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Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex
ABC ^ | Sep 2 07 | ABC

Posted on 09/04/2007 11:13:29 PM PDT by freedomdefender

While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places across the country.

The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct."

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Public places like men's restrooms, in airports and train stations, truck stops, university libraries and parks, have long been places where gay and bisexual men, particularly those in the closet, congregate in order to meet for anonymous sex.

Over time, people familiar with cruising told ABCNEWS.com, gay men began using a codified system of signals to indicate to others that they were interested in sex. In an effort to curb lewd acts in public — or as some gays argue, in an effort to persecute gay men — undercover police began sting operations in places known for sex soliciting and employed the same codes.

"Tapping of the foot is pretty standard for men who cruise in toilets," said Keith Griffith, owner of Cruisingforsex.com, a Web site on which visitors post locations popular with men looking for anonymous sex.

"They will usually go to the stall at the far end of the strip of toilets. They will see each other and usually decide to go someplace else. The vast majority have no interest in being seen. They may be meeting in public locations, but they will be as discreet as possible," Griffith said.

Cruising areas traditionally have been those parts of town "women and children are told to avoid," but through word of mouth, bathrooms at places like Wal-Mart or Home Depot can become cruising locales, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; onthedownlow; toiletlove; widestance
Hurl.
1 posted on 09/04/2007 11:13:32 PM PDT by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender
“people familiar with cruising told ABCNEWS.com...”

They didn’t have to go far.

2 posted on 09/04/2007 11:17:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: freedomdefender

At trial, Sanders said, police would have to prove that actions such as foot tapping were known signals for soliciting sex.”
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Well, then all we have to do is find out if they are indeed queers. If so....then the foot tapping was sufficient evidence.

nasty perverts!


3 posted on 09/04/2007 11:30:56 PM PDT by cowdog77 (" Are there any brave men left in Washington, or are they all cowards?")
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To: freedomdefender

Maybe Larry Craig and George Michael should team up for a special music video.


4 posted on 09/04/2007 11:36:02 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: freedomdefender

Larry Craig, born in Idaho, reared in Minnesota.


5 posted on 09/04/2007 11:39:19 PM PDT by umgud
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To: freedomdefender
Spare Us.

We do not want to know.

How about the secret signs for heterosexuals?

6 posted on 09/04/2007 11:39:36 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Candor7

You can’t handle it! LOL.


7 posted on 09/04/2007 11:41:04 PM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: freedomdefender

8 posted on 09/04/2007 11:42:15 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: freedomdefender

Eeeeeeeew! I knew I shouldn’t have clicked on the link to read that! A perverted article about perverted behavior.


9 posted on 09/04/2007 11:44:24 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: Candor7
Spare Us. We do not want to know.

No kidding. How much longer are we going to have to be inundated with this lurid crap?

10 posted on 09/04/2007 11:44:53 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: freedomdefender

Better tell your friends with RLS to go to the doctor.


11 posted on 09/04/2007 11:46:20 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: freedomdefender
I'm sory, I just want to post this one more time...Apologies to the Rascals:

Cruisin'
In an airport Men's bathroom
Cruisin!
Got arrested back in June!
I think you cops have got some issues
I reached over to pick up toilet tissue!
I'm a disgrace and my career is dead

Crusin' for some man action in june
Doin' anything we like to do
There's lots of things to do when wives can't see
We can be anyone we'd like to be
All those horny guys that we could MEAT... just

Cruisin' in a dirty men's bathroom
couldn't ditch the cops too soon
no no no--oo
ah ah ah
ah ah ah
ah ah ah

We'll keep on catchin' senators this way
Gonna talk about how they all seem gay
we're coming closer to election day
The dems are in ecstasy, when they heard I'm recklessly..

Cruisin' in a filthy Men's bathroom
I couldn't ditch the cop too soon
no no no-o
Cruisin'
Cruisin' yeah

12 posted on 09/04/2007 11:47:44 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (NO MORE WEAPONS-GRADE FOOD FROM CHINA!!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“people familiar with cruising told ABCNEWS.com...”

They didn’t have to go far.


LOL. ABCNEWS.com simply surveyed their staff with a list a questions about "gay cruising" and obtained more info than they could possibly utilize in one article. They did not even need to do any outside 'research' since they had all the necessary 'expertise' in-house......
13 posted on 09/04/2007 11:48:13 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: JennysCool

ROFL, I am actually reading the signals and LMBO. Gives a whole new meaning to the word “football.”


14 posted on 09/04/2007 11:48:42 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: freedomdefender

This is like the truckers who have the “No Lizards” stickers on their trucks to tell truck stop prostitutes to stay away. (and the converse symbol. You learn amazing things on FR)


15 posted on 09/04/2007 11:50:11 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: donna
You can’t handle it! LOL.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You are right about that. I 'll have to let someone else handle it.

ROTFL

16 posted on 09/04/2007 11:55:32 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Yaelle

Thats not football.


17 posted on 09/05/2007 12:08:17 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: freedomdefender

Does ABC really think we’re curious about this.

Note to ABC: You can keep this information where the sun doesn’t shine, so only those who are interested will find it.

Good day...


18 posted on 09/05/2007 12:30:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: freedomdefender
While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places across the country.

