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Joint briefing: The LGBT+ Community and Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Bill, Third Reading, July 2020. To meet the needs of LGBT+ survivors in the Bill and its associated programme of work the Domestic Abuse Bill must: 1. Recognise that LGBT+ people are equally at risk of experiencing domestic abuse and face distinct barriers to accessing domestic abuse services, including the criminal justice system.…

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A New Survey to Understand the Nature of Abuse Experienced by LGBT+ People in Central Bedfordshire

We have just launched an online survey to understand the extent and nature of abuse from family members or partners experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) people in Central Bedfordshire.The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GalopCentralBeds We have taken care to approach topics sensitively and include support resources throughout it. The results from…

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Five New Information Sheets for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse and The Professionals Supporting Them.

Galop is proud to share five new information sheets for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them.  These new resources are aimed at recognising LGBT+ survivor’s experiences, they challenge stereotypes, and highlight barriers to accessing services. As well, they support LGBT+ survivors to access help safely and…

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A New Survey to Better Understand How Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions Impacted Relationships

We’ve launched a new online survey to better understand how Covid-19 lockdown restrictions impacted your relationship with family members or intimate partners. This survey is for anyone who is over the age of 16, identifies as LGBT+, and currently lives in the UK. If you are able to contribute 10-15 minutes of your time and feel safe to…

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Joint Statement about LGBT+ Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers, and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response has…

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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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Press Release: Hate Crime Report 2019

1 in 10 still think LGBT+ people are ‘dangerous’ or can be ‘cured’  One in ten people still think that LGBT people are ‘dangerous’ to other people and could be ‘cured’, according to a new report released today.  The report comes the same day that the Home Office releases figures detailing an alarming increase in anti-LGBT hate.…

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The Hate Crime Report 2019

We are delighted to launch the LGBT+ Hate Crime Report 2019 during Hate Crime Awareness Week. This edition provides analysis of UK data with international comparison.

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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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