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 [...]
We know that you can’t seperate yourself into your gender identity, your sexuality and your race.
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.
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.
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.
If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by the police, Galop can help.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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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