There's also been times when I actually just had to say to them to fuck off. Located in the heart of the Gayborhood, on narrow Chancellor Street, right by the gay clubs Voyeur and Woody'sthe long-popular Club Philadelphia - typically just referred to as "Club Philly" - is the more compact of the city's gay men's saunas.
Though Philadelphia Bathhouses & Sex Clubs - GayCities Philadelphia to vice raidsthese bathhouses were "oases of homosexual camaraderie"  and were, as they remain today, "places where it was safe to be gay",  whether or not patrons themselves identified as homosexual.
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Authority control LCCN : sh The term "club Libertin" is often used to describe a location where gay, bi-sexual and heterosexual men as well as heterosexual women are admitted. Gardiner, JamesWho's a pretty boy then? Bare feet are customary, though some men prefer to wear flip flops or sandalssometimes provided by the establishment, for foot protection.
The gay baths offered a much safer alternative to sex in other public places. In the past, the baths served as community spaces for gay men. Many gay bathhouses, for legal reasons, explicitly prohibit or discourage prostitution and ban known prostitutes.