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By Amy Goldstein By Amy Goldstein Email the author May 5, Email the author Follow goldsteinamy A Washington social club for gay men, criticized as a new Free dating sites internationally on the bathhouses that predate the AIDS epidemic, has promised District government regulators that patrons will not have sex on the premises. Under an agreement signed yesterday with the D.
Department of Consumer and Regulatory affairs, the Crew Club will be allowed to stay open only as long as every patron signs Free casual sex in washington dc 20049 pledge not to engage in sexual activity during his visit. The club must post large signs saying that "sexual activity of any nature in this club is strictly prohibited. The agreement resolves the legal status of the club on 14th Street NW, which opened in March and has sparked an intense debate within the gay community about its purpose and its role in the AIDS epidemic.
The Crew Club's owner, D. Allen, and its advocates say the club offers a safe, clean space where gay men can find a sense of community and receive advice on practicing safe sex. Allen has asked the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the area's largest AIDS organization, to furnish condoms, safe-sex literature and lessons on how to avoid the deadly virus. Critics say the establishment, with its low lights and its policy that allows patrons to wear only towels, is a public health hazard, providing a new venue for men to have promiscuous, anonymous sex.
City regulators intervened last month after receiving an anonymous complaint that Allen had violated his occupancy permit by installing banks of cages made of chain-link fence and allowing patrons to have sex inside the dim spaces. Visitors to the club reported that men continued to engage in sex even after regulators forced Allen to remove the cages. They have gathered for years at several clubs and a movie house in a shabby warehouse district off South Capitol Street, at regularly scheduled private parties and in health clubs and bars.
But it is the first new club of its kind to appear since the epidemic began in the early s. AIDS organizations that lobbied to close gay bathhouses in the early years of the epidemic now are working with such clubs, viewing them as effective sites to teach men to use condoms and avoid the kind of sex in which HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS, is transmitted most easily. The dispute over the Crew Club has prompted a group of local AIDS activists to develop voluntary guidelines to govern sexual behavior in bathhouses and other clubs.
In several cities, local governments have tried to close new bathhouses, rather than regulate patrons' behavior. The District has not moved to shut the Crew Club. Instead, regulators threatened to take legal action unless Allen, the owner, agreed to comply with specific terms of his occupancy permit. The agreement forbids Allen to remodel the club without the necessary permits. And it requires him to open the club to inspectors or investigators, including D.
Mitchell Berger, a lawyer in the enforcement division of the D. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, said the city would not send in undercover inspectors regularly but would investigate complaints against the club. Allen said he did not expect any violations.