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.

PRESS RELEASES

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LGBT community still faces healthcare discrimination in South Africa

A new report that looks at community-led healthcare delivery to LGBT people in South Africa has found that these individuals continue to experience discrimination when accessing public healthcare services.

The Quality Through Inclusion? report was produced as a collaboration between OUT LGBT Well-being, Triangle Project and the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town and was funded by COC Netherlands. 

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TEN81 joins the Engage Men’s Health family

From the 1st of October 2020, the groundbreaking TEN81 clinic in Hatfield will be renamed Engage Men’s Health Pretoria. Managed by OUT LGBT Well-being, the free clinic was the first in the city to specifically serve the sexual health and well-being needs of gay, bisexual and other MSM (men who have sex with men).

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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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Vital HIV services for MSM continue in Joburg and Pretoria during lockdown

Two specialised health clinics for men who have sex with men (MSM) will continue to provide free life-saving HIV services, despite the national coronavirus lockdown.

Gay, bisexual and other MSM are among the most vulnerable to HIV infection in South Africa. They are also likely to face stigma and discrimination at mainstream clinics when it comes to their sexual health.

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OUT launches Love Not Hate LGBTI Legal Clinic

With almost half of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) South Africans experiencing discrimination, OUT LGBT Well-being has launched the Love Not Hate Legal Clinic.

The free service, based at OUT’s Pretoria office and funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), aims to provide legal advice, resources and information to members of the LGBTI community.

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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).