Galop works directly with thousands of LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence every year. They specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. They are a service run by LGBT+ people, for LGBT+ people, and the needs of the community are at the centre of what they do.
Their learning from the experiences of LGBT+ victims and survivors has resulted in three new resources which seek to improve everyone’s understanding for LGBT+ hate crime experiences:
• “Understanding anti-LGBT+ hate crime” is a guide for LGBT+ people who have experienced anti-LGBT+ hate.
• “Barriers to reporting anti-LGBT+ hate crime” is a resource for professionals to understand the barriers and how to reduce them.
• “Impacts of anti-LGBT+ hate crime” is a resource for professionals to better understand the emotional, economic, physical, mental health, and community impacts of anti-LGBT+ hate crimes.
These resources are informed by Galop’s advocacy work on the frontlines with victims and survivors of abuse and violence, as well as rooted in evidence from their most recent anti-LGBT+ hate crime research.