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Sex, disco and fish on acid: how Continental Baths became the world's most influential gay club
Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock all frequented the decadent New York bathhouse – as did the police who constantly raided it. Its 87-year-old founder, Steve Ostrow, explains how Continental Baths made club culture what it is today
April 27, 2018
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Did closing New York City bathhouses in the 1980s strip dignity from gay men?
The closing of gay bathhouses during the 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis constituted a “dignity taking,” two scholars argued in a Bates presentation.
March 17, 2018
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28 Photos of Gay Bathhouse History in Chicago
Man's Country is closing forever on New Year's Day. Here's a sneak peek inside its hallowed halls.
December 05, 2017
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Chicago Bathhouses: Sanitation, Sex And Sweat
A quick tour of places where residents would chill, get clean and — sometimes — get down.
August 07, 2017
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A brief history of the gayest places in America — and how they came to be
From the dunes of the Cape to ritzy Palm Springs, here's how these destinations became gay meccas across the United States.
July 02, 2017
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A Commercial for a Gay Bathhouse (1980)
A commercial for Man's Country, a gay bathhouse in NYC in 1980
January 15, 2017
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City steps in to save SoMa’s Stud bar
Rent hike almost sank 50-year-old LGBT haven this year, so city offers landlord some incentive to lay off.
November 30, 2016
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Developers say secret tunnels under San Francisco gay bars are a myth
Property under development in San Francisco's Tenderloin District has become the subject of heated debate between LGBT historians and developers.
November 24, 2016
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At Philly's LGBT community center, it's that `70s show
Whenever Anthony Louis gets onstage to sing - which is not often anymore - he likes to tell a story.
October 30, 2016
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Michail Takach documents city's gay past in 'LGBT Milwaukee'
The author/archivist discusses his reason for taking on the ambitious project, the city's place in the gay rights movement, and how the story isn't over.
August 18, 2016
  
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Sun, sex and sculpted timber: How architecture shaped Fire Island Pines

Can buildings be shaped by sex? Fire Island Pines' hedonistic history bred a unique collection of Modern structures. But what does the future hold for this rare ecosystem?
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August 18, 2016

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Palm Springs Gay History Revealed
"It was the sexual freedom that was the most popular draw of Palm Springs..." Why do so many gay and lesbian travelers flock to Palm Springs? Why i
August 16, 2016
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Installation of the New York City AIDS Memorial Begins
Construction of the New York City AIDS Memorial is now underway at the recently named New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent's Triangle, located at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.  The Memorial organization expects final completion by early November, in advance of a public dedication for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2016.
July 26, 2016
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The Battle to Save San Francisco's Queer Spaces from Gentrification

The Stud has stood for a half decade as one of San Francisco's most subversive queer bars; the unconventional means proposed to save it are the last resort of a nightlife community forced to the city'...
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July 22, 2016

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Don’t Miss Madrid’s Summer of Surreal Art
When the artist Hieronymus Bosch passed away 500 years ago in the little Dutch town of ’s-Hertogenbosch, he left behind an astonishing and groundbreaking portfolio — with intricate scenes of monstrous figures doing the wackiest things — that continue to inspire disciples and perplex experts to this day.
July 20, 2016
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A Timeline of Christopher Street, New York LGBTQ Nightlife's Most Storied Thoroughfare

The key events that happened in the world’s most famous LGBTQ street.
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July 01, 2016

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Meet the preservationists who are cataloging NYC’s LGBT history

So far, the group has already identified 550 sites across the five boroughs. They were the group responsible for nominating Julius’ Bar to the National Register of Historic Places, and they have...
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June 28, 2016

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Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument

President Obama is designating a new national monument at the Stonewall Inn, the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement.
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June 24, 2016

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Map: The Castro's most significant queer locations

As early as the Barbary Coast days, the city has also been known to be famously gay. This identity would be neither as strong nor as powerful were it not for the Castro neighborhood.
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June 23, 2016

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Bathhouses And Beyond: A Brief History Of Gay Cruising
Gay men are nothing if not determined. Especially when it comes to getting laid. From bathhouses to public parks to wash rooms to Grindr, we've always managed to find creative ways to hookup.
May 06, 2016
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Gay History All Over the World
This week brought Oscar Wilde Tours a big honor: we won the Travvy silver award for best LGBT tour operator. Pretty amazing, when you think that we are just starting our second season!
January 24, 2016
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Oscar Wilde Tours Makes History!
Oscar Wilde Tours has just completed its first full tour in Italy, a ten-day trip that explored an axis of gay cities and sights from Florence to Sorrento, with much time spent in Rome along the way.
October 30, 2015
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Ireland's Hidden Gay History: 'The Outing' Grows as LGBT Rights Go Mainstream
They say love can be found in the most unlikely of places; well, if that's the case, then Ireland has a festival for you if you happen to be a member of the LGBT community.
October 14, 2015
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Stonewall Inn, Cradle Of The LGBT Rights Movement, Declared NYC Landmark

Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn, the bar which was the site of 1969 protests that gave birth to LGBT rights movement, was declared a New York City landmark Tuesday — the first time a place has b...
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June 26, 2015

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