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Lansing, Michigan Gay Sex Club Closed For Violating COVID-19 Orders

Club Tabu, a backroom gay sex club in South Lansing, Michigan was closed Friday after police served the business with a cease-and-desist order for violating coronavirus restrictions.

Health officer Linda Vail, who represents Ingham County, told the alt-weekly publication City Pulse that a retail portion of the Fantasies Unlimited complex which sells pornography, lube, poppers had been open in violation of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency COVID-19 order.

Via City Pulse:

Vail said the Ingham County Prosecutor, Carol Siemon, had police serve a cease-and-desist letter a week ago, but the business ignored it. She said it closed after police served a second letter this afternoon. Fantasies is at 3208 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The club to which Vail referred is called Club Tabu, which caters to gay men. According to a customer, who did not want to be identified, patrons pay a fee to be buzzed into a large area with rooms for private encounters with one or more other men and monitors showing explicit sex films. One room features “glory holes,” where men could have oral sex through holes in the wall, he said, while another room has a sling.

“On top of that, there’s a club in the back room which has been opening and there’s a lot of close contact. No way they are 6 feet apart,” Vail said.

The Club Tabu right-wing media, who used the fact that the business remained open as a weapon for attacking Whitmer’s order.

Said right-wing propaganda outlet PJ Media which caught wind of the story and is now using it to attack Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Megan Fox wrote: “Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is by far the worst. That was made clear with the news that a gay swinger’s club with ‘glory holes’ is being allowed to operate under her nose in Lansing while she aims her business-killing death ray on 77-year-old barber Karl Manke for giving haircuts.”

Let’s set an example boys. Let’s keep it in your pants or hands until this is all over.

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