Man’s Country Chicago To Close! – WATCH: The ORIGINAL Man’s Country Bathhouse NYC Commercial (1970’s) – Video

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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. It was 8 floors and had an elevator and was always packed on weekend evenings. Of course, it was more than a gym (as the ad suggests). It was a gay bathhouse and sex club in the late 70’s to early 80’s. It was very hot before Aids reared its ugly head ! They had cages to screw in, dark grope-rooms, private rooms, lockers, deluxe rooms and secluded and darkened areas to do everything and anything ! There was a guy named Paul and he lived on Leroy Street in the West Village and he was a short and hot Jew bottom that took me there one night in 1979. He later died of Aids and in 1987 the city shut down all the bathhouses.

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