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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.

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London LGBT+ Advice Line

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

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 other sexual offences. Port has denied all the charges.

In response to the opening of the trial, Galop Chief Executive Nik Noone stated:

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young men who tragically lost their lives, the survivors that have come forward since and those who are affected by the issues raised in this case.”

Galop has been acting as the key bridge between LGBT communities and the police investigation. We are here if you have experienced any kind of abuse or violence, however and wherever it happened. If you have been affected by the issues around the trial and would like confidential advice and support, you can contact Galop on 0207 704 2040 or referrals@galop.org.uk

Press inquiries: press@galop.org.uk

Our 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

Galop provides confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or violence. Click for more