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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

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

News & Events

Have you experienced anti-LGBTQIA online hate crime?

Take part in our research study & receive a £20 gift voucher. Online hate crime could include inciting hatred or calling for violence, and threats or harassment to a person or group. All interviews will be confidential, and any data used in the published report will be anonymised. The interviews can be via Skype or…

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Stephen Port: Statement on IPCC Investigation

  Galop welcomes the update from the IPCC about the on-going independent investigation into the police response to the deaths of four young men at the hand of Stephen Port. We will continue to be involved in this process and will be considering the IPCC conclusions as they are published.   We also know that…

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Snaresbrook information appeal

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after an unresponsive man was found in Snaresbrook. Police were called at 12:08hrs on Thursday, 26 January to reports of an unresponsive man found collapsed in an area of forest off Snaresbrook Road, E11. If you have information but are worried about contacting the police, you can talk to…

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Christmas Info 2016

We know that the Christmas/New Year period can be difficult for many people, so here is some useful information if you need help or someone to talk to over the next couple of weeks. With kind wishes The Galop Team   Galop’s Shoutline – 020 7704 2040 Week of 19th December: open as usual Week…

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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…

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Stephen Port found guilty of killing and sexually assaulting gay men

PRESS RELEASE 23/11/16 The verdict is being returned in the trial of Stephen Port today. In October 2015 police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faced 29 charges for a range of offences including…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Sunday 20th November is Trans Day of Remembrance, which commemorates lives lost to transphobic hate and violence. Transgender Europe report that worldwide 2016 trans people were murdered between Jan 2008 and Dec 2015:   Many more trans people are affected by transphobic hate crime, sometimes enduring abuse as a part of everyday life. Stand with us in…

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The Hate Crime Report 2016

This edition provides an updated analysis of UK data, and the UK results of a pan-European quantitative and qualitative hate crime study. Published 2016.

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New weekend online chat service launching Saturday 15th October

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline is launching a new online chat service on Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm-7pm. The phone helpline hours remain the same. For more info visit: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse Share this…

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10 new hate crime factsheets

We’ve launched 10 new factsheets as part of the Hate Crime Partnership: Training toolkit on LGBT hate crime Tackling transphobia: A guide for safety services Understanding hate crime statistics: A guide for organisations Tackling biphobia: A guide for safety services LGBT hate crime quality standard: A service improvement tool for organisations Hate crime laws: A guide…

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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