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.

Love Not Hate shocked by Jon Qwelane case postponement

The Love Not Hate campaign is shocked by media reports that the hate speech case against Jon Qwelane has been postponed due to his ill health. According to his legal representatives, the former journalist may never be able to attend the trial.

The case has now dragged on for eight years, with Qwelane refusing to accept his 2011 hate speech conviction for writing a homophobic article and subsequently challenging the constitutionality of the Equality Act.

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National study on viral hepatitis in key populations in South Africa set to begin recruitment

 A consortium of partners is undertaking a viral hepatitis service provision and research project for key populations (people who inject drugs, sex workers and men who have sex with men) in South Africa. 

The study will assess information gaps on populations disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis and provide an evidence base to guide future interventions. 

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Young lesbian woman murdered on her birthday

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The Love Not Hate campaign, a nation-wide multi-partner initiative addressing violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people, is dismayed to report yet another senseless murder of a young lesbian woman.
 
Lucia Naido, from Katlehong on Johannesburg’s East Rand, was stabbed to death on the night of her birthday on March 19.
 
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Shocking new stats show that South Africans are becoming MORE homophobic

As it’s revealed that 14% of Gauteng residents support violence against gay and lesbian people, Love Not Hate calls for the fight against homophobia to become a national priority. 

Among the results of the 2015 Gauteng City-Region Observatory Quality of Life Survey, released on Tuesday, 14% of Gautengers agreed that it’s acceptable to be violent to gay and lesbian people. 

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Love Not Hate concerned about spike in LGBTI hate crimes

The Love Not Hate campaign, a nation-wide multi-partner initiative addressing violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex) people, is alarmed at the recent spike in attacks against members of the LGBTI community.
 
On 18 December 2015, the mutilated and burnt body of a 21-year-old lesbian woman, Motshidisi Pasca Melamu, was discovered in Gauteng’s Evaton North. It is believed that she was also raped.
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Hatfield, Pretoria
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