Bathhouses themselves, however, operate just outside the city, thus outside of their laws, such as in Berkeley and San Jose. As a result, heterosexual sex clubs such as Plato's Retreat had to shut down as well because the city had just passed a gay rights ordinance, and allowing the heterosexual clubs to remain open while closing the gay establishments would have been a violation of that ordinance.
On October 8, ten patrons and one employee were arrested during a police raid at Club Dallas in Texas. The patrons were charged with either public lewdness or indecent exposure while the employee was charged with interfering with the police. The Dallas Police Department 's liaison to the gay community stated that their actions were in response to a complaint. In March a series of police raids in gay bathhouses and at gay meeting spots in Beijing have resulted in arrests and bathhouse closures. This included raids on two branches of the Oasis bathhouses, known to be the most popular in Beijing.
The German-speaking countries have a lot of gay bathhouses "Schwule Sauna" since homosexuality had been legalized in [ where? See also Gay Bathhouse in Japan. Singer Bette Midler is well known for getting her start at the famous Continental Baths in New York City in the early s, where she earned the nickname Bathhouse Betty.
It was there, accompanied by pianist Barry Manilow who, like the bathhouse patrons, sometimes wore only a white towel  , that she created her stage persona "the Divine Miss M. Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days [when I got my start singing at the gay bathhouses]. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement , and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of 'Bathhouse Betty' with pride. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Main article: Operation Soap.
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