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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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SA dance team takes on taboo of male rape

 
Danced to Lady Gaga’s haunting song Till it Happens to You, de Villiers expresses a teenage school boy’s pain and anger after an incident of classroom abuse by a teacher.
 
Haarhoff, who conceptualised the project, points out that the sexual abuse of boys and men is a reality in South Africa, with an estimated 19.4% of all victims of sexual abuse in 2012 being male.
 
“We strongly believe in creating relevant content for audiences underlining social responsibilities, to inform and uplift communities,” Haarhoff told Mambaonline.
 
“There has been so much attention on the struggle for gender equality and female empowerment, but in the process we must never forget that men are multidimensional as well,” he said.
 
“We are allowed to feel and cry and acknowledge that we are weak even if this is not preserved as the norm in society. So, no matter how embarrassing it might be, this video communicates that male rape is still a reality. A reality that we should talk about, cry about and dance about to give it a voice,” Haarhoff explained.
 
Haarhoff and De Villiers said that with more financial backing they hope to continue to create content that will inspire, motivate and enlighten.
 
“We need to tell stories and acknowledge that even if life has different scenarios we are all human with the same soul,” added Haarhoff.
 
Watch the video below.
 

Article courtesy of Mambaonline.com
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).