Gay History – December 9th, 1985: SEX PANIC! The NYC Department of Health Closes The New St. Marks Baths

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. joe says:

    between walking that place, mans country, the club, doing cardio was not necessary and the rewards were much more pleasurable than a protein shake (from a blender)

  2. jim brown says:

    for those of us who were regulars, the practice was if u were a bottom u were on ur stomach with the door ajar. if u were a top or wanted a blow job u were on ur back. oh the memory’s!

  3. Bob in Chicago says:

    I went there once in the late 70s and remember the pool and exhaustion of climbing up and down from floor to floor.

    Quick story. A good friend of mine came out to his dad after spending the evening there. When he left he couldn’t find his car. He exited the wrong door and did not realize it. He called his dad in White Plains who drove in to get him. Naturally his dad asked him why he was in that neighborhood. Steve confessed. What a great way to come out to your parents.

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