LGBT+ and domestic abuse

Galop has provided advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years. They support all LGBT+ people who’ve experienced hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

LGBT+ experiences of domestic abuse are often rendered invisible by limited ideas of what constitutes abuse or who survivors are. To coincide with the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, Galop’s National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Project is launching a national social media campaign using #LGBTBeyondRecognition.

Galop want to remind LGBT+ survivors, community, and professionals that recognizing LGBT+ experiences of abuse is the first step to creating change.

  • Help is available
  • Whether others recognize it or not, your experience is valid
  • You have the power to help LGBT+ people in your life

16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

To deliver these messages, Galop are sharing new resources, videos, podcasts, and graphics to help educate on LGBT+ specific forms of abuse, challenge myths and stereotypes which minimize LGBT+ survivor experiences, and highlight specialist support available to LGBT+ survivors of domestic abuse.

To participate, follow @galopUK on Twitter & Instagram, like the Galop page on Facebook, or follow #LGBTBeyondRecognition.

For help or to get more information you can can contact the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline by phoning 0800 999 5428, emailing or by visiting