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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

0800 999 5428

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

News & Events

Hate Crime Victim Support in Europe – A Practical Guide

Galop is proud to have contributed to a new European Guide on best practices to support people experiencing hate crime, produced by RAA Saxony, a German civil society organisation. This comprehensive guide shares the deep experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers with a broader audience. It also provides practitioners, criminal justice professionals, civil servants, policy-makers…

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New CATCH hate crime project launched: www.catch-hatecrime.org.uk

The leading organisations working nationally to tackle hate crime have come together in a groundbreaking partnership to help people facing abuse in London.  These organisations include Galop (combatting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia) The Community Security Trust (antisemitism); TellMama (Islamophobia); The Monitoring Group (racism) and Choice in Hackney and Westminster Mind (disability hate crime). The new…

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New factsheets: Tackling Biphobia and Wellbeing & Self Care

Check out our two new factsheets: Wellbeing And Self Care Tackling Biphobia   There’s plenty more on our factsheets page: A Guide To Diary Sheets Arrest Stop and Search Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law Criminal Record Checks at Work CRB Checks & Gender…

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Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

This week is the first ever UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness and understanding about these issues and how to get help. Galop’s Sexual Assault Casework Service has been running for 10 years, working with people in London and beyond who have experienced sexual assault, however and whenever it happened. We work with all LGB&T people aged 13+, we’re friendly and inclusive, and we’ve got particular expertise about issues affecting trans people and related to chemsex.

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Free domestic abuse counselling will continue

Many of you may have heard the sad news that PACE, the LGBT mental health charity, has closed. PACE has provided support services to LGBT people for 31 years delivering counselling, advocacy, training, youth work, research and mental health support services. Galop has worked closely with PACE for many years, and the closure is a huge loss to us…

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Trans Equality Report Published Today

Today the Women and Equalities Committee published their report on Transgender Equality, highlighting that whilst there has been progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people in the UK. You can read the full Inquiry Report here and Galop’s full submission here.        

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FREE DOMESTIC ABUSE WORKSHOP

NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 6th February 2016

This workshop will focus on:
– Identifying what is an abusive relationship
– Looking at risk factors and safety planning
– Building and encouraging confidence, assertiveness and self esteem
– The importance of support networks and staying connected
– Recognising and understanding relationship patterns

Get in touch with PACE for more information: dacounselling@pacehealth.org.uk or call PACE on 020 7255 9615.

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Holiday Information

Galop’s helpline will close at 4pm on Wednesday 23rd December and re-open at 10am on Monday 4th January. You can leave a message on the answerphone or fill in the online report form here on the website if you want to tell us about something. We will get back to you as soon as possible in the New…

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Barking Investigation Update

A few weeks ago there was the news that the deaths of four young men in Barking, east London, were linked and that a suspect, Stephen Port, had been arrested and charged with their murder.

Please think about coming forward if you had – or think you had – contact with Stephen Port. You can talk to us. Galop is an independent, confidential organisation. We can help pass on intelligence that protects your anonymity.
Contact us on 020 7704 2040 or referrals@galop.org.uk.

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FREE DOMESTIC ABUSE WORKSHOP

Saturday 28th November 2015

The workshop will focus on:
-Identifying what is an abusive relationship
-Looking at risk factors and safety planning
-Building and encouraging confidence, assertiveness and self esteem
-The importance of support networks and staying connected
-Recognising and understanding relationship patterns

Call Olivia at PACE on 020 7255 9615 for more information or to book a place.

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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