Issues for black, asian and minority ethnic LGBT people

The information below is for anyone who is experiencing difficulties as a result of their sexuality, their gender identiy, their race, or a mixture of these. It highlights some of the particular problems you may be having, and outlines your rights, the things you can do to keep yourself safe and the ways that we […]

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Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia

We know that you can’t seperate yourself into your gender identity, your sexuality and your race.

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Racism on the Scene

If you’re out and about on the gay scene and you experience racism, Galop can help support you and, if you want, help you to report your experiences to the police.

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Domestic Abuse

It can be really difficult to think about involving outside people if you are experiencing doemstic abuse. Talking to our speciaist worker can help you think through your options, without having to committ to taking any action before you are ready.

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Threats to Out You

It may be that someone has found evidence of your sexuality or gender identity on the internet, such as Facebook or Gaydar, or perhaps that you have been spotted leaving a club or a known cruising ground.

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Cruising

Some people use cruising grounds, or have sex in public toilets (cottages).

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Complaints About The Police

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by the police, Galop can help.

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Stop and Search

You should not be stopped on the basis of your:

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Concerned About Coming Forward?

You can speak to Galop about any of the issues discussed in this factsheet. If you prefer, you do not have to tell us your name. You can contact a caseworker on the Shoutline, or using our interactive chat room on our webiste. The caseworker will listen to what you have to say and suggest […]

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Immigration Status

We can offer you a service whatever your immigration status. We are not interested in whether you have leave to remain or if you are an overstayer; we are here to help you make choices about how to keep yourself safe.

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Homelessness

In some cases you might risk homelessness if you make a complaint, for example if the complaint is againt your partner or family that you live with.  We can work jointly with Stonewall Housing (an LGBT oranisation which offers housing advice), and we can link you in to advice to help you with this.

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Marriage

In some situations people enter marriages without disclosing to their husband or wife to be that they are also attracted to the people who are the same sex as them.  Or they may be forced into a marriage.

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Resources

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