2STLGBQ+ PnP Support

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What is the PnP Program?

PnP, also called Party N Play or Chemsex, is a commonly used term among Two-Spirit, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer + (2STLGBQ+) folks for using drugs as part of sex. SERC recognizes that just like bars, apps, activism, or curling, this is one of many ways 2STLGBQ+ people might connect. The unique stigma surrounding drugs and sex can create barriers to accessing the tools folks need for safer PnP. These may include:

  • Harm reduction supply access such as injection kits, pipes, and Naloxone
  • Getting regular HIV and STI testing
  • Accessing supportive service providers and health professionals
  • Connecting to peers and community in other meaningful ways

SERC Peer N Peer is a Winnipeg-based program to support the unique needs of the 2STLGBQ+ PnP community. This program is peer-led and includes the confidential distribution of PnP harm reduction supplies. The program was piloted from April 2022 to March 2023. It is currently on hold while we look to secure more funding. In the meantime, please check out the resources below. See also Your Party & Play Field Guide, created by Gay Men’s Sexual Health in partnership with CATIE.

SERC’s Peer N Peer kits

Condom kit – 2 lubed latex condoms and 2 lube packets
Fisting kit – 2 large black nitrate disposable hand gloves and 2 lube packets
Hooping kit – syringe (hooper), 2 lube packets, 2 sterile waters
Snorting kit – 4 cut straws (different colours), 2 sterile waters, 2 alcohol wipes
GHB kit – 3 dosing tubes
Crack kit – 2 glass stems, 2 rubber tips, 2 alcohol wipes, 4 stainless steel screens, and 2 wooden push sticks
Meth kit – 1 bubble, 1 rubber tip, and 2 alcohol wipes
Injection kit – 10 needles, 5 cookers, 4 sterile waters, 10 alcohol wipes, and 1 tourniquet

Naloxone – 4 ampoules of Naloxone, 4 vanish point needles
HIV self-test – 1 self-test for HIV

Harm Reduction Supplies

  • Sunshine House (646 Logan Ave.) carries harm reduction supplies including needles, stems, and pipes. Stop by during their regular hours.
  • Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St.) carries harm reduction supplies including needles, stems, and pipes. Stop by during their regular hours.
  • SERC Brandon (B-345 10th Street, Brandon MB) offers safer injection kits, pipes, stems, and condoms.
  • Street Connections offers pick-up from 496 Hargrave St. and has a mobile van in Winnipeg that offers needle exchange and other gear during the evening. It’s on the road Monday-Friday 6:00-11:30 pm and Saturdays 5:00-11:30 pm.
  • Nine Circles – The Pit Stop (705 Broadway – parking lot door) safer sex and drug supplies available.
  • Klinic (167 Sherbrook St.) injection, crack, and meth kit supplies available from their lobby and front desk.
  • The Street Connections Map lists all the places throughout Manitoba that offer harm reduction supplies.

Naloxone is a medication that temporarily reverses opioid overdoses. It does not work on overdoses caused by other drugs. We recommend always having a kit around and knowing how to use it.

Using Harm Reduction Supplies

We’ve gathered short videos that show how to effectively use harm reduction supplies. We recommend folks, especially first-time users, review these videos before using. They can help you and your community stay safer.

  • Steps to Safer Smoking by CATIE (runtime 8m 55s) An overview of signs of overdose, safer crack smoking, safer meth smoking and safer smoking with foil. It’s broken into chapters so you can jump to the info you want.
  • Steps to Safer Snorting by CATIE (runtime 6m 47s) Reviews the harm reduction tips for safer snorting. It’s broken into chapters so you can jump to the info you want.
  • Steps to Safer Injection by CATIE (runtime 14m 45s) Reviews the steps to safer drug injection. It includes info on commonly injected drugs including fentanyl, powdered heroin, meth, crack, cocaine, and tablets/capsules. It’s broken into chapters so you can jump to the info you want.
  • How to Fist Someone (anally) Properly with Nate Grimes (runtime 11m 16s) Porn star Nate Grimes reviews the tips for safer anal fisting. The video doesn’t mention gloves, but SERC always recommends using latex or nitrile gloves for safer fisting. Note: Contains some sexual imagery. See also, Fisting – ACT
  • How to Fist Vaginally (runtime 3m 45s) Quick overview of safer vaginal fisting tips. The video doesn’t mention gloves, but SERC always recommends using latex or nitrile gloves for safer fisting. Note: Video does gender bodies with a vagina.
  • Booty Bumping (Hooping) with Gavin from ACT (runtime 9m 50s) Gavin reviews the tips for safer booty bumping or as we like to say in Winnipeg, Hooping.
  • GHB/GBL Every Drop Counts (runtime 3m 49s) John and Adam review tips for safer Liquid G use. They cover measuring tools that look a little different than the ones we hand out at SERC, but the key message of measuring your shots to 1-2ml is the same.
  • Giving Naloxone (runtime 1m 42) Quick review of how to administer injection naloxone for opioid overdose.

