Hate Crime

Incitement to Hatred

Incitement to hatred can occur when an individual or group threatens to harass a person or a group of people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Abuse or harassment via electronic means

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Blackmail

I’m a bi-man. I’m married. An ex- work colleague has found out I’m bi and he’s threatened to ‘tell everyone at work and my neighbours that I’m really gay’. He threatened to tell everyone unless I give him £5000. It is a crime for someone to make a menacing demand for the purposes of gaining…

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What if you’ve been refused goods, facilities and services?

Being refused goods, facilities or services because of your gender identity or sexual orientation is discrimination and it’s illegal under the 2010 Equality Act. There are several things you might consider doing.

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I Want To Report A Hate Crime But I Don’t Want To Report To The Police

Galop can give you advice and support, and can also take a report from you if you wish – without you having to speak to the police.

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What Response Should I Expect From The Police After Making A Report To Them?

Always remember that if the victim or any other person feels that an incident is homophobic or transphobic then the police should treat it as such without needing to be convinced of this.

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What kind of things should I report to Galop?

We want to hear about incidents where the victim is LGBT or where the incident itself is anti-LGBT

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How can I make a report to Galop?

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What if I want to report directly to the police?

If you want we can refer you to a trained police LGBT Liaison Officer in your local borough, although we cannot guarantee the service you will receive from them.

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How We Can Help You Report

Galop offers a service called Assisted Reporting (or Third Party Reporting).  This means that if you have experienced or know of a homophobic or transphobic incident in the Greater London area but do not feel able to report it directly to the police, you can report it to us instead. We promise not to reveal…

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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