The former is fast becoming a cultural anachronism that we may all look back on, some fondly, some questioningly. And since membership in homosexual biker clubs frequently did not specifically require ownership of a motorcycle, there was a certain egalitarianism to them. Walking closer, you read the hand-written title Band of Bikers in the lower left corner of the photo's border. His Life and Times New York: There is no evidence of an aesthetic eye or a master printer here.
The general normalcy of the shots is what reveals the most poignant element of the series, and that's the comradery that all bikers share.
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And almost as soon as Brando donned his Harley cap, numbers of homosexual males appropriated biker imagery for use in a small segment of gay culture, utilizing the associated leather costume to construct for themselves a deliberately and calculatedly masculine social and sexual identity. For that matter, we still don't. A potential member did not even necessarily need biker leathers before participating in club activities. The clubs also had an additional significant non—sexual advantage. These gatherings were often visually indistinguishable from similar gatherings of heterosexual bikers, except perhaps for the conspicuous absence of women. His Life and Times New York: The former is fast becoming a cultural anachronism that we may all look back on, some fondly, some questioningly.
Oxford University Press, Motorcycle clubs are as old as the motorcycle itself. Chapter meetings and awards. Keeping the fire going. The members often came from widely disparate backgrounds, united by their common sexual and cycling interests.