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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OUT & LGBTI community honoured by popular Johannesburg restaurant

The event was hosted by Teekay Goldfish, emceed by former Big Brother contestant Mzamo Gcabashe and featured a line-up of celebrity DJs, including DJ Olwethu.
 
Owner Ngwato Mashilwane addressed the crowd and highlighted the importance of the LGBTI community in society. He said that LGBT people matter and that they should never be made to feel unsafe.
 
Mashilwane further commented that he was impressed by OUT’s work and presented the organisation with a R30,000 donation.
 
Representing OUT, Trainer and Health Officer Jay Matlou thanked Mashilwane and Mash Braai House for their support.
 
He said that OUT planned to use the funds to help create safer spaces and programmes for the LGBTI community.
 
“The Mash Braai House should be applauded for taking a stance and unashamedly stating that they are in support of difference and diversity,” said Matlou.
 
“It’s a bold step; a lot of businesses won’t do that as they’re afraid it would jeopardise their sales.”
 
Matlou added: “Mash Braai House is exemplarily and will hopefully inspire other businesses in promoting fairness and human rights for all.”
 
The Mash Braai House is located at The Buzz Shopping Centre in Fourways and specialises in shisanyama and traditional South African Cuisine. For more, visit their Facebook page.
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).