Trans

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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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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GRA Reform Consultation – Galop’s Response

1.0 About Galop: Galop works to make life safe, fair and just for LGBT people. This year marks 35 years’ of providing advice, support and advocacy to LGBT people and campaigning to end anti-LGBT violence, abuse and discrimination. Galop works around 3 key areas; hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We also have specific…

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Statement on the Press Coverage of Naomi Hersi

Over the coming weeks you may see news about the trial of Jesse McDonald who is accused of killing Naomi Hersi, a trans woman from North London. We understand that media reporting of the trial may be unsettling for trans communities, especially for people whose own experiences touch on issues discussed in the media coverage. We…

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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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whaT+ Is On?

Galop’s Trans Advocacy & Community Development service has just launched a new bi-monthly newsletter guide to events for trans, gender diverse and non-binary folk in London! If you want to keep up to date with whaT+ Is On, subscribe below!   Subscribe to whaT+ Is On

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

On November 20th each year, we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and remember those whose lives were cut short by hate and transphobia. In the past year alone 325 trans people have lost their lives, most of them trans women and the vast majority people of colour. Transphobia, misogyny and racism are deeply interlinked and no matter what excuse…

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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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Trans Privacy Law

Printable PDF This page answers some questions about legal protections for the privacy of trans people who give their information to services. If it doesn’t answer your specific question, call us for confidential advice on 020 7704 204. Galop is London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans anti-violence charity. Your right to privacy Everyone has the right…

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DBS and Gender Identity

This section provides some guidance for trans people who have been required to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. What Is A DBS Check? If you apply for certain jobs such as teaching, care work and other positions (including voluntary work) where you may work with children or vulnerable adults, your prospective employer is…

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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