Skip to comments.Michigan: Library puzzled why gay Web site named library bathroom as place to meet for sex
Posted on 04/15/2005 10:05:15 AM PDT by yankeedame
Library cited as gay 'cruising' area
By Lisa Roose-Church
Daily Press & Argus
Brighton District Library officials are at a loss as to why a Web site aimed at homosexual men has listed the library bathroom as a place to meet for sex.
Library Director Charlene Huget said Wednesday the posting was discovered by someone outside the library who notified library officials.
It appears that the link proclaiming the library's washrooms as a "cruising" place has been on the Web site for a couple of months, Huget said. It appeared someone e-mailed the site regarding the restrooms in December and January, "but there haven't been any postings since," she said.
"It was quite an unpleasant surprise," Huget said. "We've notified the police, and we've also notified this Web site that the local police department has been contacted and they are monitoring the location."
The Web site - www.squirt.org - states it is "your neighborhood cruising guide" and boasts it lists more than "15,000 locations where gay and bisexual guys meet for sex." The Web site lists saunas, bathhouses, adult bookstores, adult video arcades, adult cinemas, gay sex clubs, tearooms, cottages, parks, nude beaches, truck stops, rest areas and restrooms.
It also lists other locations in Livingston County, including unidentified "state land" and a Howell carpool lot as cruising spots, as well as an area called "Exit 137 at 147," which is not further defined.
Huget said no sexual activity has been discovered in the Brighton library's restrooms.
Attempts by the Daily Press & Argus to send a Web message to the creator of the Web site for comment were unsuccessful.
Huget said the discovery has been "disheartening" for library staff who are professionals, proud of all the library programs offered.
"It casts a negative light," Huget said. "We'll do everything in our power to make sure that we keep a close eye on things. There is nothing going on (at the library) that would endanger people who come in."
Library officials posted a message on the Web site's message board asking site creators to take the library name and link off its Web site, Huget said. The message stated that the police had been notified and are "monitoring" the situation.
Not surprisingly, the library has not had a response to its request. Huget said she is not sure if the site has complied with the request because "no one at the library wants to log onto the Web site."
The Daily Press & Argus learned the Brighton Library link was on the Web site as of Wednesday.
Huget said no illicit activity has ever been observed at the library.
"All we can do is tell people the bathrooms are being monitored and anyone engaging in illicit behavior is risking prosecution," Huget said.
Nothing says romance like the smell of urinal cake.
Come on -are these people serious? People have been hooking up in library bathrooms for years! Straight/gay alike.
Why are they surprised? Libraries have become a place for the perverts to hang-out and meet-up.
A Sadder But Wiser Stall?
You got that right. The next thing they want: sex with children and I am sure our libraries will be right there to support it.
Obviously, it's because of the Patriot Act....
How did you know? You missed our last meeting! :-)
Psst. I here the Port-O-John at 12th & Montgomery is pretty hopping.
Gee, some people go to libraries to check out porn on the computers. How many librarians are upset about that?
Well as soon the gays can get married that should solve this little problem......
And the "crusiers" need to go back to Ferndale or Ann Arbor. We don't need that trash up here. Get a room or go home...and leave the kids alone.
LOL! Very funny. Love your sense of humor.
...at least until it tips over.
Sure. We'll have congressionally-mandated double-wide stalls to accomodate partners.
The word of the day for librarians: gloryhole
You've got 'gloryhole' problem. It's in the Webster dictionary, the huge library book version.
but its never has specific locations published in a GUIDEBOOK!
That is just too much.
Uhhh could it be because gays go there to have sex?
Where's the ACLU to proclaim gay "rights" to public restrooms?
I check out books from that library all the time....
Only weird thing I've seen in there was a homeless guy talking to his reflection in the mirror....
And it's a nice library in a nice area too...
Meet me for a midnight rendezvous in the middle of the left-lane of I-95 South near exit 17. I'll be the one not hitting the brakes.
Makes a person wonder if any of the restrooms at Disney theme parks are mentioned.
Watch the kids folks.
The Web site - www.squirt.org - states it is "your neighborhood cruising guide
Doesnt the .org addy mean it has something to do with fedgov.con?
Oh well then, I suppose if sexual activity was never discovered then it must not have taken place.
Well, the police are required to notify some gay rights organization a specific time period before doing a check (at rest stops, anyway).
Wonder if there's a link between this story and unfiltered library browsers.
Hate speech!!! But funny!!!
You mean those big mints? They taste kinda waxy . . .
And the gum machines on the wall? That stuff's like rubber!
yeah,...they could have a doorman with a clipboard and velvet ropes for the Disneyland mens room on GAY DAY
In the old days I wonder whether that would have been an "E" ticket?
(Is Disney warning people about that yet? Isn't that timed to end about now when shools let out?)
The Princeton, NJ library created a teenage hangout space. Someone told me that some teenagers had been using the area for varying degrees of sexual activity. Given that this is happening in Princeton of all upscale places - that homosexuals might do it in some other library is no surprise.
Sorry. I'm actually more sympathetic to the gay rights crowd than most Freepers, but this practice of turning public restrooms into makeshift bordellos is ridiculous.
Just like normal people....
No, the .org means a non-profit, I believe.
WAY too much traffic.
At my University it was well known. I did not partake, however.
Yeah, I know. I got a "French Tickler" from one once but I don't know anyone who's French...
And all of those liberals at the library think it's fine.
Could be those holes drilled between the stalls.
More proof that gays are loving, kind, upstanding people who want to marry and be accepted as they are in every Christian church in America. /sarcasm
I have never heard of public bathrooms being cited as places where people with normal "orientation" hook up. OTOH, homosexuals have defended anonymous restroom sex going back to before the age of AIDS. Even after it is discovered, the more radical Gay-stapo soldiers have even condemned monitoring of restrooms in colleges and, in one memorable case, a Sears store in Northern California (Link not for the squeamish; not even close to work-safe).
In pre-AIDS San Francisco (mid-70s), there were residents of an area surrounding a small park who complained to city officials and police about gay men meeting in the bushes along walkways for sex at all hours of the day. Among the defenders of the practice was gay activist Carole Migden, a lesbian.
Migden is now a State Senator for San Francisco.
(s)we had better be careful, eventually the homoadvocates will demand "conjugal visit" rooms to be part of building codes. Thos rooms would be next to the bathrooms. You can just envision the universal symbol door signs. (/s)
The library bathroom? Those sick perverts! Everyone knows you're supposed to go down to the stacks...
In other words, the search for homos having sex turned up, uh, fruitless.