But when Orta was told last fall that a gay bathhouse might open at Chicon -- in the heart of Hispanic East Austin and just around the corner from Informe-SIDA, an AIDS prevention and education organization that he directed at the time -- he began organizing opponents in an effort to keep that facility closed. But Orta and others say they don't believe Baley, and they have helped make A. Orta says he has several concerns, including the location of A. But he also fears the image A. Orta discovered he was HIV-positive in the late s, and he is convinced he was infected during a visit -- as an intoxicated and closeted gay man -- to a bathhouse.
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Midtowne Spa Austin reviews, photos - CLOSED - Austin - GayCities Austin
This is the only game in town. The facilities are not clean and well kept. But it is what it is. The only game in town. I was at this "spa" a loooong time ago, when I was trying to get away from a hurricane in Houston
Midtowne Spa Shutters After Two Decades
Another gay-centric business is gone. Midtowne Spa — Austin's only men's bathhouse — closed for good on Sunday, July For the past 21 years, Midtowne has been a gay community destination, discreetly located on Airport Boulevard near Highland Mall. Gay, bi, and questioning men of all ages over 18 frequented the spa.
Austin is a lot of things, but it's mostly young, progressive, musical, creative, and gay—all in the best possible way. It's no secret that gays and lesbians are welcomed here more openly and enthusiastically than in most other regions of this primarily conservative state. Austin is a little liberal bubble that sits just southeast of the very center, surrounded by some , miles of cornfields and cacti. It is renowned for hosting the annual South by Southwest Festival and for its thriving music scene.