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.

lgbti forum aug 2014

BUILDING STRAIGHT ALLIES FORUM: WITH PFLAG

For too many LGBTI students, attending school can be a frightening experience. Many face harassment or mistreatment by colleagues or professors. These challenges are compounded in some cases by unsupportive families or friends back home.

At the forum, participants will discuss strategies for building allies in the straight community to make their school and community safer. Learn how to engage families, friends and fellow students in a constructive discussion about your identity and enlist them as supporters.

This event’s guest speaker is Jody Huckaby, the Executive Director of PFLAG (formerly Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), which has forty years of experience building alliances between the straight and LGBTI community.

PFLAG is the United States’ largest organisation for parents, families, friends, and straight allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

The LGBTI Forum takes place on Friday 15 August (12:00 for 13:30) at the Centre for Human Rights Classroom, Room 2-2.1, Law Building, University of Pretoria (Hatfield Campus).

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to carole.viljoen@up.ac.za by 13 August.

The LGBTI Forum is presented by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in partnership with the US Embassy in Pretoria.

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).