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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

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London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Trans

Galop has a dedicated Trans Advocacy & Community Development Service which can offer confidential advice and support by telephone, email or face-to-face. We can help explore your options, advocate on your behalf, and assist you with tackling discrimination and inequality. We support all people who experience transphobia, regardless of sexual orientation.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

On November 20th each year, we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and remember those whose lives were cut short by hate and transphobia. In the past year alone 325 trans people have lost their lives, most of them trans women and the vast majority people of colour. Transphobia, misogyny and racism are deeply interlinked and no matter what excuse…

Why Report Hate Crime?

This section explains why it is important that you tell someone that you’ve experienced a hate crime, whether you chose to report to the police or tell another organisation such as Galop. Many of us are so used to living with a background of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia that we have put up with homophobic…

Trans Privacy Law

This page answers some questions about legal protections for the privacy of trans people who give their information to services. If it doesn’t answer your specific question, call us for confidential advice on 020 7704 204. Galop is London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans anti-violence charity. Your right to privacy Everyone has the right for their…

DBS and Gender Identity

This section provides some guidance for trans people who have been required to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. What Is A DBS Check? If you apply for certain jobs such as teaching, care work and other positions (including voluntary work) where you may work with children or vulnerable adults, your prospective employer is…

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016

Sunday 20th November is Trans Day of Remembrance, which commemorates lives lost to transphobic hate and violence. Transgender Europe report that worldwide 2016 trans people were murdered between Jan 2008 and Dec 2015:   Many more trans people are affected by transphobic hate crime, sometimes enduring abuse as a part of everyday life. Stand with us in…

Transphobia

This section provides advice on transphobia and transphobic hate crime. It provides some suggestions on how you can get help if you experience transphobia. Galop supports all trans and gender diverse people who experience transphobia, regardless of sexual orientation. You can contact us on our helpline if you would like help or advice. Where we…

Trans Equality Report Published Today

Today the Women and Equalities Committee published their report on Transgender Equality, highlighting that whilst there has been progress, there is still a long way to go to ensure equality for transgender people in the UK. You can read the full Inquiry Report here and Galop’s full submission here.        

Trans Day of Remembrance: Infographic

Today is Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to remember lives lost to transphobic hate and violence. Here is an infographic from Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project,  showing the scale of hate violence against trans and gender-diverse people. Stand with us to say NO to hate, and YES to building safer communities for trans* people everywhere.…

Our Beautiful Trans* Best Friends

Here’s some gorgeous pooches strutting their stuff in their trans* support lilac bandannas for Galop!  

Trans* Best Friends – Saturday 28th February

***TRAVEL ALERT*** There is track closures on the London Overground this Saturday- Click here to check if your journey is affected. If you are planning on coming along to the walk from the Highbury & Islington or Stratford direction via Gospel Oak Overground station, it is still possible to take dogs on the rail replacement buses. Look…