2STLGBQ+ PnP Support

PnP also called Party and 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, and curling, this is one of many ways 2STLGBQ+ people might connect. However, 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 kits
  • 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 2STLGBQ+ folks that PnP. This program will be peer-led and include confidential distribution of PnP harm reduction supplies throughout our community.

Order supplies now

HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE: We will be pausing orders between Dec. 22, 2022, and Jan. 4, 2023. We will deliver the last orders of 2022 on Dec. 21. Orders must be received by the end of Dec 20 to make this delivery. Orders will resume processing on Jan 5 with the first delivery of 2023 on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023.

A Peer-Led Project

Effective harm reduction programs work best when community-led. Our program is overseen seen by a peer advisory committee that meets six times per year. Members are paid for their time.

If you’re interested in joining let us know! 

Harm Reduction Supplies

  • SERC Winnipeg (167 Sherbrook St.) We offer confidential free PnP harm reduction supplies orders for pick-up or delivery.
  • Sunshine House (646 Logan Ave.) carries harm reduction supplies including SERC PnP gear. Stop by during their regular hours.
  • Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St.) carries harm reduction supplies including SERC PnP gear. Stop by during their regular hours.
  • SERC Brandon (B-345 10th Street, Brandon MB). Our resource centre offers safer injection kits and/or pipe kits.
  • Street Connections is 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.
  • The Street Connections Map lists all the places throughout Manitoba that offer harm reduction supplies.
  • Find a Free Naloxone Kit Naloxone is a medication that temporarily reverses overdose caused by opioids. It does not work on overdoses caused by other drugs. We recommend always having a kit around just in case you or someone else needs it.

Overdose Prevention and Drug Testing 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.

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

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

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 nitrate gloves for safer fisting. Note: Contains some sexual imagery.
  • 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 nitrate 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. Learn where to get free naloxone kits.