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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

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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…emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterPinterestPrint

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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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Charity Single Available Now

In memory of those who lost their lives in the Orlando attack, London Gay Men’s Chorus  has released a charity single, Bridge Over Troubled Water, with proceeds being split between the Pulse Victims Fund (via Equality Florida) and Galop.  The Chorus gave a touching performance of the song at London’s vigil for Orlando. Galop is deeply saddened by the attack, and stands in solidarity…

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PRESS RELEASE: DAP welcomes new partner

The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is delighted to announce that London Friend has joined the partnership following the closure of PACE as the provider of the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) counselling service for victims of Domestic Violence and abuse. The pioneering partnership is funded by London Councils and is the…

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Galop stands in solidarity with Orlando

Galop, the UK LGBT anti-violence charity, stands in solidarity with those attacked at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and calls for international efforts to combat prejudice and violence against LGBT people. We are shocked and deeply saddened by this heinous act of violence, and stand united with our community in Florida against hate. We’ve been…

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Galop to run National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline

The national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline will now run by Galop, the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of The Domestic Abuse Partnership which is the only specialist multi-agency community response to LGBT Domestic abuse.

Galop has worked quickly with Broken Rainbow and the Home Office, which funds the service, to ensure that there is no gap in service.

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LGBT Domestic Abuse Workshop

NEXT WORKSHOP:  Saturday 18th June 2016 The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) runs a free workshop for LGBT people in London who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, either from an intimate partner of family member. Our trained group facilitators will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental place to help you work through the…

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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