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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

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Police Warnings, Cautions & Fines

This section gives some information about police warnings, cautions, fines and whether you need to tell an employer about them. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and want confidential advice about your situation you can call Galop on 020 7704 2040. If your question does not relate in some way to lesbian, gay,…

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Police Complaints

If you’ve had a bad experience with the police, this section explains how to  make an official complaint. If you feel you have been treated badly by the police in any way Galop can help you to make an official complaint.  We will take the details of your complaint and pass it to the official…

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Arrest, Stop & Search

Your Rights If You’ve Been Arrested Or Stopped By The Police This section provides advice if you have been stopped or arrested by the police.  If you have been warned, cautioned or given a penalty notice by the police, you should read the section on Other Police Charges. You can contact Galop if you require more…

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Stephen Port: Statement on IPCC Investigation

  Galop welcomes the update from the IPCC about the on-going independent investigation into the police response to the deaths of four young men at the hand of Stephen Port. We will continue to be involved in this process and will be considering the IPCC conclusions as they are published.   We also know that…

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Stephen Port found guilty of killing and sexually assaulting gay men

PRESS RELEASE 23/11/16 The verdict is being returned in the trial of Stephen Port today. 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 faced 29 charges for a range of offences including…

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Stephen Port trial: Message for LGBT people

You may see news about the start of the trial of Stephen Port, the man who was arrested in 2015 and charged with causing the deaths of four young men in Barking. When this news became public last year it was upsetting and worrying for many people. We know the reporting of the trial is…

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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…

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Previous Convictions & DBS Checks

On 1 October 2012, the Home Office introduced guidance which allows people in England and Wales with some historical convictions and cautions for consensual gay sex to apply to have those offences removed from their records.

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How to have a conviction stepped down

A person wanting to prevent these convictions being disclosed on a CRB check should do the following: Share this…

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The Police, Your Rights & The Law

If you’re LGBT+ and have experienced any kind of violence or abuse,  you can contact Galop for advice on 0207 704 2040. Click for more information on: Arrest, Stop & Search– This section provides advice and information about your rights if you have been stopped or arrested by the police. Police Complaints – if you’ve had a bad experience…

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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