A New Survey to Understand the Nature of Abuse Experienced by LGBT+ People in Central Bedfordshire

We have just launched an online survey to understand the extent and nature of abuse from family members or partners experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) people in Central Bedfordshire.The survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GalopCentralBeds We have taken care to approach topics sensitively and include support resources throughout it. The results from…

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PRESS RELEASE: Galop response to Government plans on trans legislation

The Government’s alleged plans outlined in a recent Sunday Times article to abandon planned reform of laws protecting trans people and to actively legislate against trans women are deeply concerning to us. All women deserve safety and dignity, whether they are trans or cisgender and whatever their sexuality. Women-only services are specialist spaces for and…

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Five New Information Sheets for LGBT+ Survivors of Domestic Abuse and The Professionals Supporting Them.

Galop is proud to share five new information sheets for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them.  These new resources are aimed at recognising LGBT+ survivor’s experiences, they challenge stereotypes, and highlight barriers to accessing services. As well, they support LGBT+ survivors to access help safely and…

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A New Survey to Better Understand How Covid-19 Lockdown Restrictions Impacted Relationships

We’ve launched a new online survey to better understand how Covid-19 lockdown restrictions impacted your relationship with family members or intimate partners. This survey is for anyone who is over the age of 16, identifies as LGBT+, and currently lives in the UK. If you are able to contribute 10-15 minutes of your time and feel safe to…

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Joint Statement about LGBT+ Domestic Violence and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers, and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVOID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.  While work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure the delivery of services, the public face of much of the response has…

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Galop, SafeLives and Stonewall briefing: The LGBT+ community and domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse Bill, Second Reading, 28 April 2020 Summary To meet the needs of LGBT+ people in the Bill and its associated programme of work the Domestic Abuse Bill must: Recognise that LGBT+ people are at particular risk of experiencing domestic abuse and facing distinct barriers in access to services. Ensure that any legislation, policy…

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To all LGBT+ children and young people – we see and hear you.

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Trans Resilience in Isolation

Our Trans Advocate has put together a guide for developing and maintaining trans resilience in a time when you may become more isolated. We are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than our cisgender peers. In these anxiety provoking and isolating times people who already struggle with anxiety and depression are particularly at risk.…

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

Galop is continuing to closely monitor the situation with regards to coronavirus and we are following all advice from Public Health England and the NHS.  Due to the developing situation and the Government’s decision to limit social interaction and all non-essential travel, Galop are offering a reduced service until further notice. This means we will be stopping all face-to-face…

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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…

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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