“You do not find love. It finds you.” – Suzy Kassem
This February, the TEN81 Centre looks at how to open yourself up to love.
Here are some tips:
TEN81 in Pretoria now offers (free!) Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing. Here’s why you should consider getting tested:
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are infectious viral diseases that affect the liver. They can be spread through sexual contact (unprotected anal sex, oral sex), and gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk of infection.
OUT’s TEN81 clinic and office will be open and staffed with a nurse until Friday 23 December 2016. We will re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
If you need urgent counselling while we are closed, please contact the 24 hour LifeLine national counselling line on 0861 322 322.
We wish our clients, supporters, suppliers, partners, funders and the LGBTI community a festive and safe holiday season – and a fantastic New Year!
It was an explosion of pink pride! OUT and the TEN81 Centre’s stalls were a hive of activity as members of the LGBT+ community came out for Pretoria Pride 2016 in Centurion on Saturday 1 October.
One of South Africa’s oldest LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) organisations has launched a striking campaign to promote its unique clinic in Tshwane, and to celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community.
The “Tribes” campaign for OUT LGBT Well-being’s TEN81 Centre in Hatfield makes use of cartoon characters that represent a variety of subcultures within the LGBT community, known as “tribes”. Eight characters have been created by acclaimed Cape Town-based illustrator Roberto Millan.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in South Africa is shocked and horrified by the terrible and senseless killings of the innocent human lives of our LGBTI brothers and sisters in Orlando, Florida. We wish to express our outrage at and condemnation of the hate-fuelled violence that affects the entire LGBTI and non-LGBTI community, not only in Orlando, but worldwide.
Ms Qedani Mahlangu, Gauteng’s MEC for Health, has praised OUT’s TEN81 Center as a success for the province.
Mahlangu spoke about the groundbreaking free key populations clinic in Pretoria in her Gauteng Health Budget Vote Speech at the Gauteng Legislature on 26 May 2016.
Researchers say that older gay and bisexual men appear to cope better with homophobia and are less likely to try to commit suicide.
Research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that gay and bi men in the UK under the age of 26 were six times more likely to attempt suicide or self-harm and were twice as likely to be depressed or anxious compared to those aged over 45.
The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) has unequivocally stated that trying to “cure” LGBT people doesn’t work and is both dangerous and unethical.
The organisation has issued a new position statement on gender identity and same-sex orientation, attraction, and behaviours in an effort to provide clarity on these issues.
Don’t know your status? Well, if it turns out that you are HIV positive, you can only start treatment and protect yourself and your partners by taking that first important and simple step; getting tested.
Here are ten common sense reasons why you should get tested right now – and at least every six months thereafter.