The codes varied from place to place; sometimes they looked for particular, subtle accessories, or listened carefully for certain vocabulary and innuendos. In the s, some men frequenting the popular bathrooms at Bloomingdale's in New York would hide their legs by standing in a pair of shopping bags. A further complication arises from the fact that police intervention in public sex is often in response to complaints from the public. Hearst Corporation. In some parts of the world, Grindr is a tool for entrapment the same way cruising grounds have been in the past.
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The stings are a hangover from an era when gay sex was still illegal in the country. The history and context to such police interventions sits uneasily with many officers today and many members of the LGBT community, making straightforward decisions about how to manage such activity in a fiendishly difficult balance. LGBT children would not be drawn to dangerous places if the people and institutions around them nurtured them, enabling them to say who they are and find connection, understanding.
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