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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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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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Galop Statement about the guilty verdicts against Matovu and Dunbar

Gerald Matovu has today been found guilty of the murder of Eric Michels and also guilty, with Brandon Dunbar, of a large number of offences against gay and bisexual men, including poisoning, theft and identity fraud.   We would like to extend our thoughts to the family of Eric Michels who have suffered such a terrible loss and to those…

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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

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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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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