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.

theme April 2020 TEN81 woman website

Life Tips: Coping with social isolation

• Stay connected to friends and family through messaging, voice and video calling apps.

• It is okay to take a break from social media. Strike a balance.

• Limit the amount of news you take in per day.

• Start keeping a daily journal about your feelings, thoughts and activities. Focus on gratitude.

• Keep a daily schedule and routine, including time for self-care, exercise, meals etc…

• Get rid of unrealistic expectations.

• When feeling especially anxious, lonely or depressed, acknowledge the feeling and practice deep breathing or meditation. 

• Call someone you trust and tell them how you feel. Let them know they only have to listen.

 

For FREE advice or support:

– Get telephone or Skype counselling from TEN81 in Pretoria (book now on 012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812)

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

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

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).