The Augusta National Golf Club has been named "The Gayest Place on Earth." This honor recognizes the private club's extraordinary achievements in gayness. Judges noted that the Augusta National Golf Club is so gay that it will not allow women, whereas even gay bathhouses in the 1970s would sometimes admit Bette Midler.
The selection process was not without some debate. According to one member of the nominating committee, "On the one hand, we found their 'we-hate-girls' stance to be extremely off-putting. The overwhelming majority of modern homosexual men respect women and can enjoy their company for social -- but non-sexual -- activities. On the other hand, you certainly have to respect their board members' dedication to keeping anything from distracting them from playing golf and sucking cock."