Why the hell do you care if San Francisco is the "poster child" for what is wrong with the gay community.........from a straight perspective? Or hasn't had a good gay sexual image in "quite a long time"?
It's pure bull shit for one. If you knew anything about HIV (and you don't) you'd know San Francisco is LEADING the nation in care. More people are on PrEP and Undetectable.....and they have the LOWEST new infection per capita. And Florida, Miami and Wilton Manor are among the worst states and cities, with an INCREASING rate of HIV.
Are the SF Gay Parades too "Gay" for you? Should they tone it down for your comfort? Was Harvey Milk too political for straight people?
You moralize in generalities. San Francisco hasn't has a bath house since the 90s. There are in Miami. (Not that I think it matters one way or the other). And you worry about glory holes? I'm pretty sure they have Glory holes where you are too. Whatever you think the "image" of SF or Miami is, it's not realistic. And it's dangerous.
Dangerous how? And what has this got to do with your obsession with encouraging gays to all have unsafe sex? So that you have more barebacking opportunities? I wasn't aware this thread had anything to do with your own unhealthy compulsions.
And I DO care about SF having a bad image with straight people. Hell, SF even often has a bad image with gays. Anything that damages the gay image in general undermines voter support for our achieving equal civil rights, and all the things we're fighting for.
Your failure to appreciate that shows how little you really are engaged in the gay community. Other than your personal quest to have everyone bareback, to satisfy your own selfish sexual needs.
Sorry, I don't think most of us wanna agree to risk that. The medicine isn't quite there yet to assure us we can safely take that chance. Getting closer, but not as things currently are. Maybe in a few years, with more competent, objective studies done.
In the meantime, one simply doesn't bareback. We take safe-sex options instead. Sorry to digress from the thread topic, but then you did hijack things from the subject at hand. Or was that the subject in hole. OK, never mind, it's getting late here.