This is a FREE event! However, attendees are asked to register for their free ticket using the following link as space is limited
What's the T on PNP? PNP stands for party n' play and has evolved as a subculture for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, involving sexualized drug use, often used to enhance sexual experiences. Presenters Gavin and Jordan talk PNP harm reduction, and the overall subculture, based on their professional and lived experiences.
The presenters will each present for 10-15 minutes, followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in a general conversation. We encourage attendees to participate as much or as little as they desire.
An update will be posted in this group when the event fills up.
This is intended to be an informal, casual event and we aim to make it a space everyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of your drug usage, gender, sexuality, race or dis/ability. Snacks and drinks are provided and there is a bar in the building for attendees 19+ . If you need tokens to attend or have questions about accessibility, please email the event facilitator at [email protected] with your name and need.
Gavin B. (he/him, they/them) has always been deeply invested in healing justice and queer issues since he came into acceptance of his identities as a queer Guyanese earthling. Gavin is dedicated to creating and supporting intersectional queer and arts-based health and harm reduction programming within Toronto. They have previously worked in the heavily underserved region of Peel doing health promotion for gay, bi, queer men. He has performed in a queer band called St.X with other queer POC in the Region of Peel.
Jordan Bond-Gorr (they/them) is a project assistant for the Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance, Party And Play Your Way Campaign, which seeks to bring harm reduction to the 2SGBTQ community. He is the creator and co-facilitator of The Kiki, a peer led drop in space for guys who party to share knowledge on drug/sex harm reduction in a stigma free environment. Jordan is committed to ending drug use stigma and the harms attendant to it. Jordan proudly describes himself as a “hot mess with a mission”.
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The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Urban Centre for Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital or Universities Without Walls