Posted by: Pretoria | 2007/03/18


OUT in Pretoria say they run a 'psychotherapuetic group for gay men' - what the hell does that mean? Are they trying somehow to 'cure' gay guys?

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Hi Pretoria, welcome here and thanks for posting.

'Psychotherapeutic' simply means that the support group is facilitated by a psychologist. Nothing more than that - it is merely a marketing trick. All nine Triangle Project support groups are psychotherapetic but we don't market them as such.

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Posted by: Nikki | 2007/03/21


En wat doen jy daaromtrent skattie?

OUT is like any NGO/NPO organisation based on grants and donations. Organisations like this will focus on communities that WANT help and assistance, not sit and complain about what there is not.

Have you offered your services there Ook?

Were you at the gay-marriage public hearings OOK?

I am in JHB btw, but know some people at OUT who have worked their butts off for the gay community.

And please dont read "rejection" in what eXpert is saying about "marketing" because you getting that wrong too.


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Posted by: Pat | 2007/03/21

OOK maybe you're being a bit harsh? I think they work only in Mamelodi and aviod working with whites for pc reasons?

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Posted by: Ook in Pretoria | 2007/03/21

OUT mors net tyd en geld met geen dienste nie, van ver af blyk dit alles goed maar in werklikheid gaan daar min aan. Soos die Expert aandui gaan dit soms meer oor groot praat as iets met werklike betekenis. Marketing marketing marketing alles maar net groot praat. Hoeveel personeel het hulle in die afgelope jaar verloor? Vra die reget vrae. Ek daag julle uit. Daar gaan letterlik min aan. Watch nou bietjie - meer marketing, groot lewaai. Skrik wakker Nikki.

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Posted by: Nikki | 2007/03/19

HOLD on P, just why would OUT, a GLBTI organisation that has done mega work to secure gay marriage, want to "cure" gay folk?

NO,no you have it all wrong LOL. ;)

Their workshop is there to assist gay people who are struggling to deal with being gay.

Check out their website, just google search OUT on the SA Web not international WEB and contact them to find out more about this program.


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Posted by: Rade | 2007/03/18

Its healing using psychotic methods such as suggestion or hypnoses etc.

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