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British Park Keeps Bushes Tall To Capitalize On Gay Cruising Business

gay-cruising-bushesA public park in the coastal town of Brighton, England has been slammed by local residents for catering to a seedy gay clientele, or more specifically, for declining to trim the bushes out of courtesy for the gay people who like to have sex in them.

According to the Daily Mail, bushes in Dukes Mound park have been allowed to grow between 15-20 ft. tall in order to “hide promiscuity” and essentially boost its reputation as one of the most popular and secluded public areas you can find random men to have immediate sex with.

According to a Cityparks employee speaking under anonymity: “We always err on the side of caution when pruning due to the sensitivity of the area. The thinking behind this is to keep the activities mentioned all in one place.”

Despite DM‘s glowing report of the Dukes Mound park as a cruising spot that’s “Popular 24 hours a day!”, the park is bound to be cleaned up now that the city’s residents have gotten involved. According to local Peter White, the park is often covered in “used condoms, beer cans, vodka bottles and packets of prescription drugs.”

White, a gay man, demands action. “Are we going to wait until somebody overdoses on drugs in the area and dies?”, he asked, “or will we wait until an unsuspecting gay man is attacked, mugged, beaten or even killed before we put lighting in the pathways and seal up vacant buildings where rampant drug use and high-risk sexual activity is occurring?”

And, in case you were wondering, White tells the paper that he no longer cruises in this particular park because it is dangerous. Because of course.

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14 Comments

  • Milk

    Of course, he no longer needed it and now it shall close down. What a selfish bitch!

  • NoCagada

    Reminds me when my home town stopped busting guys in public bathrooms…because they were arresting mostly MARRIED men!

  • fagburn

    This is a non-story the Mail has lifted and twisted from Brighton’s local paper The Argus.

    To start with your opening sentence; ‘A public park in the coastal town of Brighton, England has been slammed by local residents for catering to a seedy gay clientele…’

    Neither the Mail or the Argus have found any outraged locals, rather one gay man had complained about the bad lighting down there.

    Why are Queerty just repeating the anti-gay bias of a right-wing newspaper?

    Oh, and the Bushes are not a park.

  • Billy Budd

    You just can’t prohibit people from being promiscuous. It is in their nature. They WILL do it no matter what.

  • dali

    Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children!

  • michael mellor

    Get a room. Bushes are for squirrels.

  • joseph

    @michael mellor: What a GREAT response……..Love it!!!

  • RevJames

    @michael mellor: Didn’t you mean “Bushes are for girls”,,,damn autocorrect!

  • Billysees

    @michael mellor: “Bushes are for squirrels.”…..cute

  • barkomatic

    Is that pic from the movie “Stranger by the Lake”?

  • barkomatic

    @barkomatic: Yep, just saw the reference–its from the movie. oops.

  • Billy Budd

    I love that movie.

  • bobmister250

    Here’s the thing. We have HOMES. Why can’t people fuck in their homes? Bushes are creepy. Maybe it’s because I was born in the 90s, but we have this ting called the Internet. Let’s hookup on there. That way I know who I’m hooking up with.

  • TVC 15

    @bobmister250: LOL! Right.

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