“The club has a $22 entry fee and assures clients discretion as they offer services for men who prefer men.”
Daily Telegraph. “TimeOut Sydney described Ken's as "today's most popular gay sauna ... The iconic sauna has been servicing queer Sydney's sexual appetites for more than 25 years. Between the dimly lit steam room, sizzling sauna, glory hole maze, dark room and porn theatre, Kens caters for every taste ... Butt Naked nights are towel-free so patrons get to size up their prey before they commit to getting a room, while weekday Lunchtime Specials pull in a crowd who take the concept of Happy Meal to a whole new level."
Tax funds gay sex training program
By Angela Kamper
The Daily Telegraph
June 18, 2010 12:00AM
TAXPAYERS are funding workshops for men on how to use gay saunas and sex clubs.
The four-week programs organised by the Aids Council of NSW, which are displayed on their website, teach men how to "cruise" a sex club and "reject unwanted advances".
They also visit a sex club as part of one course.
Upper House MP Reverend Dr Gordon Moyes said the Government had "failed to get its priorities right".
"There may be a legitimate use for these workshops but you wouldn't need to spend four weeks on them at taxpayer expense," Rev Moyes said.
"You have people in the community who can't get elective surgery.
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"I think the priorities are wrong. They are not only morally questionable but in terms of priorities they are out of whack with what the public needs.
"This is being paid for by taxpayers to allow people to have sexual gratification."
Last year the NSW Health Department gave more than $8 million in grants to ACON, which promotes itself as Australia's largest community-based gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) health and HIV/AIDS organisation.
The Department of Community Services provided a further $96,000 for their work.
State Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt endorsed ACON's programs yesterday.
She said the NSW Government was "committed to reducing rates of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS within our community".
"The Government has a range of programs in place to address these issues and NSW has achieved stable rates of HIV at a time of increases nationally and in many comparable jurisdictions overseas," she said.
Ms Tebbutt could not say how much of the grant went towards the courses, which have been running for 15 years.
ACON director Karen Price said it was "not possible to provide a per-workshop cost but costs are low".