Los Angeles dance clubs get a late start, some not opening until 11 pm, but if you're willing to stay up until the wee hours, there are places to go dancing around Los Angeles every night of the week. Here are some popular spots for people who want to actually dance. Clubs are not on their list because they're exclusive, but rather because they are inclusive, at least most of the time. Some clubs that are normally inclusive can be exclusive under the control of certain promoters.
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Gay Bathhouses Nationwide Face Uncertain Future – NBC10 Philadelphia
In the first successful enforcement of county regulations aimed at closing bathhouses that allow sexual activities linked to the spread of AIDS, a Los Angeles judge Tuesday ordered a gay bathhouse in Silver Lake to close, ruling that it posed an unacceptable risk to public health. I see it as a necessary step to save the gay population of Los Angeles. Those opposed to closing bathhouses have argued that they promote safe sex by distributing condoms and educating patrons about the spread of AIDS. Litt said he has not decided whether to appeal the decision. Vogel suggested that the bathhouse might be allowed to reopen if the owners can convince the county that it can comply with health regulations.
A Guide to Gay Los Angeles, 1965
Originally conceived as important bastions of sanitation in urban centers, American bathhouses became meccas for gay hook-up culture and entertainment in the s and 70s. At that time, nearly bathhouses were open around the country; now only 70 remain, and owners are scrambling to alter their image and attract youthful crowds of a new generation. ABC News reports :. Privately run, gay-owned bathhouses proliferated in the s, offering a haven for gay and bisexual men to meet. Amid the AIDS epidemic in the early s, bathhouses were vilified for enabling promiscuity and helping spread the disease, and many either closed voluntarily or by legal pressure.
Online tool highlights locations across Los Angeles, where many landmark institutions have closed their doors. An all-night diner where gay teens once gathered. These are some of the historic LGBTQ institutionsthat have found new life this week with the launch of Queer Maps , an interactive website that has catalogued years of gay history in the Los Angeles region. It honors world-famous institutions alongside little-known haunts that quietly thrived during eras when being gay was criminalized and dangerous.