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  Four years we came across a remarkable queer French artist called Marc Martin whose Exhibition ‘Public Toilets, Private Affairs’ was opening at Berlin’s LGBT Schwules Museum.  He was bringing the topic of ‘cottaging ” right out into the open with this exhibition book that was almost like a celebration of this illicit activity. He had … Continue reading

Public Toilets, Private Affairs : an exhibit about cottaging

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Even though gay men euphorically referred to public lavatories that they frequented for clandestine sex as ‘tearooms’ the practice of ‘cottaging’ was,  and still is, considered a shameful act by most gay men.   It was often a last resort for men who could not  express their sexuality …..think George Michael caught in a Police sting … Continue reading

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