Survey on LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence

We are undertaking a three-year research project looking at the impact of sexual violence on LGBT+ people across the country and what needs to change to ensure LGBT+ people get the support they want. 

Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-violence organisation. We have provided specialist support to LGBT+ survivors of sexual violence for over 15 years. Our work is based on empowerment, community and an understanding of trauma and the impact for LGBT+ people.

There has been no comprehensive research into LGBT+ people’s experience of sexual violence and so at a national level we can guess what the picture is but don’t know for sure. We hope, if you are an LGBT+ survivor of sexual violence, that you might help us hear the voices of LGBT+ people by filling in this survey.

Survivor Voices
LGBT+ survivors are involved at every stage of this research: helping us develop this survey, filling it in, taking part in individual interviews or group meetings across the country, providing expert insight at every stage of the project, helping shape and share the findings. If you would like to be part of this, please let us have your details at the end of the survey or by email.

Taking care…
We have given a lot of thought to the questions in this survey. As a service, we are led by the needs of the survivors we work with and would not normally ask questions like this. But this survey is our one chance to get a clear picture of LGBT+ people’s experiences.

However, we know that filling in the survey will not be easy and doing so may bring up difficult thoughts and feelings. We want to support you, so we have put together some support resources and encourage you to take a look.  You can also email us at or contact us online at if you need to speak to someone.

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