Jay Judah Matlou

Jay Judah Matlou is the Head of Programmes at the Thami Dish Foundation. He has over 13 years experience working in the LGBTI sector in a range of positions. This includes co-ordinating the PRISM (Prevention & Research Initiatives for Sexual Minorities) Project for the OUT LGBT Well–Being organisation which is aimed at improving STI/HIV/AIDS prevention programmes in South Africa as well as Southern Africa, and Central and South America. Jay has received extensive training in the principles and art of facilitation and counselling. He has also been trained on LGBTI and Human rights in Sweden, Namibia, and Nigeria and has worked as a health officer and master trainer in the fields of human sexuality, HIV Prevention, diversity training, and life skills. With over 10 years’ experience in counselling individuals and families in understanding and accepting the challenges experienced by sexual minorities, he has trained more than 8 000 people, including healthcare service providers, globally.