FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Local religious leaders have joined Fort Lauderdale's mayor in his crusade against public and promiscuous sex.
Mayor Jim Naugle held a news conference with the religious leaders yesterday, calling on gays to stop having promiscuous sex, in order to stem Broward County's HIV/AIDS crisis.
Naugle has proposed spending a quarter-million dollars on a single-occupancy toilet for the city's beach to cut down on the number of men having trysts in public bathrooms.
Broward County health officials say Mayor Naugle is using some outdated statistics to tie new cases of HIV to sex in public bathrooms or parks.
Gay activists say the mayor is using the AIDS issue to stigmatize gays.