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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

Hate Crime

A Guide to Diary Sheets

This section answers some questions about keeping diary sheets to record hate crime, abuse or anti social behaviour happening where you live. If it doesn’t answer your specific question or you want to talk about your situation, call Galop in confidence on 020 7704 2040. What Are Diary Sheets? A diary sheet is a form…

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Dealing with Graffiti and Literature

This section describes what we can all do to tackle homophobic, biphobic or transphobic graffiti or campaign literature and sources of help if you are being targeted. It does not cover offensive performances, press articles, online material or hate mail. If it doesn’t answer your specific question or you want to talk about your situation, call…

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After an Incident

Steps you should take if you are a victim of a homophobic or transphobic incident. It includes advice on making sure you are safe and well immediately after the incident and who to contact to get help and/or report to.

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Harassment

This section includes information about harassment of LGBT people in different settings, and includes information about your rights and where to get help if you are being harassed. What Is Harassment? The term harassment can mean different things, and can take place in different settings, including your home, your place of work, your school or…

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Solving Problems With Council Services

Councils provide a variety of services to help people who experience hate crime, domestic abuse or problems with neighbours. This section gives some information about how to complain about councils when they get things wrong. If it doesn’t answer your specific question or you want to talk about your situation, call Galop in confidence on 020…

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Criminal Injuries Compensation

Criminal Injuries Compensation If you have suffered an injury as the result of a biphobic, homophobic or transphobic attack, sexual violence or domestic abuse you may be entitled to financial compensation from the government. This section tells you about the Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim and how Galop can help you. What is a criminal injuries claim?…

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Laws That Cover Hate Crime

This section explains how the law can protect LGBT+ people from different forms of abuse. This resource has been compiled with assistance from Pink Law and School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London: Breanne Becker, Frances Ridout, Gabriella Denlew, Julie Pinborough, Karl Laird, Michael Southern-Augustine. What is a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime?…

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Transnational LGBT+ hate crime website launched

Galop is proud to be working with our European partners on the Come forward project to improve the response to people who report anti-LGBT hate crime. Press release Come Forward transnational project on combating anti–LGBT hate crime website launch 2017–06–16 BRESCIA, ITALY – Bringing together NGOs and official partners to tackle hate crime against LGBT persons…

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A Call for Equal Hate Crime Laws

Joint Letter from 75 LGBT Organisations and Allies: We, the undersigned organisations call for an end to unequal hate crime legal protections in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We call on political parties to commit to a full review of laws on this issue, as recommended by the Law Commission.

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New National LGBT+ Hate Incident Report Form launched

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system.

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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