Respect, Social Responsibility, Human Kindness, Support, Volunteerism and Progress
The organization’s primary objectives are to educate and advocate for sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in [but not limited to] the northern areas of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Bay. The organization’s secondary objectives will be to work in collaboration with other organizations that mainly deal with SGM education, advocacy, and health transformation. The organization aims to help SGM survivors of hate crimes, and other forms of discrimination, in accessing governmental services.
OUT!ology shall increase the awareness of, and information around sexual and gender minorities through advocacy, education, sharing knowledge, and creating and promoting sustainable, community-led initiatives.
Who Are We
OUT!ology Network [OUTNet] or [OUT!] is a registered non-profit organization ,based in the Nelson Mandela Bay also known as the friendly city Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. The community based organization, focuses primarily on educative initiatives for the youth, sensitizing them on sexual orientation and gender identity. OUT!ology was founded in March 2015, and ever since has been involved in uplifting community campaigns. These campaigns have been in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Bay’s Masincedane Group. Masincedane is a collective of local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) organisations that collaborate on various events and campaigns in the Metro.
OUT!ology is committed to lessening the information gaps that exist today in society around sexual orientation and gender identity.
Meet the team
Our Executive Commitee
I am an artist, poet and run my own social media marketing business called Darklady Marketing which also does the social media marketing for Outology events in P.E. I have been an activist since I was young and believe our job is not done until we are all seen as equals.
Mackenzi Willow Graham
I’m a passionate person filled with energy. I’m friendly and approachable, overall a peoples person. I’m dedicated, persistent and ready for anything that comes my way. My core traits would being always positive and open-mindedness. I’m goal driven and have an ethic to do my best in everything I do.
I am Aviwe, a young gay citizen of the Port Elizabeth area. I believe in equality for all. I just finished matric and am not studying. I am also an aspiring model.
Ntombi is a B.Admin graduate from NMMU. I also believe that P.E is a city full of potential, especially amongst the youth. I am a simple, friendly person with a big heart.
I am a human rights activist, driven to see the progress of the LGBTIQ+ rights in the African Continent. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Media Communication and Culture, majoring in Communication and a minor in cultural studies. I have served on the boards of Eloquor Knights and Manyano Safe-Space. I was also involved in MC-ing several LGBTIQ+ events in the Bay.
I am a current student at Nelson Mandela University, studying towards a degree in Politics and Public Administration. I am an aspiring writer and a passionate activist, advocating for equality in all societies and social constructs. I hope to pursue a career in organisational politics.
Social Work student, passionate about counselling. Believes in making a change. Nature fanatic and animal lover.
Our Board of Directors
Chairperson of the Board. Human Rights and social justice activist, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Expertise – HIV/AIDS and organizational development.
A human rights activist, blogger and writer based in Port Elizabeth. Her focus is on LGBTI issues and matters relating to freedom of religion
Author & ARTivist , based in Botswana. Founder of Queer Shots Showcase Festival. Director of Kat Kai Kol-Kes International.2016 Queen’s Young Leader Highly Commended Runner Up.
Former Executive Director 2015 – 2016. Born and raised in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Currently working and living in Besançon , France. Has a passion for LGBT community development, youth and education.