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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.

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Transphobia

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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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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Transphobia

Printable PDF This section provides advice on transphobia and transphobic hate crime. It provides some suggestions on how you can get help if you experience transphobia. Galop supports all trans and gender diverse people who experience transphobia, regardless of sexual orientation. You can contact us on our helpline if you would like help or advice.…

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Transphobic Article In The Observer

We’ve been considering the recent Julie Burchill article in The Observer with an overwhelming sense of sadness and anger. You can read our official response here.

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What if I experience abuse or harassment because of my identity?

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What is a homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime?

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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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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