Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

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.

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INTERESTED IN BEING AN LGBT YOUTH ACTIVIST?

The theme for the project is “Coming Out, Coming In, and Everything in Between”. The aim is to create a platform of support for LGBT youth by sharing individual stories.

Topics that will be covered are:

• Coming out journey
• Challenges experienced in coming out
• Dealing with homophobia
• Dealing with homosexuality in the workplace, your community or the school.
• Homosexual relationships
• Coping with family/parents who have not accepted their son’/daughter’s sexual orientation

If you are part of the LGBT community, are between the ages of 18 and 35, and believe that you have an interesting story to share about your coming out experience, we’d like to hear from you.

Please send us a short description of your story and why you believe you should be included, as well as a picture of yourself. Please note: Your story / submission should not be longer than two pages!

Based on your written submission, we’ll shortlist twelve participants for the project.

Participants we are hoping to get are:

• 3 x Gay men
• 3 x Lesbian women
• 3 x Bisexual men or women
• 3 x Transgender individuals

Please submit your story to Moude at maodim@out.org.za or Brian at sibekob@out.org.za on or before 19 May 2013.

The shoot will take place on the 25th of May 2013 at OUT’s offices, situated at 1081 Pretorius Street, Hatfield. Please reserve this date in your diary.

If you need more information, please call Moude or Brian on 012 430 3272 or contact them on the above email addresses.

Services
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).