Responding to the psycho-social needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community

The Gay & Lesbian Network’s ‘Creating an Enabling Environment’ programme recently held a workshop at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). The workshop covered the different types of sexual orientation, gender variation and sexual play.

The Creating an Enabling Environment programme focuses on engaging the key stakeholders at provincial and local levels with education and raising awareness on LGBTI issues. The aim is that local communities, their leaders, the health providers, the police and targeted educational institutions in the area, will provide an enabling and supportive environment for LGBTI people.

These types of workshops help to reduce stigma and stereotypes of the LGBTI community. This then allows for LGBTI persons to feel safer and accepted when accessing the various services. This works towards our core values of respect, acceptance and equality for all.