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Galop’s statement on the attempted murder of a trans teenage girl

On Saturday 10th February, a trans teenage girl was stabbed 14 times in an attempted murder that police are treating as a transphobic hate crime.


This news will deeply impact trans+ people’s sense of safety, as well as the safety of the wider LGBT+ community.


The vilification and dehumanisation of trans+ people by the British media, the Government, and the Prime Minster is contributing to the widespread abuse and violence that the trans+ community are experiencing. This must stop. The Government’s priority should be on tackling the rising levels of violence trans+ people are facing on a daily basis.


In Galop’s services, we’re seeing increasing numbers of young trans+ and non-binary people being subjected to bullying, abuse and violence.


Our thoughts are with the victim as she recovers from this violent attack, and every other trans+ person who feels unsafe.


If you’re struggling with this news, we’re here for you. You can call the National LGBT+ Abuse and Violence Helpline on 0800 999 5428, email help@galop.org.uk or chat to us via webchat at galop.org.uk. We’re run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, so you’ll speaking to someone who understands.


Published: 14th February 2024