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

The dire state of sexual and reproductive health education in schools

With a lack of sound facts, many learners navigate their sexual identities in murky waters. Now that parents can choose to exclude their children from comprehensive sexual education, it’s about to get murkier.

In December last year, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced that parents would be able to opt out of comprehensive sexual education in schools, provided they could offer an alternative that meets the curriculum and assessment policy criteria. 

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Life Tips: Reigniting the spark

After being together for a while, couples can fall into a rut and take each other for granted. But you can re-ignite the romance by making an effort and thinking out of the box.

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Life Tips: Rebooting your brain

“I have set the reset button and I can choose the direction of my thoughts.” – Abraham Hicks

It’s the beginning of a new year! We look at tips on how you can reboot your brain and make a fresh start…

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Large drop in HIV infections in the UK

The UK government says it is winning the war against HIV, citing a decline in HIV infections, especially among gay, bi and other men who have sex with men.

According to a new report, there has been a dramatic 71.4% fall in HIV infections among these groups between 2012 and 2018.

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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).