Karine Jean-Pierre
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Gay Cruising

 As one of the few ways LGBT people could meet before internet chatrooms and Grindr, gay cruising has left an indelible mark on the LGBT imagination. Ask any Boomer or Gen Xer and they’ll tell you: There was something special about walking through the streets or sitting on a park bench, surveying the guys around, waiting for your eyes to catch. While Grindr has dealt a blow to cruising, it hasn’t made it obsolete—there’s nary a gay club bathroom in the world where one can’t indulge in this oldest, most visceral form of same-sex courtship.

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