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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

Happy Bi Visibility Day 2016

23rd September is Bi Visibility Day, a time for bisexual people and our allies to stand up and celebrate an identity often erased and invisible in both straight and LGBT circles.

Bisexual means a person attracted to people of more than one gender. It’s also used as an umbrella term for all polysexual identities:

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Tips on How to be a Bi Ally

DON’T

  • say or imply that bisexuality isn’t real, doesn’t exist, or is a just phase
  • say or imply that bisexuals are greedy, promiscuous, confused, indecisive, attention-seeking straight people or closeted gay people
  • ask us to ‘pick a team’
  • assume that we no longer identify as bi because we are in a monogamous relationship with a person of a particular gender
  • ask for ‘proof’ of our identity in our current dating behaviour or past experiences
  • say or imply that monosexual (straight or gay) identities are more valid.

DO

To mark Bi Visibility Day, we’ve launched our Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services factsheet today- check it out for information on how to approach biphobia and biphobic hate crime.

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