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.

OUT’s Engage Men’s Health project wins Feather Award

We are humbled! OUT’s Engage Men’s Health project was honoured with a Feather Award for Best LGBTIQ Initiative – Private Sector on Wednesday 11 November.

EMH was recognised for the “inspiring” work that we do in providing free and accessible services to the MSM community.

The annual Feather Awards, which hosted its 12th event this year, celebrates and honours LGBTIQ and allied achievers, entertainers and activists.

Dawie Nel, the Director of OUT, accepted the award on behalf of the organisation at a glamorous awards ceremony at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

We congratulate and thank OUT and EMH staff around the country for their commitment to our goal of attaining an HIV-free, inclusive and healthy world.

Congratulations also to our colleagues, EMH Office Manager Antoinett (Vaivi) Swartz and Moude Maodi-Swartz, OUT’s Paralegal and Human Resources Officer, who were named Cutest Couple of the Year. The lovebirds made us proud!

The Engage Men’s Health project, operated by OUT LGBT Well-being and funded by USAID and PEPFAR through FHI 360 Epic, was launched in 2019. It includes a clinic in Melville, Johannesburg and mobile outreach services in the Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City metros.

In October 2020, OUT’s TEN81 clinic and outreach services in Tshwane – funded by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and CDC through the Aurum Institute – also joined the Engage Men’s Health family.

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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).