Gay/Bi Men Are Using A Date Rape Drug To Party?

Images via YouTube @MichaelHenry

Drug Use. It’s an open problem within the LGBT community, gay/bi men, and especially the clubbing side of both. Whether it be the ever increasing rise of meth among gay/bi men, it’s the imbalanced effect on queer men of color, or the rise of more creative drugs within the communities, there is a long list of problems. But, it’s the latest problem on that list that was recently addressed by comedian, producer, and YouTuber Michael Henry.

While Henry is no stranger to addressing issues among gay/bi men and club life, his recent short film Adjacent comes to mind, the importance of Henry’s latest video is substantial. In it, we see Henry with actors Michael Fariss and Chris Renfro discussing the rise of GHB in club culture. As the group discuss, GHB is considered a “date rape drug,” and the drug is being coined as G and used by gay men as an extra way to get high while partying.

As Michael Fariss explains, “I was in a a paralyzed-like state, I shook, I had heart palpitations, and I was completely incoherent. My friend said I projectile vomited and fell through a skylight. But before that I was horny as hell.”

But Chris reasons, “So you’re micro-dosing the date rape drug to feel peak buzz?”

Honestly, this is a very important conversation to have about gay/bi men and club culture. It’s scary, it’s real, and it needs to be addressed. Thank you Michael Henry for starting the conversation, which you can watch down below.

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