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.

TEN81 March 2018 Theme: Body image

  • Category: News
  • Created: 08 March 2018

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“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” - Demi Lovato

This month, TEN81 looks at how to deal with a negative body image. This involves understanding that healthy, attractive bodies come in many shapes and sizes.

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Romantic relationships help gay youth cope with homophobia

  • Category: News
  • Created: 20 February 2018

A new study has confirmed that young lesbian and gay American youth who are in relationships suffer less psychological distress than those who are not.

The research by Northwestern Medicine and the University of Cincinnati also concluded that being in a relationship buffered these young people against the negative effects of bullying and victimisation.

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Hate crimes: A field visit to Potchefstroom

  • Category: News
  • Created: 13 December 2017


“Why did you decide to report the rape to the police, Mbali*?” Dawie asks carefully. ‘”I don’t want to keep silent. I want to make a difference, for other victims. I want something to be done,” she says. 

We are sitting in the living room of Mbali’s family. Their house is one of the better looking ones in the Potchefstroom township. On the soccer field, some six hundred meters away, the rape took place. One year and three months ago. 

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