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.

We mourn the loss of Clement Matlala

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our dear colleague and friend Clement Matlala. Clement’s sudden passing has come as a huge shock to us all and we have been rendered heartbroken by this loss.

OUT offers its deepest sympathies to Clement’s partner, Samuel, his family and friends.

Clement joined the OUT LGBT Well-being family in 2017. He started as a volunteer and soon became a member of the organisation’s peer team. In 2018, Clement was promoted to the position of Receptionist.

Clement was dedicated to his work and the organisation. He had a friendly disposition and always made clients feel welcome and respected. He went out of his way to ensure that any task at hand was handled with the utmost professionalism, ease, and finesse.

Clement was also focused and ambitious and was pursuing a law degree at Unisa. Of Clement, his colleagues stated that he was a genuine person who always showed care and compassion. Clement was also known for his great sense of style.

Clement was a true friend who had great strength, regardless of his troubles. He was regarded as a confidant, as a brother and a son to the senior staff. Clement had a zest for life and his humble nature inspired those around him.

Clement, we will remember you for your caring and attentive nature, for your distinct laughter and your warm spirit. Your memory will live on in our hearts and in the corridors of OUT. You celebrated the diversity of the LGBTIQ+ community in so many ways and took pride in who you were. In your memory, we will honour and uphold those values.

Until we meet again.

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).