Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community since 1994

The second-oldest LGBT organisation in South Africa, OUT provides stigma-free HIV, sexual health and other services to gay, bisexual and MSM communities. We also work to eradicate LGBT+ hate crimes and discrimination while assisting and supporting victims.

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TEN81 June 2018 Theme: Bullying of LGBT Youth

• Don’t react to the bully

• Try to remain calm. Don’t show the bully how you feel

• Show confidence. Even if you don’t feel confident, act like you do

• Look the bully in the eye and tell them to stop, but don’t get into a confrontation. Walk away

• If possible, have a talk with the bully if the right opportunity arises

• Stay connected and hang out with a group – bullies will try to isolate you.

• Involve an adult, someone you trust, or professional person. Talk about it

• Act quickly. The longer the bully gets away with it, the more power they have over their victims

• Don’t blame yourself. The problem lies with the bully, not you.

 

For advice or support:

– Contact Dr Dick on www.men2men.co.za 

– or Dr Delicious on www.womyn2womyn.co.za

– Get FREE face-to-face counselling at TEN81 in Pretoria (Book now on 012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812)

– or get FREE telephonic counselling nationwide (012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812) 

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).