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Impulse San Francisco Presents: CHEMSEX, A Documentary on Drug Use and Gay Sexuality

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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TICKETS TO EVENT DO NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. ARRIVE EARLY FOR GUARANTEED ENTRY AND GOOD SEATS!

PLEASE BE AWARE: THIS FILM CONTAINS GRAPHIC DEPICTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF DRUG USE, SEX AND SEXUALITY.

“In hidden basements, bedrooms and bars across London, Chemsex, is a documentary that exposes frankly and intimately a dark side to modern gay life. Traversing an underworld of intravenous drug use and weekend-long sex parties, Chemsex tells the story of several men struggling to make it out of ‘the scene’ alive – and one health worker who has made it his mission to save them. While society looks the other way, this powerful and unflinching film uncovers a group of men battling with HIV, drug addiction and finding acceptance in a changing world.” – Written by Peccadillo Pictures

One of the biggest threats to the gay community is the rise of “chemsex” (better known in the United States as PNP – Party N Play). Join Impulse SF for a free full screening of the documentary, Chemsex. The film, co-directed by Will Fairman and Max Gogarty, takes a bold and candid look inside the lives of gay men trapped in a cycle of drug and sexual addiction taking them down an increasingly risky, life-threatening road. The film also spotlights the hopeful pioneering efforts of clinics like London’s 56 Dean Street and the staff that is trying to help these men break free from their dependencies.
Following the screening, there will be a short insider discussion with director Max Gogarty and an open forum panel discussion with representatives from numerous harm reduction centers in the Bay Area. As a major advocate for harm reduction in our community, drag queen Pollo Del Mar will be emcee for the event.

Food and sober drinks will be provided by Impulse SF.

This is a 100% judgment free zone. Come as you are to learn about this threat to our community. Counselors will be on hand for anyone that would like to learn more about resources available for themselves or a friend.

 

Venue

The Women’s Building, Auditorium, 1st Floor
3543 18th Street, #8
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Phone:
(415) 431-1180
Website:
https://womensbuilding.org/