OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.

Activists demand justice NOW in 5 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Intersex (LGBTI) hate crime cases

Activists in the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) sector are speaking out about the appalling delays and injustices in five ongoing hate crime cases.

The cases have been selected by the Love Not Hate national campaign to illustrate severe lapses in the criminal justice system, especially when it comes to LGBTI people, ahead of protests to demand immediate action by the authorities. 

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Hate crime activist beaten with a cricket bat

Sally*, a 24-year-old activist from Pretoria, is dedicated to combating the stigma of HIV and the scourge of hate crimes. With her focus on helping others, this confident and openly-lesbian woman didn’t expect to herself become a victim of violent hate because of her sexual orientation. 

On Saturday 28 January, Sally was returning to her Sunnyside flat from a night out. She reached the gate of the apartment complex, so very close to home, when the men struck.

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Health Workers Arrested for Handing Out Water

Marabastad, Tshwane: Three health workers providing life-saving interventions approved by the Gauteng Department of Health were arrested at 12h00 on Tuesday the 17th of January for handing out 20ml bottles of sterile water. 

According to the arresting officer, Warrant Officer (W/O) Mokholo, officials at the Gauteng Department of Health and the Medicines Control Council it was confirmed that the provision of sterile water is a criminal offence. The water was being given out as part of the Step-Up Project, an HIV prevention programme aimed at people who inject drugs. The project is run by OUT Well-being in Tshwane and is supported by the Gauteng Department of Health and the University of Pretoria.

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1081 Pretorius Street
Hatfield, Pretoria
South Africa


Contact Numbers

Telephone: (012) 430 3272
Facsimile: (012) 342 2700

South Africa international dialing code: +27



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