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  The Mt. Morris Baths in Harlem were closed by the New York City Department of Buildings for ‘structural problems’ in 2003. The Turkish bath first opened in the 1920s. Shortly after running water flowed freely within the homes of New Yorkers by the late 1950’s, the spa naturally was converted into a gay bath house, […]

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Love along the Rails

  Elizabeth is Mal-Mal Miller’s real name. The eponym Liz, like with Hollywood actresses, is the preferred calling in Petersburg. Folks in places like the post office or Skip’s gas station call her Liz. Names like Elizabeth sound far too formal for those that speak a country dialect. “Me and Bill’d go out dancing at […]

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Gilly was aware of the risks associated with entering a transient place of communal bathing. Many still believed in baptism and seekers would follow him to hear the voice of the Father. He had no choice. There was nowhere to hide but in the Bethesda pools of Harlem. A voice of not so sound judgement […]

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Ivory Cheeks

Latinjock69 abandoned his AOL handle and logged out of the nycm4mnow chatroom forever. Most original AOL members have moved onto other service providers. AOL chatrooms are outdated like I-Pod shuffles. Many screen names died in the arms of the digital revolution. Some, although no longer active, live on, like spam. Screen names are an important […]

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