Stories by Stephen Engel & Timothy Lyle
Despite longstanding rumors of his own homosexuality, Ed Koch was instrumental in the shutdown of NYC’s gay bathhouses
The Coalition for Sexual Responsibility partnered with NYC bathhouse owners to keep their establishments open during the epidemic
If the sexual exploration of the post-Stonewall generation was grounded in promiscuity, was it the root of seemingly endless gay deaths?
The bathhouse was once part of a vibrant sexual culture and contributed to emotional empowerment, not just a sex den with glory holes