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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


London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428


National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline


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Sexual Violence Support Service

Galop provides a free, confidential and independent service for all LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse, however or whenever it happened.


Our Sexual Violence Support Service is personal, friendly and actively inclusive of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans, intersex, asexual, non-binary and genderqueer identified people aged 13+.


Talking about sexual assault can be tough, without worrying that your identity, relationship or what happened to you might be questioned or misunderstood. At Galop we recognise sexual, gender and relationship diversity and provide a welcoming and safe space to talk for all LGBT+ people.

Galop’s service is empowerment-based, trauma informed and person centered, meaning we work with each person as a whole human being. We aim to increase choice and control, and support people to build resilience, healing and hope in their lives. We offer a safe, confidential and informed space in which people can talk about what’s happened, think through their options, and get emotional and practical support in an informed and non-judgmental way.

You can read more about our values here.


We also offer expert advice and advocacy to those who are thinking about reporting to the police, or have already done so. We know how the criminal justice system works and will support you  throughout the process, if that’s what you want.

Galop’s service is open to adults and young people (from age 13+), including those who are questioning but not yet sure about their identity.

We also work to inform and educate at a practice-based level and can provide information, training and advice to professionals working with LGBT+ survivors.


If you have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse – or have questions about consent and relationships - Galop is here for you.

Please do get in touch, in confidence, to see how we might be able to help.

Sexual Violence Support Service

T: 020 7704 2040 (ask to speak to someone from the Sexual Violence Support Service)


Our other services:

Our hate crime casework service can give you advice, support and help if you experience homophobia, transphobia or biphobia. Click for more

Domestic abuse is any kind of threatening behaviour, violence, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or family members. Click for more


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