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.

hate crime poster april 2014 outsite

HATE CRIMES – NOT JUST ANY CRIME…

hate crime poster april 2014 outsite

Why are crimes targeting LGBTI people called hate crimes?

  • They are based on the actual (or perceived) gender or sexual orientation of the victim.
  • They originate from hatred of “otherness,” fear of what is different, misinformation, or ignorance.
  • They can be physical attacks (assault, rape, murder), verbal attacks (hate speech, calling names), or any form of discrimination or victimisation.
  • They infringe on the rights of all LGBTI people.

If you’ve experienced a hate crime because of your sexual orientation or gender identity these organisations can help. Call one of them now or visit www.asiphephe.org.za.

• Lesbian and Gay Centre (Durban): (031) 312-7402
• FEW (Joburg): (011) 403-1906/7
• GALA (Joburg): (011) 717-4239
• OUT LGBT Wellbeing (Pretoria): (012) 430-3272
• Gay & Lesbian Network (Pietermaritzburg): 0860 33 33 31
• Triangle Project (Cape Town): (021) 686-1475

For more information on the Love, Not Hate campaign click here.

This campaign is supported by DiDiRi, Open Society Foundation for South Africa & The Sigrid Rausing Trust.

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).