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.

them march 2016 OUT site

March 2016 Theme: Dealing with fear

• Learn to breathe. Inhale for seven counts, and exhale for eleven counts. Repeat for 15 minutes.
 
• When fearful thoughts flood your mind, take time out. Distract yourself from the fear and worry for 15 minutes by taking a walk, making tea, or taking a bath.
 
• Ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen right now? Most of the time it won’t. But even if things do go wrong, chances are you will still survive.
 
• Sometimes facing your fear is the best solution. Avoiding it makes it even scarier.
 
• Use your imagination to visualise. Close your eyes and imagine a place of calm and safety, like a beautiful beach.
 
• Talk about it to a counsellor.
 
If you need advice or support, please contact:
– Dr Dick on www.men2men.co.za
– or Dr Delicious on www.womyn2womyn.co.za
– or get FREE face-to-face counselling in Pretoria (Book now on 012 430 3272)
– or FREE telephonic counselling nationwide (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).