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.

OUT is making a difference!

5 March 2021 – In the last few months, OUT LGBT Well-being has provided training on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics to dozens of individuals all over South Africa.

Between July 2020 and February 2021, we trained civil society organisations, university students and LGBTI groups in various provinces – including the Western Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KZN – and dealt with the following subject matter:

  • General sensitisation: Unpacking SOGIESC (Sexual Orientation. Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics)
  • Unpacking the LGBTI acronym
  • Information about pronouns
  • Hate Crimes: How to identify them
  • Legislation that protects LGBTI persons
  • How to access justice without a lawyer
  • Legal Gender Recognition: How to change forenames and how to change one’s gender marker/ sex descriptor.

 

OUT also partnered with The Arum Institute and administered victim empowerment training for their transgender beneficiaries.

For more information about OUT’s training services, please contact Roché Kester on kesterr@out.org.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).