About us

Who Are We

OUT!ology Network is a registered non-profit organization ,based in the Nelson Mandela Bay [NMB] also known as Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. The community based organization, focuses primarily on educative initiatives for the youth, and the general community of the NMB,  sensitizing them on sexual orientation , gender identity and Expression [SOGIE]. We focus on this because we want to lessen issues of homophobia, transphobia , school bullying and hate crimes towards LGBTI persons.

OUT!ology was founded by Mr. Alain Redcliffe, in March 2015, and ever since has been involved in uplifting community projects.

Our Values

Respect, Social Responsibility, Human Kindness, Support, Volunteerism and Progress

Our Objectives

The organization’s primary objectives are to educate and advocate for sexual and gender minorities (SGM) / the LGBTI community in 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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

OUT!ology is committed to lessening the information gaps that exist today in society around sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

Meet the team

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Alain Redcliffe

Executive Director

Alain is the founder of the OUT!ology Network, since it’s start in 2015. He is part of the French Ministry of National Education’s Foreign Language Assistant Programme in France. Alain has persued studies in Sociology and French at the Nelson Mandela University and has contributed to many research around the queer community. He has strong interests in Africa, the LGBT+ community and education.

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Kuhle Kay Baart

Volunteer

Kay is a member of the Executive Committee for NMB Pride 2018, she is a talented singer and strong believer in equal rights for Black Womxn. She is passionate for Queer activism and adovocacy through art and education.

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Kelley Felix

Volunteer

Executive Director of NMB Pride 2018. Kelley is described as loving , creative and open spirited person. She is passionate about LGBT advocacy and awarness and making a difference in the communities. She is currently employed by the Arts and Culture department of the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth and  has skills in events managment, marketing and advertising.

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Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile

Board Chairperson

‎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.

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Gabriel Khan

Board Member

New ideas are needed, in a world defined by persistent problems. Gabriel specialises in developing creative interventions (using art, drama and creative writing) to conduct participatory research, build leadership, empower communities and develope strategic responses to inequality. Gabriel has experience in managing and implimenting both national and regional projects in Southern Africa

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Christina Engela

Board Member

A human rights activist, blogger and writer based in Port Elizabeth. Her focus is on LGBTI issues and matters relating to freedom of religion

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Sibonelo Ncanana

Board Member

LGBTI and Human Rights activist he also advocate for de-colonised education he has been working in the LGBTI and Human Rights field for the past 10 years and has done Lots of work with the youth of KZN and EC also with the Traditional leaders in the EC. Sibonelo is the Project Coordinator of the Lesbian and Gay Community and Health Centre. He is also a member of the National Task Team and Working Group on Hate Crimes on the LGBTI persons