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Did closing New York City bathhouses in the 1980s strip dignity from gay men?
March 17, 2018
The closing of gay bathhouses during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis constituted a “dignity taking,” two scholars argued in a Bates presentation.
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Bette Bathhouse and Beyond
January 07, 2018
Bette Bathhouse and Beyond Presented By Daniel Nardicio
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Can gay bathhouses teach men to love themselves better? This guy says yes, definitely.
November 11, 2017
An older gay gentleman is opening up about the joys of bathhouses and all the many wonders they’ve done for his emotional health. In a new confessional published by the Guardian, the 64-year-old explains that he’s made a habit of visiting his local bathhouse once every six weeks for the past 25 years.
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A Commercial for a Gay Bathhouse (1980)
January 15, 2017
A commercial for Man's Country, a gay bathhouse in NYC in 1980
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Review: Bathhouse: The Musical (New Theatre)
September 20, 2016
Where a community exists, a distinct culture can be found, and in this case, a very funny slew of shenanigans is brought to light.
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The Clubs: Club St Louis September 2016 Newsletter
August 29, 2016
DON'T THROW IN THE TOWEL JUST YET - For most, Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer, the end of hot times, the end of SUN. We, however, have no intention of slowing down, nor do we have any intentions of letting you slow down. We will keep the party going throughout the fall of leaves and long after the first flake hits the ground.
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David Stuart - 5 Guys Chillin'
August 27, 2016
A graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the chill-out chem-sex scene. “Wanna pair of shorts? Shot of G? Line of Meth?” From surgeons to students, couples to kink; guys that love it and lost guys longing to be loved. An original look into a drug-fuelled, hedonistic, highly secret world of Grindr, and instant gratification.
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Inside Glastonbury's NYC Downlow – 80s warehouses, drag queens and 'gay butchers'
June 27, 2016
As well as a “functioning” meatpacking warehouse and gay disco, the Downlow’s scenery also features a gay sauna – the West Side Bath House. The imagery includes an authentic etiquette guide featuring advice such as: “Yes means yes, and no means maybe later.” The baths set is a nod to the gigs that legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles played at New York’s Continen...
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The Gay Bathhouse Fire Of 1977
June 19, 2016
Nearly 40 years ago, nine men died when a fire broke out in a bathhouse in Manhattan. What's changed, and what hasn't, in the interim.
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7 Gay Bathhouse Tips Before Your Next Session
June 08, 2016
Recent conversations with my friends have somehow landed on bathhouses…the place where many men go to have anonymous encounters.
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Who goes to gay saunas?
June 05, 2016
This week in the office we somehow got on to the subject of saunas. Gay saunas. Sex-on-premises venues where guys go to have encounters with other guys. One of my colleagues, let’s call him Cal, asked out of genuine curiosity?—?“Have any of you ever been to a sauna?”
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Out of the Bathhouse and Into the Bookstore
May 02, 2016
Like many New Yorkers, Craig Rodwell had a vision. He imagined a world where gay men would no longer be restricted to the bars and bathhouses in the city as the only places to congregate.
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Guys Reveal Their Best And Worst Bathhouse Experiences
February 13, 2016
There are as many ways to consider the gay bathhouse as there are potential experiences to have within one. In some places, they're social hubs -- a place to meet new friends, relax, and play safe. The U.S.
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Rare Footage Captures Bette Midler’s 1971 Farewell Performance At NYC Gay Bathhouse
February 01, 2015
"This is my 800th farewell appearance here at the Continental Baths," jokes a much younger Bette Midler after a rousing opening number singing The Carpenters' "Friends." She continues, "I didn't expect to be back so soon...They had me booked at Fire...
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Bette Midler laments that gay culture has gone mainstream and is 'sort of ordinary'
November 26, 2014
'The extreme characters you used to see in the old days, you just don’t see them anymore, and I really do miss them'
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