Try not to gawk, if you can help it. Even the classic, non-leathery gay bar — the drag queen palace, the queer dive, the limp-wristed cocktail lounge, gossip central — is rapidly becoming a artifact of years past, pre-Grindr nostalgia: Reuse this content. They had a substantial following garnered from two New York groups - gays and bikers. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Underground spaces are no longer underground.
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From the 70s onwards, fan clubs for leathermen popped up in London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth and elsewhere under the guise of Motor Sport Clubs, disguising the gay fetish as a passion for biking.