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Galop’s statement on the government’s mandate for separate male and female toilets in all new public buildings

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced its decision to mandate separate male and female toilets in all new public buildings and that separate unisex toilets should only be provided if there is space. Our Transphobic Hate Crime Report found nearly two thirds of respondents felt unable to use public toilets due…

Galop’s statement on the Oslo shooting

As a community, we build LGBT+ spaces where we can feel safe. Sadly, sometimes these spaces can be made into targets. We know the news from Oslo today may be making many of us feel less safe, particularly with many local Pride events happening. Our National LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline is here to offer confidential…

Galop’s statement on the IOPC’s decision to reinvestigate the Met’s response to the Stephen Port case

We welcome the IOPC’s decision to reinvestigate the Metropolitan Police’s response to the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor by Stephen Port in 2014 and 2015. Assumptions made about the victims, because of stereotypes about gay men, led to delays in the investigation, and it is important that institutionalised homophobia…

Galop’s statement on the Queen’s Speech 2022

While we welcome a ban on conversion therapy in the UK, we are disappointed by the government’s decision to exclude trans and non-binary people from the upcoming LGB conversion therapy ban, as outlined in the Queen’s speech this morning. What we see consistently though our services and our research is that trans and non-binary people…

Conversion Therapy Helpline update

We’re pleased to announce our National Conversion Therapy Helpline has received Government funding to keep the lines open and to expand the support we’re able to offer to all LGBT+ victims of conversion “therapies”. We are incredibly grateful to every single person who donated so generously to help us set up and run the helpline…

Galop’s statement on the leaked government conversion therapy update

We are deeply concerned by the leaked documents shared by ITV News last night which suggested that the government is reconsidering the ban on conversion therapy for LGBT+ people in the UK.   Despite the supposed subsequent U-turn on this, there are indications that the ban might go ahead only for lesbian, gay…

Galop’s statement on Women’s Aid’s position on the inclusion of trans women in single-sex services

Women’s Aid has released its position on the inclusion of trans women in the single-sex services within its membership. As Women’s Aid points out in its statement, the violence against women and girls sector, and the services it provides to support women and girls who are victims of domestic abuse, have been built by and for women…

Galop delighted by ‘incredible’ win at the British Diversity Awards 2022

Leni Morris, CEO, accepted the coveted ‘Charity of the Year’ award and £10,000 donation from headline sponsor Burberry on behalf of the charity, for promoting the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Statement on the conversion therapy ban consultation

So-called “conversion therapy” is alive and well in the UK today. A significant proportion of young people in our service are experiencing abuse aimed at changing or “curing” who they are. We see the abuse victims of these so-called ‘conversion therapies’ go through and the lifelong repercussions it can have on its victims. It is…

Conversion therapy ban

LGBT+ anti-abuse charity Galop is today launching a National Conversion Therapy Helpline to support victims and survivors of so-called “conversion therapy”. “Conversion therapy” refers to any practice which tries to change, alter, suppress, or “cure” an LGBT+ person’s orientation or gender identity. This kind of abuse can take a wide range of forms, including verbal,…

Not Broken, Not Silent short films

In April 2021, we released a series of short films entitled “Not Broken, Not Silent” about LGBT+ people’s experiences of sexual violence. As a community, we need spaces that allow those who’ve experienced sexual violence to talk openly, without fear of judgment and without being dismissed because of what was done to them, who they are…

Hate crime report 2021

Our latest report into anti-LGBT+ hate crime shows that 3 in 5 LGBT+ people experiencing hate crime want and need help, but only 1 in 5 are able to access any support.

Statement on the Loss of Sarah Everard, Nicole Smallman, and Bibaa Henry

We are deeply affected by the death of Sarah Everard and the events at the vigil on Clapham Common over the weekend.

Hate crime law consultation submission

Galop are pleased to share our submission to the Law Commission, suggesting how to remedy problems with hate crime laws.

The LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survivors Forum

Galop is proud to launch to the LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Forum as part of its National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline Service.

LGBT+ beyond recognition: social media campaign

To coincide with the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, Galop’s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project is launching a national social media campaign.

Commissioning for inclusion: delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse

Galop launches new guide “Commissioning for inclusion: Delivering services for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse”…

Transphobic hate crime report 2020

Trans people are under such high rates of physical, sexual, and verbal attack that more than half feel less able to leave their home, says new research by LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop.

Galop’s statement on hate crime statistics October 2020

Today’s figures from the Home Office show that anti-LGBT+ hate crime has, for the second year running, risen at twice the rate of other forms of hate crime over the last year.

Joint briefing: Domestic Abuse Bill, Third Reading, July 2020

Read about the needs of LGBT+ survivors in the Bill and its associated programme.

Five new information sheets for LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them

Galop is proud to share five new information sheets for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) survivors of domestic abuse and the professionals supporting them.

Joint statement: LGBT+ domestic violence and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last month professionals and activists, agencies, policymakers, and government have faced an extraordinary set of circumstances in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including in relation to domestic violence and abuse.

Online hate crime report 2020

LGBT+ people face high levels of online abuse according to research by Galop, the ​leading LGBT+ anti-violence charity.