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As recently as in the past year, the local spa has been forced to observe ridiculous rules from time to time such as mandating that changing room doors must be left open when occupied, for example. With the rise of gay bars, more health clubs also opened. The Club Bath Milwaukee, a local affiliate of the then-popular national Club Bath chain, opened, in the alley behind W.

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But still, even in the 21st century, there is some police and health authority harassment in the conservative Milwaukee environment. Editors note: we are advised that as of Jan.

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