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

Men are still not getting tested for HIV

While strides have been made in fighting HIV, many men are still hesitant to get tested and remain unaware of their status.

Despite government and civil society efforts to fight the spread of HIV, one of the main challenges that remain is men’s unwillingness to get tested and know their status.  In general, men are reluctant to consult doctors. At the root of their aversion to seeking medical help — including testing for HIV — is their perceptions about manhood and themselves. 

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Hammanskraal Pride 2019

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, OUT and TEN81 present the second Hammanskraal Pride on Saturday 7 December 2019 at Mandela Hall.

It starts at 11AM and runs till late. It will be a picnic set up so bring your camping chairs and picnic blankets.

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Life Tips: Becoming more patient

“Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.” – Eknath Easwaran

At this time of the year, people seem to become more impatient. Here are some helpful tips on how to practice becoming more patient:

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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).