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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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News & Events

Stephen Port trial: Message for LGBT people

You may see news about the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking. When this news became public last year it was upsetting and worrying for many people. We know the reporting of the trial is…

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Stephen Port trial: Press Statement

The trial of Stephen Port starts today, Tuesday 4th October. 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 faces 29 charges for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, poisoning, rape and…

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Happy Bi Visibility Day 2016

23rd September is Bi Visibility Day, a time for bisexual people and our allies to stand up and celebrate an identity often erased and invisible in both straight and LGBT circles. Bisexual means a person attracted to people of more than one gender. It’s also used as an umbrella term for all polysexual identities:   Tips on How to be a…

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Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services

To mark Bi Visibility Day, we’ve launched our Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services factsheet on the LGBT Hate Crime website today- check it out for information on how to approach biphobia and biphobic hate crime. Share this…

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FREE LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Workshop

LGBT Domestic Abuse One-Day Workshop The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) offers a FREE workshop for LGBT people who have experienced abuse from a partner or family member. Next date: Saturday 8th October 2016 This workshop will cover: Identifying what is an abusive relationship Looking at risk factors and safety planning Building and encouraging…

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New European Hate Crime Project launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes. Come Forward aims to tackle LGBT hate crime by improving access to specialised support and frontline reporting centres throughout Europe, as well as strengthening cross-border and multi-agency partnerships, sharing good practice, raising awareness and empowering victims. It will start in December 2016 and last…

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Let’s look out for each other: safety tips for cruising

We are deeply saddened by the murder of Jairo Medina in Hyde Park, who has been identified as an LGBT person by the media. There currently seems to be no evidence that his murder was a hate crime, but we are reassured that the police continue to be open mind about about any potential motivation…

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Hyde Park Murder Inquiry

A man murdered in Hyde Park has been named by police as Jairo Medina, 62, a professional carer from Chelsea, south-west London. The investigating officers are exploring various lines of inquiry, including the possibility that the attack was hate motivated. The police are keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious between the evening of Thursday August…

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New Hate Crime Reporting App available now

Have you experienced or witnessed homophobia, biphobia or transphobia? You can now report a hate crime to Galop at a touch of a button.  Whether it’s a physical attack, verbal harassment, graffiti or something else-  we want to hear about it. Download Self Evident for Apple Download Self Evident for Android     Share this…

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Home Secretary Launches New Hate Crime Action Plan

Galop was delighted to host the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, for the launch of the Hate Crime Action Plan today, alongside our CATCH (Community Alliance to Combat Hate) partners- the Monitoring Group, TellMama, Community Security Trust and Choice in Hackney. Nik Noone, Galop’s Chief Executive said: We welcome the Home Secretary’s commitment to tackling hate crime against LGBT communities by…

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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

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