Today we spoke to Matthew Clayton From Triangle Project on the importance of the rights of the LGBTI community we first wanted to find out more about Triangle Projects.
Triangle Project is a non-profit human rights organisation offering professional services to ensure the full realisation of constitutional and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons, their partners and families.
Our three core services centre around Health & Support, Community Engagement & Empowerment and Research and Advocacy.
We offer a wide range of services to the LGBTI community. These include a variety of health services, such as sexual health clinics, counselling, support groups, a helpline, public education and training services, community outreach and a library.
The Triangle Project has its origins in an organization called GASA 6010, which was established in 1981 by a small group of gay men. In 1982, the organization set up a counselling and medical service site as well as a telephone helpline. In 1984, GASA 6010 began a service on HIV and AIDS related issues.
From 1995, the organization focused on organizational processes and the objective of empowering gay and lesbian communities through health and development programmes.
In 1996, the organization changed its name to Triangle Project to reflect the multi-faceted nature of its services. Triangle Project then established the first gay and lesbian health project in an African township in
. Today, Triangle
Project is one of the largest LGBTI organizations in Cape
Town , offering a wide range of services. South Africa
For more information please visit their website