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The Montrose Mining Company Bids Farewell

The Montrose Mining Company Bids Farewell

Houston’s Oldest LGBTQ+ Nightclub Announces Their Closure And Development Of A New LGBTQ+ Bar Concept After 38 Years Of Service.

Change can be big and hard to swallow but a happy ending always abounds. One of Houston’s most historic nightclubs to the LGBTQ+ community of Montrose announced yesterday that they would be closing their doors after nearly 38 years of service. The Montrose Mining Company was Houston’s oldest LGBTQ+ bar still in operation.tattooed-lady-mining-company-nuntius-0271 The Montrose Mining Company Bids Farewell

Owner Charles Armstrong explained that ‘changing times’ and ‘the concept has gone,’ in the social media alert that was posted on Thursday afternoon.

The Montrose Mining Company opened in 1978 and Armstrong acquired the venue in 1986. Nearly 30 years ago. Armstrong took the popular bar, that once housed a ‘late night disco diner’ the ‘Tattooed Lady,’ and made it a destination for queers looking for great drink prices, larger patios, and a place to see dancers on boxes.

A new era is about to begin,” Armstrong expressed. No other details have been released except that the new concept will ‘absolutely be GLBTQ.’  Details expected within the next 18 months.

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FBI Encourages LGBTQ Students To Apply To Be Interns

FBI Encourages LGBTQ Students To Apply To Be Interns. About Magazine

The Nations Top Law Enforcement Agency Opens Its Doors For Student Interns That Are Interested In Law Enforcement Careers. Among The Many Challenges Of Being An FBI Agent, Being LGBTQ+ Will Not Be One Of Them!

The Federal Bureau of Investigations wants you to help serve and protect our great country. Starting August 26, 2016 the Honors Internship Program will begin the process of accepting applications. Applications will be accepted until October 14, 2016.

The FBI’s Honors Internship Program is seeking innovative, diverse, motivated, and talented college students. If you think this could be your calling, you are invited to join the ranks of thousands of outstanding students who since 1985 have participated in the paid internship with the world’s premier law enforcement and intelligence agency.

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“It’s important to note that “diversity” is one of the FBI’s core values,” explains Christina Garza, Public Affairs and Community Outreach Coordinator for the
FBI Houston Field Office. “It was added by Director James B. Comey who is a big advocate of diversifying the bureau, in all aspects.”

The LGBT Program launched under the direction of Comey, was established to address employee diversity issues or concerns relating to sexual orientation at the FBI. Among one of the programs goals is to enhance career development opportunities for LGBTQ+ employees of the FBI, while being able to better educate all employees on sexual orientation issues as well as other diversity matters.

The Honors Internship Program is one of the most competitive internship programs in the nation. An FBI Internship opportunity offers undergraduate and graduate school students throughout the United States an exciting insider’s view of FBI operations, and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the FBI.

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FBI Interns spend 10 weeks in the summer, from June to August, working side-by-side with FBI employees on a variety of organizational matters that showcase the student’s skills and potential.

Follow this link to the FBI website for more information.

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Where Have The Bathhouses Gone?

Where Have The Bathhouses Gone?

The ‘Bathhouse’  Has Always Been A Part Of Mainstream Culture, Tracing All The Way Back To The Historical Dates Suffixed With B.C.  It’s Embedded In Our History With Discoveries Of Ancient Greek Records That Expose What Was Then Not Such A Secretive Lifestyle.


The accommodations in history were magnificent with marble brick columns lining mosaic shallow pools of warm water. They were communal areas intended for bathing and socializing among someone’s peers, friends and family.  Now occasionally, some had other intentions and bathhouses served to fulfill the sexual desires of the men that frequented the establishments.

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As the years progressed, the bathhouse dissipated due to the onset of private bathrooms. No longer were they needed. After years they did reemerged and took on a new role as a ‘convenient hookup’ spot for men who wanted to have sex with other men. The wave created the modern day  ‘gay-only facilities,’ that were less elaborate, and centered on privacy and dark, discreet areas.

Somewhere in the 1960’s, bathhouses were labeled gay saunas,  and they began popping up throughout the country. By the time the 80’s rolled around, the number of bathhouses had exploded, and their were thousands across the country.

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Moscow’s forgotten LGBTQ+ Bathhouse

When the general public took notice of these ‘scabs of society,’  authorities began to raided many of these facilities and arrested patrons for sodomy and any other de facto anti-gay laws that could keep patrons behind bars or at the very least incur any number of fines.

 

The results led to the reputations of the bathhouses being soiled, and became known as nothing more than seedy sex establishments where the perverted went to play. This led people to lose interest in the establishments. As such, the number of facilities started to decline.

With the invention of, hookup apps, came the slow demise. Today, there are an estimated  100 or less bathhouses in operation in the United States, with Houston having two locations. Midtown Spa, and Club Houston.

 

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Baba Yega Cafe Sells To Developer

Baba Yega Cafe Sells Developer

Baba Yega Cafe announced enlist week that developer Fred Sharifi has purchased the restaurant from owner Sidney Hakim. Sharif recently acquired the Meteor nightclub property.

As Montrose is growing as Houston’s elite dining area, Baba Yega held on to the simple. The restaurant’s sprawling patio and courtyard transport diners away from the city. The $25 Sunday brunch buffet has become a neighborhood institution, according to Culture Map.

All of the current employees, many of whom have worked there for 20 years or more, have been told they will keep their jobs.

 

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