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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.

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London LGBT+ Advice Line

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

News & Events

LGBT+ People’s Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Galop is proud to launch a new report – LGBT+ people’s experiences of domestic abuse. The report provides analysis of 626 cases reported to Galop between January 2013 and August 2017 that were domestic abuse related.

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Statement on the Publication of Home Affairs Committee Report on Domestic Abuse

We welcome the Home Affairs Committee Domestic Abuse Report (Ninth Report of the Session 2017–19) and the Committee’s commitment to strengthen existing responses to domestic violence and abuse in the framework of the proposed Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill. Nik Noone, Galop CEO stated: “We welcome the explicit recognition within the report that domestic violence…

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Statement on the Press Coverage of Naomi Hersi

Over the coming weeks you may see news about the trial of Jesse McDonald who is accused of killing Naomi Hersi, a trans woman from North London. We understand that media reporting of the trial may be unsettling for trans communities, especially for people whose own experiences touch on issues discussed in the media coverage. We…

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Press release on HMICFRS inspection of police responses to hate crime

A report released today by the HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) finds that police forces are failing hate crime victims. Nik Noone, CEO of Galop the LGBT+ anti-violence charity said: ‘We were pleased to work with the HMICFRS inspection of police responses to hate crime. We welcome their recommendations…

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LGBT+ priorities for the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill

Statement from Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity: The Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill must recognise domestic violence is a problem for the LGBT+ community and suggest measures striving to improve the responses of all services to LGBT+ survivors, whilst also suggest measures supporting the creation, and sustainability of specialist programs and services ‘led by and for’ the communities they aim to serve.

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whaT+ Is On?

Galop’s Trans Advocacy & Community Development service has just launched a new bi-monthly newsletter guide to events for trans, gender diverse and non-binary folk in London! If you want to keep up to date with whaT+ Is On, subscribe below!   Subscribe to whaT+ Is On Share this…emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestPrint

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Call for information: Murder of Julian Aubrey

Galop was deeply saddened to hear about the murder of Julian Aubrey in his home this October.   Aubrey, who was 55 years old and lived in Kensington was known for his work with the LGBT community.   There may be people who knew Julian or perhaps have information connected to what happened, who are…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

On November 20th each year, we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and remember those whose lives were cut short by hate and transphobia. In the past year alone 325 trans people have lost their lives, most of them trans women and the vast majority people of colour. Transphobia, misogyny and racism are deeply interlinked and no matter what excuse…

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The Ace Community Census 2017

The Asexual Visibility and Education Network has just opened the 2017 Ace Community Census. The census is an annual survey by the Ace Community Survey Team to collect valuable information on the demographics and experiences of members of the asexual community. The survey is open to anyone under 13 years old: ace, non-ace, or still questioning. Take…

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Online Hate Crime Factsheets

Recognising online anti-LGBT+ hate crime is the first step in shutting it down.  Galop’s new series of Factsheets are designed to help LGBT+ people who experience online hate (and organisations who work with them) to identify and deal with it safely and effectively. What is Online Hate Speech & Hate Crime Tackling Online Hate Crime Online Anti-LGBT+…

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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