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Galop calls for new hate crime law

University of Sussex have launched new research demonstrating the need for hate crime laws to be re-written. Nik Noone, Chief Executive of Galop, the UK’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity welcomed it, saying:     “Ensuring that communities can rely on effective anti-hate crime laws is more important than ever given the significant increase in such […]

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Galop welcomes new CPS hate crime data

Responding to new data on hate crime prosecutions, Nik Noone, Chief Executive of Galop said: “Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic abuse are sadly still a reality for many LGBT people. The Crown Persecution Service are a key part of challenging the violence and abuse faced by LGBT people who we work with day to day, and […]

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UNI-FORM: Help stop the hate

https://files.slack.com/files-pri/T5H8UTWUR-F7BAPE3C7/uni-form_-_final_cut__28_sep_.mp4 The UNI-FORM website & app is a collaboration between LGBT+ organisations & police forces in 8 European countries to tackle hate crime. Using the app or the website, LGBT+ people across Europe can easily report hate to trusted partner organisations. Make a report or learn more at uni-form.eu

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Bi Visibility Day 2017!

September 23rd marks Bisexual Visibility day, a day for recognising and celebrating the B in LGBTQIA! Bisexual identity is often misunderstood, misrepresented or erased all together, so we’re bringing you a very quick Bisexuality FAQ! Q: What does bisexual even mean? A: Bisexual means a person attracted to people of more than one gender. Usually that’s defined as being attracted to […]

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UNI-FORM revolutionises homophobia, biphobia and transphobia reporting!

Galop, together with its international partners will launch a hate crime reporting website and mobile app on 28th September. The scheme, named UNI-FORM will allow people to report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes online. It will be functional across the UK, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. UNI-FORM is the only international online […]

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Launching ‘Recognise & Respond’

Galop is proud to announce a launch of a new project, ‘Recognise & Respond’, which will tackle LGBT domestic violence through research, capacity building and policy development. ‘Recognise & Respond’ is funded under the Lloyds Bank Foundation Transform Program and run in partnership with Stonewall Housing. The project will examine and document the nature of […]

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Galop launches Online Hate Crime Report and weclomes new CPS Guidelines

Read Galop’s Online Hate Crime Report 2017  Nik Noone, Chief Executive of Galop, the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence charity said: “Online hate crime is an issue facing LGBT+ people in ever growing numbers but it often proves difficult to tackle, and is poorly understood and under-researched. Our experience has been that the threshold for prosecuting online […]

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Online Hate Crime Factsheets

Recognising online anti-LGBT+ hate crime is the first step in shutting it down.  Galop’s new series of Factsheets are designed to help LGBT+ people who experience online hate (and organisations who work with them) to identify and deal with it safely and effectively. What is Online Hate Speech & Hate Crime Tackling Online Hate Crime Online Anti-LGBT+ […]

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Galop submits evidence to UN

We’re committed to keeping LGBT+ anti-violence work on the agenda internationally. Galop submitted evidence to the United Nations about violence and abuse based on gender identity. You can read it here: Galop United Nations Submission

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Transnational LGBT hate crime website launched

Galop is proud to be working with our European partners on the Come forward project to improve the response to people who report anti-LGBT hate crime. Press release Come Forward transnational project on combating anti–LGBT hate crime website launch 2017–06–16 BRESCIA, ITALY – Bringing together NGOs and official partners to tackle hate crime against LGBT persons […]

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A Call for Equal Hate Crime Laws

Joint Letter from 75 LGBT Organisations and Allies: We, the undersigned organisations call for an end to unequal hate crime legal protections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We call on political parties to commit to a full review of laws on this issue, as recommended by the Law Commission.

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Domestic Abuse 1-day Workshop

Saturday 10th June 2017. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans residents in London who have experienced abuse from a partner or family member. FREE workshop with lunch provided.

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Galop is looking for volunteer mentors

  Are you an empathetic listener and good at supporting people to make their own informed decisions? Are you an LGBTQ+ person who wants to support LGBTQ+ people who have experienced hate crime, domestic or sexual violence? If so, have you considered being a volunteer mentor for GALOP? To find out more about this volunteer […]

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Call for interviewees: Professionals views on anti-LGBT hate crime

  Call for interviewees: Professionals views on anti-LGBT hate crime   We are seeking criminal justice and victim support professionals to share their views about hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. This research aims to gain insight into reporting, victim assistance, training and good practices. Your views will help influence work […]

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New National LGBT+ Hate Incident Report Form launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system.

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Have you experienced anti-LGBTQIA online hate crime?

Take part in our research study & receive a £20 gift voucher. Online hate crime could include inciting hatred or calling for violence, and threats or harassment to a person or group. All interviews will be confidential, and any data used in the published report will be anonymised. The interviews can be via Skype or […]

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Stephen Port: Statement on IPCC Investigation

  Galop welcomes the update from the IPCC about the on-going independent investigation into the police response to the deaths of four young men at the hand of Stephen Port. We will continue to be involved in this process and will be considering the IPCC conclusions as they are published.   We also know that […]

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Snaresbrook information appeal

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after an unresponsive man was found in Snaresbrook. Police were called at 12:08hrs on Thursday, 26 January to reports of an unresponsive man found collapsed in an area of forest off Snaresbrook Road, E11. If you have information but are worried about contacting the police, you can talk to […]

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Christmas Info 2016

We know that the Christmas/New Year period can be difficult for many people, so here is some useful information if you need help or someone to talk to over the next couple of weeks. With kind wishes The Galop Team   Galop’s Shoutline – 020 7704 2040 Week of 19th December: open as usual Week […]

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Crime, Safety and Hook-Up Apps: advice for gay/bi men

Galop has issued some new advice about using hook-up apps.

