Trans and gender diverse people

We’re here to help trans and gender diverse people take control of their health and wellbeing, and realise their full human and constitutional rights.

We recognise and celebrate the diversity of the trans experience, so when we use the term ‘trans’ or ‘transgender’ we include all people who identify their gender as different to the sex that was originally assigned at birth, whether this is female, male, non-binary or another identity.

Trans health and wellbeing

All members of our community can access Triangle Project’s clinic, which offers services including:

  • HIV and STI testing
  • Referrals for accessing ARVs, PrEP and PEP
  • Referral pathways for STI treatment if required
  • Viral load and CD4 count testing for people living with HIV
  • ARV and TB treatment adherence monitoring and support
  • Pap smear for anyone with a cervix
  • General health check-up
  • Non-prescriptions medicines dispensing
  • Referral pathways for other health support services including alcohol and drug use, abortion and family planning, accessing hormone therapy and other gender affirming services and more.

Triangle Project also provides counselling and mental health support, community support groups, and safer sex ‘pleasure packs’.

We maintain a great relationship with Gender DynamiX, a transgender rights organisation based in Cape Town, which provides good resources, including their guide, Sexual Health for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. Check out their website for other useful information.

Transgender groups

Triangle Project currently supports three trans community groups.  

Our Transgender group meets monthly at Triangle Project’s office in Cape Town city centre.  

Triangle Project convenes a group for parents of transgender children. This groups serves the dual function of allowing parents to meet, socialise and share common experiences, as well as providing a space for trans kids to meet and spend time together. This groups meets monthly in Claremont.

There is also a group for transgender teenagers, which also meets monthly in Claremont. 

If you are interested in joining the group, or simply want to talk to someone about your child’s gender identity or sexuality, get in contact.