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.
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.
Galop has been providing advice and support to the LGBT community for 35 years. Galop’s aim is to prevent and reduce violence and abuse experienced by LGBT people through: Provision of practical help and support for LGBT people affected by violence and abuse Empowering LGBT people to make informed choices and decisions about their lives […]
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 […]
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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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system.
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 […]
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 […]
We are currently looking for a treasurer for Galops’ Management Committee. To find out more about this volunteer role, and to apply, please look through the following Deadline for applications: April 21st, 9am Advert for Treasurer 2017 Role Description & Person Specification Management Committee Application form
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 […]
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 […]
Galop has issued some new advice about using hook-up apps.
Galop, London Friend and Survivors UK have come together following the Stephen Port verdict to issue advice about consent in a chemsex context.
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NEXT WORKSHOP: Saturday 18th June 2016 The LGBT Domestic Abuse Partnership (DAP) runs a free workshop for LGBT people in London who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse, either from an intimate partner of family member. Our trained group facilitators will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental place to help you work through the […]
We want to hear from you! This short survey asks UK LGBT people their thoughts about hate crime and reporting. It’s part of a project to combat hate at a European level. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and share it: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T9JQ5W8
May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and we have been busy. Here are a few things we would like to share: Give five minutes to tackle hate This short survey asks UK LGBT people their thoughts about hate crime and reporting. It’s part of a project to combat hate at a […]
Galop is proud to have contributed to a new European Guide on best practices to support people experiencing hate crime, produced by RAA Saxony, a German civil society organisation. This comprehensive guide shares the deep experience and knowledge of hate crime victim support providers with a broader audience. It also provides practitioners, criminal justice professionals, civil servants, policy-makers […]
The leading organisations working nationally to tackle hate crime have come together in a groundbreaking partnership to help people facing abuse in London. These organisations include Galop (combatting homophobia, biphobia and transphobia) The Community Security Trust (antisemitism); TellMama (Islamophobia); The Monitoring Group (racism) and Choice in Hackney and Westminster Mind (disability hate crime). The new […]
Check out our two new factsheets: Wellbeing And Self Care Tackling Biphobia There’s plenty more on our factsheets page: A Guide To Diary Sheets Arrest Stop and Search Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law Criminal Record Checks at Work CRB Checks & Gender […]
This week is the first ever UK Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness and understanding about these issues and how to get help. Galop’s Sexual Assault Casework Service has been running for 10 years, working with people in London and beyond who have experienced sexual assault, however and whenever […]
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