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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Launch of Love Not Hate report on hate crimes

OUT’s Director Dawie Nel introduced the proceedings and was followed by speakers Steve Letsike, Director of Access Chapter 2, and Lerato Phalakatshela, Hate Crime Manager at OUT and spokesperson for the Love Not Hate campaign.

After the report’s results were presented by Phalakatshela, a panel discussion on the subject of hate crimes and discrimination was presented. Panelists included Juan Nel, from the Hate Crimes Working Group; Happy Phaleng, from the Khula Youth Network; and Norman Taku, Deputy Director of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.

For more information about the report, click here. To view the Facebook gallery of the launch event, click here.

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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).