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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MAY 2015 THEME: MINDFULNESS

• Take a couple of minutes to notice your breathing. Sense the flow of the breath and the rise and fall of your belly. Use your breathing to centre you in the ‘now’.

• Notice what you are doing as you are doing it and tune into your senses. E.g. when you are eating, notice the colour, texture and taste of the food.

• Don’t feel that you need to fill up all your time with doing. Take some time to simply be.

• Recognise that thoughts are simply thoughts. You don’t need to believe them or react to them.

• Notice when you tend to ‘zone’ out (e.g., driving, texting, web surfing, doing dishes, brushing teeth, etc.). Practice bringing more awareness to that activity.

• Stop comparing ‘now’ to ‘then’, and focus on the happy moments. Savour them.

If you need more advice or support, please contact:
Dr Dick on http://www.men2men.co.za 
or Dr Delicious on http://www.womyn2womyn.co.za
or get face-to-face counselling (Book now on 012 430 3272)
or telephonic counselling (0860 688 688)

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).