Triangle Project has been providing services and defending the rights of LGBTI people since 1981. The organisation was reconfigured in 1996 to reflect its commitment to social justice and serving our communities.
The organisation has three programme areas working to deliver human rights to LGBTIQ people. Our direct health and wellness services to LGBTQI people - including food parcels, general medical care, court support for survivors of hate crimes and therapy sessions - is run by our Health and Support Services Programme. The programme also distributes over 500,000 condoms and safer sex packs each year.
Our Community Engagement and Empowerment Progamme (CEEP) manages a network of 15 community-based organisations across the Western Cape known as Safe Spaces. These hubs of activism ensure that our work reaches people all over the city and the province and that all of our activism is informed by LGBTIQ people and their lived experiences.
Our Research, Advocacy and Policy programme (RAP) works to ensure that the issues of LGBTIQ people are studied, debated and are used to inform the government and other desision makers. The RAP programme has played an important role in monitoring hate crimes and the development of key pieces of legislation which defend the human rights of LGBTIQ people.