Haggard made national headlines in November when male prostitute and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard, who had advocated against the legalization of same-sex marriage, had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. After initially denying the allegations, Haggard claimed to have purchased methamphetamine and thrown it away without using it. Haggard resigned his post at New Life Church and his other leadership roles shortly after the allegations became public. Later, Haggard admitted to having used drugs, participated in some sexual activity with Jones, and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a young man who attended New Life Church.
Myths and Realities of Gay Meth Use
New Documentary Shows Life After Meth Addiction for Gay Men
Jump to navigation. Crystal meth and sex were involved in the relationships. Despite the HIV movement being on the vanguard of addressing the needs of people who use crystal meth, we have been less successful in supporting people who engage in sex work. Is it possible to consider that drug use is a sane response to managing institutionalized trauma?
This Is Why Queer People Of Color Are Becoming Addicted To Meth And Sex
Injecting, or "slamming," crystal meth sometimes called "tina" or "T" in the LGBT world has been on the rise the past several years among gay men, often including those living with HIV , who use the drug to enhance sexual activity. Injecting meth provides the fastest euphoric rush, which users often memorialize and glorify in order to continue slamming. In reality, someone's first time slamming may be incredible, but this experience is hardly ever fully reproduced, with subsequent slams often becoming a never-ending quest to relive the first time. People slamming meth for the first time often think it is the "cleanest" way of doing the drug and have no clue that taking the drug this way may lead rapidly to death or severe acute or chronic illness -- especially if HIV is also in the mix.
December 7, The use of cheap and potent crystal methamphetamine meth is reaching a " crisis point in Canada " and globally, replacing opioids as the drug of choice in some areas. In media and policy conversations about this drug, one important population is often missed out: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men herein, referred to as gay and queer men.