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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

london

London LGBT+ Advice Line

0800 999 5428

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National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline

Hate Crime

Acephobia & Anti-asexual hate crime

 This page provides information on acephobia and anti-asexual hate crime. Asexual people can face prejudice and hate crime, which service providers and criminal justice agencies have a duty to tackle. The information below aims to assist services to better understand and serve the needs of asexual people who experience hate crime. Prevalence of acephobia Whilst social…

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Our Statement on Transphobia

Galop condemns all forms of violence and abuse against women, including transphobia and misogyny. All women are entitled to feel safe and respected. As an LGBT+ anti-violence organisation, It is clear from our direct advocacy work that trans people have seen increasing levels of abuse and threats. Such abuse only compounds the continued barriers faced…

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Why Report Hate Crime?

Printable PDF 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…

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Online Hate Crime Report 2017

Our first report on the nature and impact of online anti-LGBT+ hate crime, in the words of victims themselves. It also provides insight into experiences of reporting to social media platforms. Published 2017.

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Financial Assistance Schemes: Help for LGBT+ People Experiencing Hate Crime

This page explains the financial assistance available if you experience homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crimes or incidents. Hate crime can have a significant impact on many different parts of your life, including your finances. You might have to take time off work, travel to appointments, pay medical bills, replace valuable items or even move house.…

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What is Online Anti-LGBT+ Hate Speech and Hate Crime?

Printable PDF This page answers questions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people about online hate speech and hate crime. You don’t have to know whether something you experienced was a crime to report it, though it can be useful to know what kinds of behaviour are against the law and which are not. If…

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Tackling Online Anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime

Printable PDF This page answers questions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people about what to do if you are targeted by online hate crime. It also gives advice about how to stand up to hate online, and how to support LGBT+ friends experiencing online hate crime. You have a right to be who you…

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Well Being and Self Care

Experiencing abuse can be a deeply traumatic and challenging experience. When our thoughts may be focussed on simply getting through the day, it’s easy to overlook small, but significant activities and behaviours that may actually benefit us and increase our ability to cope.

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Tackling Biphobia

Printable PDF This page provides information for criminal justice and other safety services, including police, councils, charities and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on addressing biphobic hate crime. Bisexual people can face prejudice and hate crime, which service providers have a duty to tackle. The information below aims to assist services understanding and serving the needs…

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Safety Tips

Printable PDF As LGBTQ+ people we sometimes choose to change our behaviour to avoid putting ourselves at greater risk of being victimised. For example, we may change the way we present ourselves to avoid disclosing our sexuality or gender identity in public places. We may also avoid physical contact with partners and friends, such as holding…

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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