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Galop is London’s LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity, making life safe, just and fair for LGBT people. It gives advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse. It also supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

Galop is completely independent – it is a community-led group and is not connected to police. You can talk anonymously if you choose or use their online report form. They will not pressure you into taking action if you don't want to, but if you decide to they can advocate for you.

Galop's services include:

- Support and advice for people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence

- Specialist advocacy and support

- Help in reporting or getting what you need from police and other agencies

- Advice on the law and how the police work

- Applying for financial compensation for victims of crime

- Police complaints

They also run the National LGBT Domestic Abuse helpline for anyone in the UK. It is available via 0800 9995428 at the following times:

10am – 5pm Monday
10am – 5pm Tuesday
10am – 8pm Wednesday
10am – 8pm Thursday
10pm – 5pm Friday

2G Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP
Area serviced:
0300 999 5428 or 0800 9995428 (national helpline); 020 7704 2040 (support in London)
Opening times:
National helpline: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10-5pm; Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 8pm; London helpline: Monday-Friday 10-4pm
Who is it for:
Lesbians, gay men, bisexual people and trans people (LGBT) who are experiencing domestic violence in intimate or familial relationships, as well as anyone concerned for someone who might be in this situation
How to apply:
Call at the times above or leave a voicemail message asking for a callback if out of hours
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