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National Helpline for LGBT+ Victims and Survivors of Abuse and Violence0800 999 5428

Email help@galop.org.uk

Support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and honour-based violence

This resource outlines LGBT+ people’s experiences of domestic abuse and lists ways Galop can help. This is the English version of all of our ‘other language’ domestic abuse resources.  

Support for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Violence

Domestic abuse is any kind of behaviour, action, or abuse between people who have been intimate partners or a part of the same family. Domestic abuse can take many forms, including psychological, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. Whatever your experience, we are here to help, don’t suffer in silence.

Does your family member, partner or, ex-partner?

Hurt you? Force you get married?
Shout at you? Make other people hurt you?
Call you names? Call you the wrong gender?
Accuse you of cheating? Make you feel afraid?
Stop you from seeing your friends? Say bad things about your sexuality?
Control or monitor your daily activities? Prevent you from taking your medicine?
Damage your belongings? Use your children to control you?
Control or take away your money? Undermine you as a parent?
Stalk or harass you? Threaten to tell others about your sexual or gender identity?
Force you have to sex? Threaten to tell others about your HIV status?

Use your immigration status to control you?

If any of these are happening to you, you may be experiencing domestic abuse.

Galop’s support services

If you might be experiencing domestic abuse, Galop is here to help. At Galop we offer a confidential, accepting, and safe space to talk about your experiences and learn what options are available to you. Our service is for and by LGBT+ people. We will not tell you what to do but we can help you feel safe, have more control in your life, and make informed choices that are right for you. We offer emotional and practical support. If you need to make a plan to keep yourself safe, we can help with this. If you have children, we will always consider them.

If you need advice on counselling, housing, or legal advice, we will connect you with LGBT+ specialist supports. If you need to be connected to a safe and supportive service in your language, we will try our best to do this. We can also support you to access translation services in other languages.

If you are worried that getting help might make things worse, we are a secure and confidential service that will always put your safety and wellbeing first. You do not have to face this alone, we’re here for you.

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender + (LGBT+) Domestic Abuse Helpline

Our National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline and webchat service can tell you what options are available, offer emotional support, and give you practical information. Always check our website for the most up to date information.

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Webchat www.galop.org.uk