News & Events

Statement on the Loss of Sarah Everard, Nicole Smallman, and Bibaa Henry

We are deeply affected by the death of Sarah Everard and the events at the vigil on Clapham Common over the weekend. LGBT+ people of all genders understand the fear of abuse and violence from strangers in public. As a community, we stand with citizens and campaigners across the UK in demanding safety in public…

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Supporting LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic

Join us in a conversation reflecting on: How the pandemic impacted LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse;  Opportunities and challenges to delivering advocacy and support to LGBT+ survivors remotely.  Provisional agenda:  13.00 – 13.10: Welcome and introductions    13.10 – 13.30: Presentation of key findings from a snapshot study on the impact of lockdown on LGBT+ survivors of…

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Galop Hate Crime Law Consultation Submission

Galop are pleased to share our submission to the Law Commission, suggesting how to remedy problems with hate crime laws. LGBT+ people face high levels of violence and abuse driven by hostility. Home Office figures show that anti-LGBT+ hate crime has, for the second year running, risen at twice the rate of other forms of…

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The LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Forum

Galop is proud to launch to the LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivor’s Forum as part of its National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline Service. The Forum, which will go live on Thursday, 10th December 2020, is a safe, anonymous, online space for LGBT+ people who have been affected by domestic abuse. The forum will allow users to share their experiences, support one another and receive information and support from the team at…

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A New Social Media Campaign

Recognizing LGBT+ experiences of domestic abuse is the first step to creating change. #LGBTBeyondRecognition To coincide with the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, Galop’s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project is launching a national social media campaign. The #LGBTBeyondRecognition campaign will launch on November 23rd, 2020, and run until December 11th, 2020.  The campaign will deliver four key messages to LGBT+…

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Commissioning For Inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

Galop launches new guide “Commissioning for inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse” to encourage and support commissioners, services, policy-makers, and the government to work in partnership to better meet the needs of LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse.    During these challenging times, it is vital to break the silence, reach out, and remind LGBT+ survivors…

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Transphobic Hate Crime Report 2020

Trans people are under such high rates of physical, sexual, and verbal attack that more than half feel less able to leave their home, says new research by LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop. As one respondent puts it: “The fear is particularly prevalent when public figures – politicians, high profile newspaper columnists etc – demonise trans…

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Launch of New Report: “Commissioning for inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse”.

Galop is pleased to invite you to a launch of Galop’s new report: “Commissioning for inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse”.  We hope that the guidance can be used to facilitate a dialogue at a local, regional and national level on how commissioners, service providers, policy makers and the government can work individually…

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Galop’s Statement on Hate Crime Statistics October 2020

Today’s figures from the Home Office show that anti-LGBT+ hate crime has, for the second year running, risen at twice the rate of other forms of hate crime over the last year. This is a truly worrying trend, and we call on the Government to make swift actions to tackle anti-LGBT+ violence and abuse. Figures…

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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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