So I moved into my new place this weekend. It's in a peaceful, mostly single-family-home part of western Los Angeles (the Mar Vista neighborhood). The neighbors are friendly and there are many cool little neighborhood restaurants and shops within a three-block walk. One of the commercial establishments on Venice Boulevard, the area's main thoroughfare, is called "Roman Holiday." When I first saw it, it struck me as being somewhat odd: the façade had no windows, and the door was a heavy steel kind with just a small window at eye level. "Suspicious," I thought. So I Googled it, and sure enough, I was right: I live a block and a half from a gay bathhouse.