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

A SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH FIRST: THE TEN81 CENTRE

In a groundbreaking move, OUT LGBT Well-being, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Health, is launching South Africa’s very first HIV and TB health clinic specifically for key population groups.

As from the 1st of July 2015, the Ten81 Centre in Hatfield, Tshwane will provide free HIV, TB, sexual health and other services uniquely tailored to the needs of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, MSM (Men who have Sex with Men), sex workers and injecting drug users.

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OUT – CHANGING LIVES FOR 21 YEARS

What a journey it’s been. OUT, the Pretoria-based health and well-being non-profit organisation serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

Now one of the longest-running LGBT groups in the country, OUT was launched on the cusp of the new South Africa. Initially a loose network of individuals who wanted to make a difference, it’s become a respected professional organisation and a model for many community groups.

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MESSAGE: HATE CRIMES THREATEN EVERYONE

The Hate Crimes Working Group (members listed below) and Peace Action, are concerned about the growing climate of violence in South Africa. The frequent and vicious outbreaks of xenophobic violence, violence against women and violence against the LGBTQI community, to name a few, are threatening the security of all who live in South Africa.

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OUT APPLAUDS BOTSWANA HIGH COURT RULING

OUT Well-being, the Tshwane-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation, welcomes the Botswana High Court’s ruling to allow the registration of that country’s LGBT rights group.

On Friday, 14 November, the court said that the refusal by government bodies to register Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) under the Botswana Societies Act was unconstitutional.

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INNOVATIVE MEDICAL PRACTICE FOR GAY MEN LAUNCHED IN PRETORIA

Addressing the unique needs of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), a new professional, confidential and upmarket medical practice has been launched in Pretoria.

TEN81 Medical Practice provides a range of specialised medical services to gay men, with a focus on sexual health and well-being. It offers clients a friendly and accepting environment where they can access the expert services of a nurse, doctor and two counsellors.

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SA GOV MUST BACK LGBTI RESOLUTION AT UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

OUT Well-being, the Tshwane-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisation, is shocked by reports that the South African government may not support a pending resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

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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).