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.

News

Criminalising MSM increases risk of HIV

It’s been shown that men who have sex with men (MSM) living in African countries that outlaw same-sex sexuality are at far higher risk of HIV infection.

The study by Carrie Lyons of Johns Hopkins University found that these men are almost at five times higher risk of having HIV compared to those in African countries in which homosexuality is not illegal.

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OUT LGBT Well-being and TEN81 clinic have moved

OUT LGBT Well-being, one of South Africa’s oldest LGBTQ organisations and its groundbreaking TEN81 clinic have moved to an exciting new location in Pretoria.

After 11 years of providing free sexual health, hate crime support and other services at 1081 Pretorius Street in Hatfield, OUT will now operate just a few blocks away at 1310 Stanza Bopape Street, Colbyn (bordering Hatfield).

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Life Tips: Managing depression

“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” – Unknown

Here are some tips on how you can deal with depression, especially when the future looks uncertain at best…

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Life Tips: Dealing with change

Many of us are struggling with uncertainty and the disruption of our ‘normality’. Here are some tips on how you can manage the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our lives.

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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).