Read more about Galop and our history
Galop provides advice, support, and advocacy to thousands of LGBT+ people every year through our frontline services. We publish research into LGBT+ experiences of abuse and violence to highlight the needs of our community. We work to influence policy nationally and locally to improve outcomes for LGBT+ people who experience abuse and violence.
We work directly with LGBT+ survivors of abuse
Galop has been providing support to LGBT+ people experiencing hate crime, domestic abuse, and sexual violence for decades. Through our helplines and our longer-term one-on-one advocacy services, we work with LGBT+ people of all ages across the UK. We help our clients work out what’s best for them, and we support them through their journey to a safer future.
Galop runs two national helpline services: one for LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and the other for those experiencing anti-LGBT+ hate crime. In 19/20, we were contacted by 5,861 people seeking support from our helplines.
Our advocacy services
Our advocacy services provided longer-term support to 1,126 LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence between April 2019 and March 2020
We work to improve the future for LGBT+ victims of abuse
LGBT+ people who experience abuse face many barriers to accessing support, including not knowing whether their identity, relationships, or experiences will be understood or accepted. Our services are run by LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people, but we can’t stop there. We carry out key pieces of research to create insight into the needs and experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We work with policy makers, legislators, other services, and commissioners to make sure the needs of LGBT+ people are recognised. It is our mission to build a future where no LGBT+ survivor is left behind or without somewhere safe to turn.