Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report

Statement on the APPG on Hate Crime report ‘How do we build on community cohesion when hate crime is on the rise’ released last week (Tuesday 05.02.19)

Nik Noone, CEO of Galop said:

Galop values the work of the All Party Partimentary Group on Hate Crime, however we cannot support some of the content of the latest report published by the Group. Galop initially endorsed and welcomed the report on the basis of the content of the executive summary, and we were unaware of its full content. On publication we saw that the report includes excerpts from submissions with statements that are transphobic, and promptly withdrew our endorsement of the report. Galop works actively to challenge transphobia, and we highlighted our concerns to the report writers last week. We are having a face to face meeting with them this week to convey this message in person and ask that lessons be learnt.

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