Minister of Health Urges Partnership with LGBT Community

Published: September 28, 2010

South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has committed his department to working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups, such as OUT, to ensure equality in the provision of health services.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

Motsoaledi was the guest of honour and keynote speaker at OUT’s 15th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Theatre on The Track in Kyalami on Friday. OUT is a Gauteng-based LGBT health and well-being services provider.

“I wish to congratulate OUT on its 15th Birthday. It is as old and as experienced as our democracy. In fact it is no coincidence that it was established at the birth of our new democracy,” said the Minister.

He committed the government to upholding the equality of all citizens as cemented in the Constitution, but noted that these rights are not always implemented in everyday life.

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