Galop is an LGBT+ anti-violence charity. If you've experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we're here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.
0800 999 5428
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Conversion Therapy Helpline
0800 130 3335
Monday to Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline
020 7704 2040
Monday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Rainbow Railroad is a global not-for-profit organization that helps LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia. These factors either displace them in their own country or prevent them from escaping harm.
Somewhere safe where someone can wait until the Police or a trusted contact can reach them or they have been able to access any necessary information and advice to keep them safe.
Access to a phone if required to call Sussex Police, a trusted contact or another support service.
Sussex Police work closely with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities to promote equality and encourage the reporting of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic related hate crime.
We have a network of CEAs throughout the districts of Sussex so there are points of contact locally. For more information head to our LGBT+ page.
LGBT+ CEAs are established across the force. Similar to other liaison officer roles, they receive specialist inputs to raise their knowledge and understanding, and create awareness in LGB and T issues. LGBT+ CEAs will act as a point of contact for LGBT+ communities and individuals, to build relations to increase trust, confidence and encourage reporting of crime.
Social prescribing for trans and/or non-binary or gender-questioning people
Trans and Non-Binary Link is a free-of-charge service in Brighton and Hove for over 18s that links you to community services and groups to improve your health and wellbeing. Our service is personalised to your individual needs.
The Rainbow Hub is an exciting new space set amongst the bustling St James's Street in Brighton. The Hub is a local point of contact for LGBT+ people seeking up-to-date help, information, or guidance, in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Our volunteers provide a welcoming drop-in space to help individuals and where necessary refer them to one or more of our extensive network of partner organisations for further support.
14a Jubilee Street,
Brighton BN1 1GE
TransActual UK was founded by a group of British trans people as a response to increasing press hostility, transphobia and misinformation. We are run by the trans community, with the trans community, for the trans community.
We expanded our scope and remit to:
share reliable information about trans people’s lives and about trans rights in the UK, as well as dispelling common myths
amplify the voices of trans people so that the wider world may hear the experiences of a wide range of trans men, trans women and non-binary people
educate people about trans people's lives and the issues we face
advocate for trans people
empower trans people to bring about change in their lives and in the community
True Vision is here to give you information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it. On this website, you can: - find out what hate crimes or hate incidents are. - find out about the ways you can report them. - report using the online form. - find information about people that can help and support you if you have been a victim. The online reporting facility has been developed so that you can report hate crimes online, if you do not want to report directly to the police.
If you've been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. We're independent of the police and anyone can contact us for support, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it took place. Our services are free, confidential, and available to anyone in England and Wales.
Since last year, hate crimes based on sexual orientation have increased by 41% and hate crime against transgender people has risen by 56% in England and Wales.
Just 1 in 5 hate crime victims are able to access support. By utilising Zoteria, you can anonymously report hate incidents that occur to yourself or others. Our partner, Galop, is an LGBT+ anti-abuse charity that will provide you with the support you need.
By flagging these incidents, you assist us in creating a more accurate understanding of hate crime, enabling us to drive social and policy changes. Currently, only 1 out of 8 hate crimes are reported.
Download the app now and help us address hate crime against our community.