UNHCR works to try to protect all LGBTIQ+ refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people and works with partners to provide inclusive services, protect their rights and identify safe options.

OUT LGBT Well-being

Founded in 1994, OUT LGBT Well-being is South Africa’s second-oldest LGBT+ organisation and has a proud history of playing a role in significant LGBT+ rights campaigns, major legal victories, and research. We provide stigma-free HIV and other health services to gay, bisexual and MSM (men who have sex with men) communities and work to eradicate LGBT+ hate crimes and discrimination.


  • Free HIV and sexual health treatment and prevention services to MSM in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City
  • Mental health support in Johannesburg
  • Advice and support related to LGBTQ+ human rights violations
  • Sexuality  and gender identity sensitisation training

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PASSOP (People Against Suffering Suppression, Oppression and Poverty)

Based in Cape Town, PASSOP is a refugee-led organization advocating for the rights of LGBTIQ+ refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in South Africa. PASSOP collaborates with other organisations to provide access to services and raise awareness about the rights of LGBTIQ+ refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in South Africa.

Address: 3 Hans Strijdom Avenue Lane
Tulbagh Centre Building (Room 413)
Cape Town 8001

General inquiry:

Triangle Project

Based in Cape Town, Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to fully realise constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons, their partners and families.

They offer a wide range of services to LGBTQI+ communities. These include sexual health clinical care, counselling, support groups, a helpline, public education and training services, community outreach, court support to survivors of hate crimes and a needle and syringe programme.

General inquiry:

To book a counselling appointment:

The Fruit Basket

Based in Johannesburg, Fruit Basket advocates for the rights and freedoms as well as the safety and security of LGBTIQ+ migrants, asylum seekers and refugees living in South Africa. The organisation aims to promote equality and opportunities in a safe and secure environment for LGBTIQ+ persons and groups.

General inquiry:

  • Call: +27 (0)64 215 7577 or +27(0) 83 791 3351

Pride Shelter Trust

The Pride Shelter Trust is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, aimed at assisting members of the LGBTQI+ community in South Africa during crisis periods in their lives.

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