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Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future
Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton

Posted on 08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.

Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […]

In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses, including ones in San Diego, Syracuse, Seattle and San Antonio, have shut down and the total nationwide is less than 70. Most patrons are older. …

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
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1 posted on 08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Slings and Arrows
AP should inquire if the gay community still buying buggy whips.


2 posted on 08/23/2014 9:37:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is going to be pi$$ed!


3 posted on 08/23/2014 9:37:37 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Olog-hai

Bathhouse Barry would suggest they offer teen and after-school discounts.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Olog-hai

Competition from public restrooms, interstate rest areas and the Cub Scouts is pretty stiff these days. Things are tough all over under the Obama regime.


5 posted on 08/23/2014 9:38:31 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Olog-hai

Uncertain? I have an idea....how about dousing them in gasoline and burning them, then burying the rubble under concrete with a “Biohazard” warning atop it?


6 posted on 08/23/2014 9:41:45 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Olog-hai
They should apply for a government subsidy.

This administration will wire the money immediately.

7 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Olog-hai

Are these covered by Obamacare?


8 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Artcore

Make his favorite bathhouses into National Historic sites.That should really make him mad.Remember all those”Washington slept here signs”?How about.”Obama worked the glory hole here?”


9 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:28 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Caipirabob

Demonstrating that the queer ones are incapable of suporting their own infrastructure. Convert them to hetero hot houses and watch income soar.


10 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:37 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wait.. In the past 2 decades the number of homosexual bathhouses has dropped drastically? How is that possible with the media and the homofacists telling us that homosexuals are everywhere


11 posted on 08/23/2014 9:43:49 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: skeeter

12 posted on 08/23/2014 9:44:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh what a shame. These seamy pits of nastiness aren’t doing well. Guess the folks will have to figure out some other way to debase themselves


13 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:27 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai
Obama visibly upset


14 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Olog-hai

Hard times at the bathhouse?


15 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:56 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: RoosterRedux

They are. According to the article young kids 18 - 22 get in free or have a discounted admission. They love the young sodomites.


16 posted on 08/23/2014 9:47:01 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why don’t they just take a bath at home?


17 posted on 08/23/2014 9:48:53 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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FReepers! Let's go!
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18 posted on 08/23/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: MuttTheHoople
That's what happens in a Bear market...
19 posted on 08/23/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny Story. When I worked at a Glass company we redid all the glass and mirror work at the Flex Club in Cleveland. The company mentioned in the article. It took a couple weeks. The guy we sent to do the work was completely shocked at what was going on.


20 posted on 08/23/2014 9:51:00 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Farmer Dean

How about.”Obama worked the glory hole here?”

For something to be funny there must be some truth to it. That’s funny!


21 posted on 08/23/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Olog-hai

So how do we spred the aids virus now?


22 posted on 08/23/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Olog-hai

Bathouse bailout?


23 posted on 08/23/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bath house = AIDS petri dish


24 posted on 08/23/2014 9:56:07 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: a fool in paradise

The Gimp?


25 posted on 08/23/2014 9:56:09 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ronnie raygun

There’s an app for that...


26 posted on 08/23/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Olog-hai

Where else can a guy go to get the roids scratched?


27 posted on 08/23/2014 9:57:28 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Wait.. In the past 2 decades the number of homosexual bathhouses has dropped drastically? How is that possible with the media and the homofacists telling us that homosexuals are everywhere

.......

AIDS and hepatitis perhaps.


28 posted on 08/23/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe Chairman Obama can force Hobby Lobby and Catholic charities to open bathhouses.


29 posted on 08/23/2014 10:02:48 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Nifster

What a strange article. Next let’s have an article about struggles of houses of ill repute. Followed by an article about problems of houses where drug addicts go to use drugs. Sheesh............


30 posted on 08/23/2014 10:03:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Olog-hai

“The Ghost Of Liberace”

It was a dark and stormy night that I stepped out
Something strange was in the air, I couldn’t figure it out
Who’s there, tell me what you want from me
Oh no, I can’t believe what I now see
They say the paranormal’s just a sucker’s game
I keep an open mind, but deep down I feel the same
Oh no, now I think I’ve changed my mind
Oh no, now I know I’ve changed my mind

[CHORUS:]
The ghost of Liberace keeps on hanging ‘round
Hovers over farmland, lingers over towns
The ghost of Liberace still has that mystique
If he were alive he’d now be at his peak

The ghost of Liberace
The ghost of Liberace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfGrXOxZoaI


31 posted on 08/23/2014 10:11:34 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai

“Wedding bells are breaking up
That old gang of mine...”


32 posted on 08/23/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Followed by an article about problems of houses where drug addicts go to use drugs. Sheesh............

Singing: "Where have all the shooting galleries gone?"


33 posted on 08/23/2014 10:22:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Willie Green
AP should inquire if the gay community still buying buggy whips.

Willie Green ping!

34 posted on 08/23/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Olog-hai

Time for another obama bailout. Too gay to fail.


35 posted on 08/23/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

Jeez, what is Little Lindsey Graham going to do on his weekends now?


36 posted on 08/23/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Olog-hai

High schools will probably be having mandatory field trips.


37 posted on 08/23/2014 10:42:41 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

They’re afraid once gay Obama is out of power all the gays will lose power.


38 posted on 08/23/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

They are disgusting, aren’t they?


39 posted on 08/23/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: MuttTheHoople
looks like it's practicing for spot behind a glory hole...
40 posted on 08/23/2014 11:05:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai

from the link: ‘”Bathhouses were like dirty bookstores and parks: a venue to meet people,” said Sykes, who still owns the smaller North Hollywood Spa. “Today, you can go to the supermarket.”


41 posted on 08/23/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Olog-hai

I would think customer’s knowledge that surveillance cameras are everywhere would place a crimp on attendance.


42 posted on 08/23/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Olog-hai

Sick-making Phrase of the Week = “His husband.”


43 posted on 08/23/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by Sparklite
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To: RoosterRedux

From what he said it was. I didn’t sell the job or go to the job site.


44 posted on 08/23/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai; Chode

We still have gay bathhouses after AIDS?


45 posted on 08/23/2014 1:17:26 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fellas, I have good news and I have bad news.

First, the good news: Now you’re just like everybody else.

Now, the bad news: Now you’re just like everybody else.


46 posted on 08/23/2014 1:31:00 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: Olog-hai

They need to save these monuments to the genesis of AIDS.


47 posted on 08/23/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Louis Foxwell
Convert them to hetero hot houses and watch income soar.

I NO CLEAN.

We're gonna need a bigger can of "Lemon Pledge"...

48 posted on 08/23/2014 1:36:35 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Teresa Heinz Kerry had that same pose.


49 posted on 08/23/2014 2:31:44 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Morgana
need one of these to change the pool filters...

50 posted on 08/23/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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