Overdose Prevention and Drug Checking Support

  • Sunshine House: Mobile Overdose Prevention (MOPS) RV The MOPS will be set up in the parking lot of 613 Main St Tuesday – Sunday, 11:45 am – 5:15 pm. From 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, the MOPS RV will be curbside parked in various locations around the downtown core. To find the exact location on the day of, please call the MOPS cell: 204-914-8221.
  • Project Safe Audience Peer-led pop-up drug testing and harm reduction supplies are offered at local festivals and events. Check out their social media to find out where they’ll be next.
  • GetYourDrugsTested.com Free mail-in service to have your drugs tested. Results usually take a couple of weeks.
  • tripsit.me an online interactive chart for assessing the relative risk of mixing various substances.
  • Find a Free Naloxone Kit

2STLGBQ+ Community Support

  • Sunshine House: Like That (646 Logan Ave.).  Like That is a program that provides a space where people exploring gender and/or sexual identity can gather for fun, skills-building and recreation. It’s open every Monday & Wednesday (except for holidays and the Monday after Bingo) from 6:00-8:30 pm. Stop by and come as you are!
  • Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St.) Rainbow offers support to the 2STLGBQ+ community in the form of free counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±.
  • Out There Winnipeg Offers sports and recreation activities for 2STLGBQ+ folks regardless of experience or skill level.
  • Two-Spirited People of Manitoba (333 St. Mary Ave.). A community-based organization focused on helping Indigenous TLGBQ+/Two-Spirit people improve their lives.
  • QPOC Winnipeg Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Winnipeg creates events for Queer and Trans identified Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. The group meets at different locations, coordinated via social media.
  • Our Own Health (2A-230 Osborne St.). 2STLGBQ+ primary health care services. In addition to primary care, they offer sexual health care, mental health counselling, smoking/addiction programs, and diabetes care.
  • Man on Manitoba Online health resource for Two-Spirit, Gay, Bi, and Queer, Cis and Trans men in Manitoba.
  • Nine Circles Community Health (705 Broadway). Winnipeg’s STI/HIV community testing clinic. They offer by-appointment and drop-in services. They also offer harm reduction supplies including Naloxone kits through their Pit Stop program.
  • Trans Health Klinic (167 Sherbrook St.). Gender-affirming health care for folks 16 or older. Can include support in hormones and/or surgery.
  • Women’s Health Clinic (A-419 Graham Ave.). Not just for women! WHC offers all genders support with birth control, abortion and eating disorders.
  • SERC Brandon (B-345 10th Street, Brandon MB). Affirming and supportive programming for 2STLGBQ+ individuals, families and friends in Brandon and Western Manitoba.

Online Support

  • MyBuzz.ca is a non-judgemental online self-assessment alcohol and substance use questionnaire for guys who have sex with other guys. This questionnaire will help you assess your drug and alcohol use and consider the effects it might be having on your sex life and sexual health. If you need support while completing the MyBuzz.ca questionnaire, you can chat online with RÉZO or EMHC support worker.

Mental Wellness and Crisis Support

  • BIPOC Mental Health Workers List The BIPOC Mental Health Worker List is an open-source and free resource for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour identifying individuals seeking low-barrier BIPOC therapists, counsellors, and mental health workers in Winnipeg.
  • Klinic Crisis Line (24 hours) Provides counselling, support and information for people in crisis or distress.  1-888-322-3019 or 204-786-8686
  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line (24 hours) Counselling and info for people thinking about suicide, or affected by another’s thoughts/ attempts of suicide. 1-877-435-7170
  • Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 hours) Counselling, information, support and advocacy concerning sexual assault.  1-888-292-7565 or 204-786-8631
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Line (24 hours) Canada-wide mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples. Also offers online chat. Available in English and French as well as Cree, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Inuktitut by request. 1-855-242-3310
  • Trans Lifeline By Trans folks for Trans folks. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.  1-877-330-6366

Treatment Support *

*These organizations may not offer 2STLGBQ+ specific services. While we recognized their work in substance use and addictions, we can’t guarantee they know how to support 2STLGBQ+ folks. Some of these places use an abstinence-only approach, while others focus on harm reduction and reduced use.

If you have any questions or need support, please reach out to us at info@serc.mb.ca

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