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08/24/2012 11:39 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Ybor Resort And Spa, Gay Florida Bathhouse, Offers Free Admission To Republican Convention Delegates

A gay Florida bathhouse could reap the benefits of the Republican National Convention next week by offering GOP delegates free admission.

As Joe. My. God blogger Joe Jervis reported, Ybor Resort and Spa -- which describes itself as Tampa Bay’s "largest, all-gay, private men’s club, resort, and bathhouse" -- advertises the special RNC deal on its website.

"For those unaware, Ybor City is a homo-heavy entertainment district famed for its riotous nightclub scene, which is often described as Tampa's version of Bourbon Street," Jervis notes.

Also taking place in the neighborhood: gay Republican group GOProud's Homocon 2012 event. Special guests at the event will reportedly include Richard Grenell, former U.S. Spokesman at the United Nations, and author, CNN contributor and long-time GOP operative Mary Matalin.

The Daily Bleach features a round-up of the various adult events offered in town during the convention, while Edge on the Net cites an ad for the Homocon party as mentioning a male revue featuring "a Paul Ryan look-alike."

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