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February 25, 2015

Mona Iraqi is charged with defamation and spreading false news

An Egyptian TV journalist will face trial for defamation and spreading false news after she orchestrated a raid on an alleged gay bathhouse in Cairo.

Mona Iraqi tipped off police before entering 'the den of male sex' on the night of 7 December.

Iraqi filmed as 33 men were arrested and paraded naked out of the bathhouse. The footage was then broadcast on al-Qahira wal Nas news and made international headlines.

December 18, 2014

Prosecutors refer the case to trial unusually quickly

Twenty-six men arrested in a much publicized raid on an alleged gay bathhouse in Cairo will stand trial for 'debauchery' on Sunday.

Prosecutors refered the case to trial yesterday, less than two weeks after the raid. This is unusually quick as some wait up to a year to go to trial in Egypt's backlogged judicial system.

Police raided the bathhouse on 7 December after a tip-off from a journalist.

October 22, 2014

More than 80 others were detained at the unlicensed club

Thai Police detained more than 80 people on Sunday night in a raid on an unlicensed gay bar in Bangkok.

Hijack Sauna in Lat Yao district was operating a gay bar without a license and was raided after complaints about noise from local residents.

Police entered the venue at 4am, blocking the front and back exits and turning on all the lights.

July 9, 2014

‘I've dealt with enough of these morons in my life that I am not affected by it. But I am really annoyed that she used a boring off-white. I would have much preferred fluorescent green'

A woman has been caught on camera throwing paint at the entrance of a New Zealand gay sauna, but the manager has taken an untypical view.

Gabriel Clifton, the manager of Centurian Sauna in Auckland, says a woman is clearly seen on film emptying a can of white pain in the doorway.

‘The footage shows that this was planned and that we were clearly the target,’ he said.

A few days earlier, he received a call from a woman who said she needed to speak to him ‘as she needed to pray for my soul’.

August 25, 2012

As Republican National Convention comes to Florida, a gay Florida 'spa' is hoping to reap the benefits

A gay Florida bathhouse is hoping to reap the benefits as the Republican National Convention comes to town next week.

As Joe. My. God. Blogger Joe Jervis reported, Ybor Resort and Spa will be offering GOP delegates free admission.

The spa, which describes itself as the ‘largest, all gay, private men’s club, resort, and bathhouse’ in Tampa Bay, is advertising the special RNC deal on its website.

July 11, 2012

Police detectives are investigating the death of a man, found in London’s biggest gay bathhouse today

A man has been found dead in London’s largest gay bathhouse sauna, Chariots Roman Spa.

Police and ambulance paramedics were called today (11 July) to the venue in Fairchild Street, in the area of the British capital referred to interchangably as Shoreditch or as Liverpool Street after its main train station.

The man, who has not been identified was found deceased in the venue. Detectives from the London borough of Hackney are treating his death as suspicious and are investigating.

A post-mortem will be held tomorrow.