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.

Majority of LGBT South Africans live in fear of discrimination

A groundbreaking new report has revealed that more than half (55%) of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) South Africans fear they will experience discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

These fears are well founded: 44% of those surveyed said they had indeed experienced discrimination in their everyday life, due to their LGBT status, in the past two years.

The report - Hate Crimes against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People in South Africa, 2016 - was conducted as a research initiative of the Love Not Hate Campaign by OUT LGBT Well-being, in collaboration with Nudge Insights and Analytics.

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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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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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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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Physical Address

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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