I'm nude, sitting in a men's only public sauna in downtown Vancouver, trying not to pass out from the extreme heat. In the hazy room are a handful of relaxed young dudes, an old, tattooed man, and an Eastern European with slicked-back hair and Ric Flair's skin. They wear wet towels around their necks and drink hot tea so they can sweat like Ted Striker in Airplane! He proceeds to glare right at me, sensing I'm a rookie, and tosses more water on the rocks to challenge my ability to take the heat. It's too hot. Like way too fucking hot.
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It looks, at first glance, like plenty of other urban neighborhoods in North America, but look a little closer at the rainbow banners hung from the street lamps and you may detect that this stretch of Church Street looking south from near the intersection with Wellesley Street constitutes one of the world's most famous gay districts. The gay scene actually spans a block to the west as far as Yonge Street and a block east to Jarvis Street, and you'll find quite a few LGBTQ-oriented businesses along several of the cross streets, including Carlton, Maitland, Wellesley, and Gloucester streets. Toronto's enormously popular and well-attended Gay Pride celebration takes place each summer in the Church Wellesley Village, and on just about any warm day you'll spot plenty of people hobnobbing on the patios of the many cafes, lounges, and eateries. Church Wellesley Village has cultivated a gay scene for several decades, discreetly so prior to the early s, but in a very conspicuous and official sense since then. As dining and entertainment districts go, the neighborhood is relatively stable with many of the same bars, shops, and restaurants from two decades ago or longer.
The Pussy Palace Raid occurred on September 14, , when Toronto police raided a lesbian bathhouse known as the "Pussy Palace" during the " Pussies" event. Two undercover female police officers attended and investigated the event prior to the raid. Five plainclothes male police officers then entered and searched the club, including private rooms. There were around women in attendance at the time, many of whom were nude or semi-clad. No charges were laid that night but weeks later two volunteers were charged with Liquor License Act violations.
The breadcrumb trail links represent the path to the current page relative to the homepage link. This modest sign hung perpendicular to one of the city's iconic structures, the Flat Iron Building on Jasper Avenue and later on the Brighton Block, its neighbour to the west as the business changed locations. Steam baths once were a common part of Edmonton life, popular with European immigrant groups and working men. Edmonton Turkish Baths Limited opened for business in October