be a…

Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services

To mark Bi Visibility Day, we’ve launched our Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services factsheet on the LGBT Hate Crime website today- check it out for information on how to approach biphobia and biphobic hate crime.

New factsheets: Tackling Biphobia and Wellbeing & Self Care

Check out our two new factsheets: Wellbeing And Self Care Tackling Biphobia   There’s plenty more on our factsheets page: A Guide To Diary Sheets Arrest Stop and Search Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law Criminal Record Checks at Work CRB Checks & Gender…

Call for Bisexual Research Participants

A research project at the University of Surrey is looking to recruit bisexual participants for a research project that looks into intimate partner violence in bisexual relationships in the UK.

Paws For Women

Preventing abuse and women’s silence. Domestic abuse is a problem in the lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s community – it happens just as regularly as in heterosexual relationships. But we aren’t talking about it with each other.

What is a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime?