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BERLIN: Fire At Gay Sauna Kills Three

Germany’s The Local reports: A fire broke out at a sauna club in west Berlin on Sunday evening, tragically costing the lives of three men who were inside at the time. A fourth man was brought to hospital with suspected smoke intoxication, a spokesperson for the fire service said. But the spokesperson ruled out the possibility of further victims. The …

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TORONTO: Cops To Apologize For 1981 Bathhouse Raids

From the Toronto Star: When police stormed four gay bathhouses in Toronto on Feb. 5, 1981, patrons were mocked, humiliated — and arrested by the hundreds. The raids outed men who considered the private clubs a sanctuary, free from the hostility of a populace who disapproved of, or didn’t understand, intimacy between men. On Wednesday, Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders …

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AP: Bathhouses In Decline

The Associated Press reports that the nation’s dwindling number of bathhouses are facing tough financial times. 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 …

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EGYPT: 14 Gay Men Arrested At Sauna

Egyptian authorities have arrested 14 gay men for “committing homosexual acts” at an underground Cairo sauna that may have presented itself as a medical center. An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Saturday (12 October) that they be held for four days to enable them to be sent to a pathologist ‘for forensic reports’. He has also ordered and that the centre …

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The Vatican Owns A Bathhouse

Delicious. A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna. The senior Vatican figure sweating the most due to the unlikely proximity of the gay Europa …

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TAMPA: Venue For GOProud’s Homocon 2012 Hosts Monthly Fetish Sex Parties

Ybor City’s Honey Pot, the venue for GOProud’s Homocon 2012 event during the GOP convention, also hosts monthly fetish sex parties. Interesting. And we are already know that the Honey Pot is just three gay skips from the “discreet rear entrance” of the local bathhouse, which is offering free admittance to RNC attendees. GOProud’s Chris Barron says he doesn’t give …

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