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.
As many around the world grapple with the issue of so-called reparative therapy (a widely discredited and potentially dangerous effort to alter sexual orientation), few are aware that psychologists in South Africa have taken an important stand in promoting human well-being and social justice for all.
The process of getting transgender declassified as a mental disorder took its first steps with a study conducted in Mexico City.
The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal last month, found that the distress and dysfunction experienced by transgender people were more strongly related to ...
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people are far more likely to experience violence and bullying, and attempt suicide, than their heterosexual peers.
That’s according to the alarming results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nationwide survey of American high school students....