Supporting Victims

Come Forward Infopack

Developed by partners of Come Forward project, this infopack aims to equip victims of anti-LGBT hate crime with practical tools on how to recognize and report a possible hate crime or hate speech incident. By distinguishing the types of hate crimes that LGBT people face, it includes a brief outline of the rights of victims of anti-LGBT hate crime following a summary of the legislative procedure. Furthermore, it provides an extensive list of victim support and reporting centers in the respective country and empowers anyone—be they a victim or a bystander—to clearly identify and report any hate crime or hate speech instance.


Galop provides advice and support to people who have experienced biphobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexual violence or domestic abuse.  They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.  Galop are a completely independent community-led group and are not connected to the police.

In-Trust Merseyside

In December 2006, Sefton Equalities Partnership established the ‘In-Trust Community Empowerment Network’ with the aim of:

  • Providing support and guidance for men and women with an intersex or transgendered history in Sefton
  • Positively promoting best practice around employing people from this community
  • Working with both voluntary and public sector organisations to identify the barriers to employment and service-delivery faced by this community
  • Combating transphobia, promoting greater acceptance and rights for all ‘trans’ people
  • Providing a safe place to explore and express personal gender identity, providing advice and support with transitioning.

In-Trust’s work in highlighting and embedding best practice into the mainstream work environment and providing equality and diversity training for all sectors has gained the network recognition at local, regional and national levels.

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project provides information, support, referrals, advocacy and other services to LGBT survivors of violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, and bias crimes, focusing these services within the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCAVO also educates the community at large through training and outreach programs.

Karwan e Mohabbat

The Karwan e Mohabbat was crafted as a journey of atonement, solidarity, conscience and justice. In September 2017, it travelled to 8 states, meeting families hit by hate violence in India. The Karwan found everywhere minorities living with fear, hate and state violence, resigned to accept these as normalised elements of everyday living; and worryingly little local compassion and remorse in the majority communities.

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services Anti-Violence Project

LAMDA’s Anti-Violence Project (AVP) provides victim services to survivors of hate crimes, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes.

LGBTQ+ Veterans Addiction Resources (USA-based)

American advocacy organization offers resources for LGBTQ+ veterans who struggle with addiction. The site informs veterans of addictions programs available through the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) Department and offers advice on how to access help.

National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership

The National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership brings together 35 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the partnership led by the LGBT Consortium aims to increase the reporting of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted.

The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring was established in Southall, West London in the early 1980s by community campaigners and lawyers who wished to challenge the growth of racism in the local area. Today, they have become a leading anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. The Monitoring Group receives over 1,000 calls every year on its Help Line from people experiencing racial violence, religious hatred, sexual violence, state neglect or misconduct. A key factor contributing to The Monitoring Group’s sustainability is the involvement of “victims” in its management, staff and volunteering structures; as a result, they have successfully developed many innovative projects serving “hard to reach communities” such as young people in Yorkshire, the traveller and gypsy communities in Lincolnshire, victims of racial violence in rural environments, the refugee and migrant communities in the South West and the Black and Ethnic Minority communities across the UK.

Movement Advancement Project (MAP)

Founded in 2006, the Movement Advancement Project is an independent think tank that provides rigorous research, insight and analysis that help speed equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. MAP’s work is focused on three primary areas:

  • Policy & Issue Analysis
  • LGBT Movement Overviews
  • Effective Messaging


Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Respond also aims to prevent abuse by providing training, consultancy and research.

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK has more than 17 years’ experience in providing independent support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. They work with young people and communities, and deliver training and consultancy across the UK.

Stop Hate UK provide 24-hour support to people who have been affected by Hate Crime. Victims and witnesses can contact Stop Hate UK by phone, text, post or online to report Hate Crimes, access support, and get information.

Southall Black Sisters

Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit, secular and inclusive organisation established in 1979 to meet the needs of Black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Their aims are to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives, live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom. They run an advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London which provides a comprehensive service to women experiencing violence and abuse and other forms of inequality.

Victim Support

Victim Support help immediately after an incident or at any stage. Their trained volunteers can listen to you in confidence and give information, practical help and emotional support. They can also give you information about the criminal justice system and compensation if you choose to report the crime.

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