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Cruising OK Now in L.A. Neighborhood?

Cruising OK Now in L.A. Neighborhood?

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Street signs intended to ward off gay men cruising for sex in Los Angeles's Silver Lake neighborhood will be taken down after nearly 15 years.

The signs read, "No Cruising: Two Times Past Same Point Within Six Hours Is Cruising" and were meant to discourage public sex in the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The signs have been up since 1997, but residents of the gentrifying neighborhood have pushed to take the signs down as fewer incidents of public sex are being reported (possibly because websites like Craigslist and iPhone apps like Grindr have created more options for anonymous encounters).

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council this week formally decided to remove all the signs, but members have not yet figured out whether to sell them or hand them off to an archivist. Read more here.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.