Sexual Violence

Survey on LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence

We are undertaking a three-year research project looking at the impact of sexual violence on LGBT+ people across the country and what needs to change to ensure LGBT+ people get the support they want.  Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence organisation. We have provided specialist support to LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence for over 15…

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Galop Statement about the guilty verdicts against Matovu and Dunbar

Gerald Matovu has today been found guilty of the murder of Eric Michels and also guilty, with Brandon Dunbar, of a large number of offences against gay and bisexual men, including poisoning, theft and identity fraud.   We would like to extend our thoughts to the family of Eric Michels who have suffered such a terrible loss and to those…

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Consent & Chemsex

Information for Gay & Bi men in London Why are we issuing this information now? There have been a number of recent high profile court cases in London that have focused on the death and sexual assault of gay/bi men by other other gay men, all involving the use of hook up apps and chemsex.…

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Safety Tips

Printable PDF As LGBTQ+ people we sometimes choose to change our behaviour to avoid putting ourselves at greater risk of being victimised. For example, we may change the way we present ourselves to avoid disclosing our sexuality or gender identity in public places. We may also avoid physical contact with partners and friends, such as holding…

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A Guide to Diary Sheets

Printable PDF This section answers some questions about keeping diary sheets to record hate crime, abuse or anti social behaviour happening where you live. If it doesn’t answer your specific question or you want to talk about your situation, call Galop in confidence on 020 7704 2040. What Are Diary Sheets? A diary sheet is…

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After an Incident

Steps you should take if you are a victim of a homophobic or transphobic incident. It includes advice on making sure you are safe and well immediately after the incident and who to contact to get help and/or report to.

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Consenting to sex

Printable PDF What The Law Says – Your Questions Answered. This section answers some questions about what the law says on consenting to sex. Specifically, it deals with questions about situations when you might feel unsure about whether you’ve agreed to sex or when you feel something is wrong but you’re not sure about it.…

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Criminal Injuries Compensation

Printable PDF Criminal Injuries Compensation If you have suffered an injury as the result of a biphobic, homophobic or transphobic attack, sexual violence or domestic abuse you may be entitled to financial compensation from the government. This section tells you about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim and how Galop can help you. What is a criminal…

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Police Complaints

Printable PDF If you’ve had a bad experience with the police, this section explains how to  make an official complaint. If you feel you have been treated badly by the police in any way Galop can help you to make an official complaint.  We will take the details of your complaint and pass it to…

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The Police, Your Rights & The Law

If you’re LGBT+ and have experienced any kind of violence or abuse,  you can contact Galop for advice on 0207 704 2040. Click for more information on: Arrest, Stop & Search– This section provides advice and information about your rights if you have been stopped or arrested by the police. Police Complaints – if you’ve had a bad experience…

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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

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more