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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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NEW REPORT SHOWS HIGH LEVELS OF ABUSE AND ASSAULT TOWARDS TRANS PEOPLE IN THE UK

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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Galop statement on the Government’s response to Gender Recognition Act consultation

The Government’s plans for reform of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) outlined today are a mixed result for the trans community.  We are disappointed that the GRA reform will not recognise non-binary identities or allow trans people to self-identify. The process of getting a Gender Recognition Certificate is likely to remain a long and invasive…

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Galop welcomes new Chief Executive

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, is delighted to announce that Leni Morris has joined the charity as its new Chief Executive. Galop supports lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people experiencing hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence. Leni joins Galop from Stonewall, where she was a Head of Events and Ambassadors, and has previously held…

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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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A New Survey to Understand the Nature of Abuse Experienced by LGBT+ People in Central Bedfordshire

We have just launched an online survey to understand the extent and nature of abuse from family members or partners experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) people in Central Bedfordshire.The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GalopCentralBeds We have taken care to approach topics sensitively and include support resources throughout it. The results from…

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PRESS RELEASE: Galop response to Government plans on trans legislation

The Government’s alleged plans outlined in a recent Sunday Times article to abandon planned reform of laws protecting trans people and to actively legislate against trans women are deeply concerning to us. All women deserve safety and dignity, whether they are trans or cisgender and whatever their sexuality. Women-only services are specialist spaces for and…

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