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Welcome to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

Galop is the UK’s only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity. Our mission is to make life just, fair and safe for LGBT+ people. We provide advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Galop is an independent organisation and our services are confidential and free.

020 7704 2040


London LGBT+ Advice Line

Monday to Friday

10:00am - 12:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm

0800 999 5428


National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Monday to Friday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday to Thursday

10:00am - 8:00pm


Make a Referral


We have put some of our most requested information into factsheet form and you can download these as PDFs here:

A Guide To Diary Sheets

Commissioning LGBT Hate Crime Services

Dealing with Homophobic and Transphobic Graffiti and Literature

Financial assistance schemes help for LGBT people experiencing hate crime


Hate Crime: A Guide for LGBT+ People

Laws That Cover Hate Crime

LGBT hate crime quality standard: A service improvement tool for organisations

Online anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime A Guide for Organisations

Public Sex Environments and Hate Crime: A Guide for Police

Safe to Be Training Toolkit on Anti-LGBT + Hate Crime

Tackling Biphobia

Tackling Transphobia: A Guide for Safety Services

Training toolkit on LGBT hate crime


Tackling Online Hate Crime

Trans Health Factsheets

Understanding Hate Crime Statistics – A Guide for Organisations

What Is A Hate Crime

What is online hate speech and hate crime

Domestic Violence and Abuse and the LGBT communities

For Service Providers – Barriers

For Service Providers – Myths

Well-being and Self-care

What To Do Following an Incident

Consenting To Sex: What the Law Says

Cottaging and Cruising: Your safety, your rights and the law

Other Advice

Criminal Record Checks at Work

CRB Checks & Gender Identity

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Arrest Stop and Search

Dealing With Noisy Neighbours

Disregarding Offences

Police Complaints

Police Warnings, Cautions and Fines

Pubic Sex Environments & Hate Crime - A guide for police

Safety Tips

Solving Problems With Council Services

Trans Privacy Law

Why Report

Writing A Personal Impact Statement

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