In the latest series of #AnalAboutMyHealth, Mama Celeste and Kochina Rude are talking about drug use, harm reduction, criminalization, and overdose prevention.
In the first episode on drug use, We spoke with Alex Locust of SFAF’s Stonewall Project, who is working to fight stigma about drug use among queer and POC communities. And a special guest appearance from our partner Jay Levy at the International Network of People who Use Drugs who talks to us about how the criminalization of drugs disproportionately affects marginalized populations in every part of the world.
In part two, we linked up with Kristen Marshall of the Harm Reduction Coalition‘s The DOPE Project (Drug Overdose Prevention and Education) who talks to us about the importance of giving people who use drugs information and resources, and gives us a quick and dirty NARCAN Training with our puppet pal Opie!
MPact has teamed up with St James Infirmary and TrishTV for our #AnalAboutMyHealth campaign featuring Bay Area drag performers discussing taboo topics with local and global experts in the field of sexual health and human rights. We’re breaking down stigma about harm reduction, drug use, sex work, living with HIV, and anal health – and who better to help than drag queens! Stay tuned for more videos soon!
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Get more information about drug use and harm reduction:
- In the United States
- Around the globe
- The Injecting Drug User Implementation Tool Training Manual
- The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination on Key Populations and their Families
- INPUD’s List of Global and Regional Community Harm Reduction Networks
- The DOPE Project’s Quick and Dirty NARCAN Training Checklist
- Fentanyl Strip Testing & Opiod Overdose Information
Do you have a butt? Learn more about how to take your sexual health into your own hands with our handy guide to anal health.
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights was founded in 2006 by a group of activists concerned about the disproportionate HIV disease burden shouldered by men who have sex with men. MPact works at the intersection of sexual health and human rights, and is linked to more than 120 community-based organizations in 62 countries who are fighting for the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men around the world.
About St James Infirmary
St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families. We exist to provide free, compassionate, and non-judgmental healthcare and social services for Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations while preventing occupational illnesses and injuries through a comprehensive continuum of services.
Trish is a collective of drag performers and visual artists in the Bay Area founded in 2017 by Cash Monet & Mama Celeste. Trish’s goal is to expand the art of drag beyond the nightclub stage through video production, print publications, art installations and new media. Trish believes that drag can be a vehicle for social change as it provides a platform to not only entertain but engage conversations on gender, race, sexuality, self-expression, politics, culture and the many systems that oppress us.