Service providers will learn about the connections between cultural identity and aspects of GBMSM and drug use. Sexual minorities experience higher rates of bullying, stigma, discrimination, homophobia, suicidal ideation, and minority stress exacerbates mental and emotional stressors for GBMSM. Learn of the strategies to hold space and validate the lived experiences of GBMSM people. What are some steps to validating drug use in GBMSM clients, navigating harmful practices, and providing strategies for clients? Viewers will learn of the clinical symptoms of cognitive processes. How to integrate discussions on sexual health, sexual consent, and sexual violence in drug use and sex. Discuss specific coping strategies and learn the terms to use when discussing drug use with clients to develop safety in discussing drug use and sex.