I've been reading that it's the older, closeted types like Larry Craig that still practice this kind of thing. With homosexuality becoming more accepted and more gay men coming out of the closet, I'd hope that they can refrain from doing this kind of stuff in public places.
19 posted on 09/05/2007 12:30:44 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: freedomdefender

20 posted on 09/05/2007 12:34:35 AM PDT by wardaddy (the future of the West is bleak)
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To: freedomdefender

My gut tells me that Craig was guilty as homemade sin, but even so, when I heard the “police tapes” with the officer telling the soon to be ex-Senator how disappointed he was in him (several times, no less), I couldn’t help but remind myself how Left-Wing the People’s Republic of Minnisocialist truly is. Nor could I but wonder which of his queer brethren had set him up.


21 posted on 09/05/2007 12:54:54 AM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: freedomdefender

I tell ya’ folks....I am so nieve....never heard of “tapping” in my over 50 yrs of life...


22 posted on 09/05/2007 1:15:50 AM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Thank GOD we are that naive!


23 posted on 09/05/2007 3:04:48 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: Candor7

“We do not want to know.”

You’re right. We don’t. Unfortunately, I work in a university library, and if this article is correct, it’s a haven for queers looking to score. I guess it’s good to know if I hear what sounds like “Lord of the Dance” going on in the restroom, I should probably call security.


24 posted on 09/05/2007 3:23:21 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: Candor7
"We do not want to know."

I don't know. I always thought those cute little rainbows back window thingies (for cars) was something I thought I would like to have on my car until my daughter told me it was a symbol/supporting of homosexuals. Yes, I am an idiot.

25 posted on 09/05/2007 3:44:16 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: Candor7

signal for heterosexuals? how about “can I buy you a drink”? LOL


26 posted on 09/05/2007 3:48:29 AM PDT by piytar
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To: freedomdefender

> places like Wal-Mart or Home Depot can become cruising locales, he said

Yikes.


27 posted on 09/05/2007 3:59:38 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: umgud

You’re bad )


28 posted on 09/05/2007 4:25:48 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: freedomdefender

“bathrooms at places like...Home Depot”

Hey fella, that’s a nice piece of wood ya got there!


29 posted on 09/05/2007 4:30:55 AM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: freedomdefender

“bathrooms at places like Wal-Mart or Home Depot can become cruising locales”

I was not aware of the dangers of Wal-mart or Home Depot. The only thing strange I’ve ever seen was when I walked into a restroom in Wal-mart and a woman in there started yelling at me that I was in the wrong bathroom. When I pointed out the row of urinals on the wall she was not so vocal and beat a hasty retreat.


30 posted on 09/05/2007 5:13:13 AM PDT by SailormanCGA72
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To: VictoryGal

>> places like Wal-Mart or Home Depot can become cruising locales, he said

>Yikes.

When Home Depot opened their first “in-town” location here in Atlanta, it quickly became known as a gay cruising spot, to the point where it was commented on in the AJC. The one on Sydney Marcus Blvd, at Lindberg Plaza, for any locals.


31 posted on 09/05/2007 5:13:58 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: freedomdefender

KLBJ-FM in Austin was reading from a website that gave *star* ratings to different places in the area where one could find gay sex. “Come to such and such park to watch guys going at it”.......Frisbee football?


32 posted on 09/05/2007 5:23:20 AM PDT by wolfcreek (tagline on holiday)
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To: freedomdefender; JennysCool

33 posted on 09/05/2007 6:34:43 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JRios1968

Check out the big hands on that dude!


34 posted on 09/05/2007 7:18:16 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: mrs. a
Check out the big hands on that dude!

And you know what they say about dudes with BIG hands...

35 posted on 09/05/2007 7:21:23 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: freedomdefender
Lumber Jack Song!
36 posted on 09/05/2007 7:36:39 AM PDT by glong2008
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To: freedomdefender

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping at Home Depot. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don’t be naive enough to think it couldn’t happen to you or your friends.

Here’s how the scam works:

Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. It is impossible not to look.

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say “No” and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot or Lowe’s. You agree and they get in the back seat.

On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen August 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th,17th, 20th, & 24th. Also September 1st, 2nd, twice on the 3rd, three times today and very likely again this upcoming weekend. So tell your friends to be careful.


37 posted on 09/05/2007 7:41:29 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: JRios1968

Hmmmm, “Turn Your Tail to the Left”, “Turn Your Tail to the Right”, “Hookup”, etc. Sounds suspiciously homo to me..............


38 posted on 09/05/2007 11:21:04 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

And you noticed it’s from Canada...hmmmm....


39 posted on 09/05/2007 11:29:03 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: doorgunner69

And you noticed it’s from Canada...hmmmm....


40 posted on 09/05/2007 11:29:34 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: JRios1968

Throw out your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give him a push
You’ll be surprised you’re doing the French Mistake
Oh LA!


41 posted on 09/05/2007 1:28:59 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: gopheraj
[ I always thought those cute little rainbows back window thingies (for cars) was something I thought I would like to have on my car until my daughter told me it was a symbol/supporting of homosexuals. Yes, I am an idiot.]
 

42 posted on 09/05/2007 7:03:39 PM PDT by VxH (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, and Three if by Wire Transfer)
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To: freedomdefender

The whole country needs to be disinfected.


43 posted on 09/05/2007 7:15:35 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: VxH

ROTFL. yep


44 posted on 09/06/2007 3:17:53 AM PDT by gopheraj
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