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.

MURDERS OF EIGHT GAY MEN IN GAUTENG

In February 2012, OUT Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Well-being formed a Task Team to help ensure justice in the murders of eight gay men in Gauteng. The OUT Task Team consisted of OUT as well as friends and families of the victims. The Task Team provided information to the South African Police Service (SAPS) on relevant facts but the SAPS never interacted with these initiatives.

On Tuesday 6 November 2012, and in response to questions by the DA in Parliament, the Minister of Police stated that there is a common perpetrator, known as Tony Boy, in four of the cases. This includes Boy being the suspect in the murder of Siphiwe Nhlapo in Soweto in September last year (case number Kliptown CAS 360/09/2011), where another suspect by the name of Nhlanhla Msimango was in March 2012 identified as the main suspect.

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OUT Welcomes Equality Court Ruling Affirming Lesbian Couple's Rights

OUT, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) health and well-being group in Pretoria, welcomes the Alberton Magistrates Court’s ruling on 30 July 2012 affirming the right of a lesbian couple to book a venue to celebrate their civil union, and for its award of R20,000 to OUT.

Sitting as an Equality Court, the Court ruled that ShaMani, a function venue in Alberton, unfairly discriminated against a lesbian couple - Francis and Liani Buitendag. The Court ordered ShaMani to pay R20,000 to OUT.

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Physical Address

1081 Pretorius Street
Hatfield, Pretoria
0083
South Africa

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Contact Numbers

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

South Africa international dialing code: +27

 

 

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