Understanding drugs in social and sexual lives
Substance use has long played a role in the social and sexual lives of gay, bisexual and queer men.
Dr Max Hopwood and Dr Kerryn Drysdale from the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health, will present the fourth annual Sex Lecture, drawing on insights from the Crystal, Pleasures and Sex between Men research project on gay, bisexual and queer men who use crystal methamphetamine for sex.
The lecture will be followed by an expert panel who will discuss how we can better encourage practices of safety and care for people who use drugs for sex or socialising in our communities.
This is a free public lecture, delivered by the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health.
Introduction: Emeritus Professor Gary W. Dowsett
Gary Dowsett, PhD, FASSA, is Emeritus Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW
Event MC: Scientia Professor Carla Treloar
Panellists include Leon Fernandes, Joe Lonn and Suzie Hudson.
Leon Fernandes is a harm reduction and adult educator for over 20 years, with intimate knowledge of illicit and injecting drug use and its relationship with sex.
Joe Lonn is a gay man from the United States living in Sydney, working in LGBTQ inclusive practice education for mainstream services.
Dr Suzie Hudson is an accredited mental health Social Worker, with over 20 years’ clinical experience, and is the Clinical Director at NADA as well as maintaining a private counselling and clinical supervision practice.
When: 17 February
Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst