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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Young lesbian woman murdered on her birthday

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The Love Not Hate campaign, a nation-wide multi-partner initiative addressing violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people, is dismayed to report yet another senseless murder of a young lesbian woman.
 
Lucia Naido, from Katlehong on Johannesburg’s East Rand, was stabbed to death on the night of her birthday on March 19.
 
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Love Not Hate concerned about spike in LGBTI hate crimes

The Love Not Hate campaign, a nation-wide multi-partner initiative addressing violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex) people, is alarmed at the recent spike in attacks against members of the LGBTI community.
 
On 18 December 2015, the mutilated and burnt body of a 21-year-old lesbian woman, Motshidisi Pasca Melamu, was discovered in Gauteng’s Evaton North. It is believed that she was also raped.
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OUT welcomes approval of PrEP in South Africa

OUT LGBT Well-being applauds the recent decision by the Medicines Control Council to approve the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in South Africa.

PrEP is a new prevention option for HIV negative people who have high risk sex or simply wish to further protect themselves from HIV infection. It is also recommended for HIV negative people who are in a relationship with an HIV positive partner.

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Help Bobby Motlatla find justice

The Love Not Hate campaign has issued an urgent call for information about the recent brutal murder of music student Bobby Motlatla in Potchefstroom.
 
Motlatla, 35, a member of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community, was killed in his apartment on the 6th of November, 2015.

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Gauteng Health MEC opens OUT’s TEN81 Centre

Gauteng’s MEC for Health, Ms Qedani Mahlangu, has opened a groundbreaking new clinic in Tshwane, catering to the needs of groups at high risk of HIV infection.

On Thursday 3 September, MEC Mahlangu cut the ribbon to officially inaugurate the TEN81 Centre, located at the offices of OUT LGBT Well-being in Hatfield.

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Reaksie op Prof, Nelus Niemandt se oproep aan die NG Kerk oor gay lidmate

(An open letter in Afrikaans from OUT submitted to Beeld)

OUT LGBT Wellbeing, die Lesbiese/Gay/Biseksuele/Transseksuele organisasie in Pretoria, wil met hierdie skrywe graag vir Professor Nelus Niemandt bedank en hom loof vir die dapper stap wat hy geneem het om in sy persoonlike hoedanigheid by die NG Kerk te pleit dat die kerk haar deure oopgooi vir alle gay/lesbiese mense, hul huwelike, asook gay/lesbiese predikante.

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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).