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Consent and Chemsex: advice for gay/bi men

Galop, London Friend and Survivors UK have come together following the Stephen Port verdict to issue advice about consent in a chemsex context.  

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Stephen Port found guilty of killing and sexually assaulting gay men

PRESS RELEASE 23/11/16 The verdict is being returned in the trial of Stephen Port today. In October 2015 police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faced 29 charges for a range of offences including […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Sunday 20th November is Trans Day of Remembrance, which commemorates lives lost to transphobic hate and violence. Transgender Europe report that worldwide 2016 trans people were murdered between Jan 2008 and Dec 2015:   Many more trans people are affected by transphobic hate crime, sometimes enduring abuse as a part of everyday life. Stand with us in […]

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The Hate Crime Report 2016

We are delighted to launch the LGBT Hate Crime Report 2016, which marks the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week.  This edition provides an updated analysis of UK data, and the UK results of  a pan-European quantitative and qualitative hate crime study, published here for the first time.   Read the report: The Hate Crime Report 2016

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New weekend online chat service launching Saturday 15th October

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline is launching a new online chat service on Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm-7pm. The phone helpline hours remain the same. For more info visit: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse

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10 new hate crime factsheets

We’ve launched 10 new factsheets as part of the Hate Crime Partnership: Training toolkit on LGBT hate crime Tackling transphobia: A guide for safety services Understanding hate crime statistics: A guide for organisations Tackling biphobia: A guide for safety services LGBT hate crime quality standard: A service improvement tool for organisations Hate crime laws: A guide […]

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Stephen Port trial: Message for LGBT people

You may see news about the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking. When this news became public last year it was upsetting and worrying for many people. We know the reporting of the trial is […]

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Stephen Port trial: Press Statement

The trial of Stephen Port starts today, Tuesday 4th October. In October 2015, police arrested Stephen Port for the alleged murder of four young men in Barking. The deaths happened over a 15-month period from June 2014 to September 2015. Port faces 29 charges for a range of offences including murder, manslaughter, poisoning, rape and […]

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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:   Tips on How to be a […]

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Tackling Biphobia: A Guide for Safety Services

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

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FREE LGBT Domestic Abuse Workshop

LGBT Domestic Abuse One-Day Workshop The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) offers a FREE workshop for LGBT people who have experienced abuse from a partner or family member. Next date: Saturday 8th October 2016 This workshop will cover: Identifying what is an abusive relationship Looking at risk factors and safety planning Building and encouraging […]

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New European Hate Crime Project launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes. Come Forward aims to tackle LGBT hate crime by improving access to specialised support and frontline reporting centres throughout Europe, as well as strengthening cross-border and multi-agency partnerships, sharing good practice, raising awareness and empowering victims. It will start in December 2016 and last […]

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Let’s look out for each other: safety tips for cruising

We are deeply saddened by the murder of Jairo Medina in Hyde Park, who has been identified as an LGBT person by the media. There currently seems to be no evidence that his murder was a hate crime, but we are reassured that the police continue to be open mind about about any potential motivation […]

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Hyde Park Murder Inquiry

A man murdered in Hyde Park has been named by police as Jairo Medina, 62, a professional carer from Chelsea, south-west London. The investigating officers are exploring various lines of inquiry, including the possibility that the attack was hate motivated. The police are keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious between the evening of Thursday August […]

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New Hate Crime Reporting App available now

Have you experienced or witnessed homophobia, biphobia or transphobia? You can now report a hate crime to Galop at a touch of a button.  Whether it’s a physical attack, verbal harassment, graffiti or something else-  we want to hear about it. Download Self Evident for Apple Download Self Evident for Android    

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Home Secretary Launches New Hate Crime Action Plan

Galop was delighted to host the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, for the launch of the Hate Crime Action Plan today, alongside our CATCH (Community Alliance to Combat Hate) partners- the Monitoring Group, TellMama, Community Security Trust and Choice in Hackney. Nik Noone, Galop’s Chief Executive said: We welcome the Home Secretary’s commitment to tackling hate crime against LGBT communities by […]

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Charity Single Available Now

In memory of those who lost their lives in the Orlando attack, London Gay Men’s Chorus  has released a charity single, Bridge Over Troubled Water, with proceeds being split between the Pulse Victims Fund (via Equality Florida) and Galop.  The Chorus gave a touching performance of the song at London’s vigil for Orlando. Galop is deeply saddened by the attack, and stands in solidarity […]

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PRESS RELEASE: DAP welcomes new partner

The London LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) is delighted to announce that London Friend has joined the partnership following the closure of PACE as the provider of the specialist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) counselling service for victims of Domestic Violence and abuse. The pioneering partnership is funded by London Councils and is the […]

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Galop stands in solidarity with Orlando

Galop, the UK LGBT anti-violence charity, stands in solidarity with those attacked at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, and calls for international efforts to combat prejudice and violence against LGBT people. We are shocked and deeply saddened by this heinous act of violence, and stand united with our community in Florida against hate. We’ve been […]

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Galop to run National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline

The national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline will now run by Galop, the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of The Domestic […]

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