Galop is the UK’s LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. We work with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence.

Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. We specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, honour-based abuse, forced marriage, so-called conversion therapies, and other forms of interpersonal abuse. We are a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of our community are at the centre of what we do.

We run four national support helplines for LGBT+ victims and survivors of: domestic abuse; hate crime; rape and sexual abuse; and so-called “conversion therapy”. We provide longer-term support to thousands of LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse through our advocacy services. We are person-centred, empowerment-based, and trauma-informed – meaning our focus is always on helping our clients decide what is best for them, and then supporting them through their journey.

We use what we learn through working on the frontlines with clients to work on national and local policy change, to improve outcomes for LGBT+ victims and survivors of abuse and violence. We build evidence through key pieces of research around LGBT+ people’s experiences of abuse and violence. We push for legislative change, improved statutory guidance for victims, and better understanding of the needs of LGBT+ people around the country.

Services provided for

  1. Ace Spectrum Communities
  2. All LGBT+ Communities
  3. Bisexual Men
  4. Bisexual Women
  5. Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities
  6. Gay Men
  7. Intersex/Variations in Sex Characteristics (VSC)
  8. Lesbians/Gay Women
  9. Men
  10. Non-UK Residents
  11. Other
  12. People of Faith
  13. People over 50
  14. People with disabilities
  15. Trans People/People with gender histories
  16. Women
  17. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Advice/Information
  2. Advocacy
  3. Campaigning/Activism
  4. Counselling
  5. Disability
  6. Domestic Abuse
  7. Equal Opportunities/Discrimination
  8. Gender
  9. Harassment
  10. Hate Crime
  11. Helpline
  12. Mental Health
  13. Other
  14. Policing
  15. Policy/Representation
  16. Pride
  17. Publications
  18. Research
  19. Resource Library
  20. Self-help/Support Group
  21. Sexual Health
  22. Sexual Violence
  23. Substance Misuse

Contact Details

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday, 10am to 8:30pm Friday, 10am to 4:30pm

Meeting Times

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