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.

first mamelodi pride invite

MAMELODI TO CELEBRATE INAUGURAL LGBTI PRIDE

Named MAMS Pr!de, the event will take place from 12 p.m at Moretele Park in the form of a social picnic, and will include the participation of various organisations and groups.

There will be LGBTI information stalls and mobile HIV counselling and testing (HCT) as well as food stalls and bars for participants to eat and quench their thirst.

The aim, says organiser Jay Matlou, a trainer and health offiver at OUT LGBT Well-being, is “to create a safe social space for LGBTI people and their supporters.” This includes, “celebrating and increasing the visibility of LGBTI supporters in the community, building awareness around hate crimes and mobilising LGBTI people to access HCT services.”

Matlou has urged the LGBTI community, their supporters, friends and family and local LGBTI-affirming businesses and organisations to come out for the afternoon and take part in the event.

“It’ll be fun! It’s an opportunity to meet, socialise and make our presence felt in Mamelodi – all while highlighting issues that affect our community,” he said.

For more information, please contact Matlou on matlouj@out.org.za or on 076 403 8398.

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).