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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


London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428


National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline


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Domestic Abuse

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

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Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don't suffer in silence.

Opening Times:

10am – 5pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 8pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
10am – 5pm Friday

1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.

Online chat:

5pm - 8pm Wednesday
5pm - 8pm Thursday


Recognise & Respond

Recognise & Respond is project that looks to build upon existing achievements and good practices tackling LGBT+ domestic abuse, working closely with LGBT, DV and VAWG services, policy makers and commissioners. The project is funded by the Lloyds Bank National Domestic Abuse Program and run in partnership with Stonewall Housing.

London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership

T: 0207 704 2040
Online self-referral form

If you are in London, the LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership can help too. The DAP is made up of 4 LGBT agencies who each provide different services for LGBT victims/survivors of domestic abuse. With one phone call, you will be linked in with Galop, Stonewall Housing, LGBT Switchboard, and London Friend. You’ll have access to a range of services including:

  • Advice and safety planning
  • Housing advice, including options on finding safe accommodation
  • Emotional support
  • Free one-to-one Counselling
  • Support and assistance with dealing with the police
  • Help reporting incidents
  • Legal advice on civil or criminal protection (e.g., non-molestation orders)
  • Support through civil and criminal court system
  • Help finding solicitors
  • Advice on child safety and child contact issues
  • Specific support around sexual abuse
  • Translation service available to those who do not have English as a first language

To get started with the LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership, contact Galop on 0207 704 2040 or fill out a referral form. You can explore your options with a specialist worker and receive immediate assistance if necessary.

What is domestic abuse?


Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. This includes forced marriage, abuse relating to gender identity or sexuality and so-called honour based violence. Domestic abuse can occur between current or former intimate partners, in the home, or in the family.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional abuse. Find out how to tell if you’re experiencing it and what to do if you are.

Does your partner, ex-partner, or a family member:

  • Call you names, threaten to ‘out’ you, or use put-downs?
  • Use your gender or sexuality as a basis for threats or harm?
  • Damage your property?
  • Threaten to harm you or others that you love?
  • Control your access to money?
  • Make unwanted advances or force you into unwanted sexual contact?
  • Hit, shove, grab, kick, throw things, or use other forms of physical violence on you?
  • Control your contact with friends, family, work, or the LGBT ‘scene’?
  • Threaten to harm themselves if you leave or seek help?

If so, you may be experiencing domestic abuse. Get in touch for support and to explore your options.

Our other services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. 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


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