In The South

Galop launch new online LGBT+ hate crime initiative

Besi Besemar April 10, 2017

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, launch a new National LGBT+ Hate Incident Reporting system commissioned by the Home Office.

Individuals who have experienced or witnessed a hate incident in the UK can now report by completing a simple form online.

To report an incident, click here: Galop will then contact you to offer advice and provide information about support in their area. They will also gather any extra details needed to make a third party report to police via True Vision.

Galop is also launching a LGBT+ anti-violence and abuse web chat service 7 days a week throughout the UK, providing support to individuals experiencing violence and abuse including online homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

The opening hours are:

Monday        11:00 – 15:00

Tuesday        14:00 – 22:00

Wednesday  11:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 20:00

Thursday      13:00 – 17:00

Friday            13:00 – 17:00

Saturday      15:00 – 19:00

Sunday         15:00 – 19:00

Nik Noone
Nik Noone

Galop Chief Executive, Nik Noone, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of this important national initiative to increase online reporting of LGBT+ hate crime, and improve online support for individuals facing LGBT+ hate crime in the UK.

“We especially encourage reports from those who have been targeted online, for example on social media. Online hate incidents can have lasting impact on individuals, but people often do not report or get support for fear that it will not be taken seriously. We are hoping that easy online reporting and support via web chat will help to address this.”


For more about Galop information, click here:

Or telephone: 020 7697 4081