gateway mc

Gateway MC. In 1973, the first
St. Louis gay motorcycle and
leather club, Gateway MC, was
formed. Gateway MC, all of
whose founding members were
cyclists, required its members to
have motorcycles, and most of
the activities were cycle-related.
Eventually, like other such clubs
around the country, Gateway
developed into a men’s social
organization in which motorcycles
were not the only focus. Activities
broadened to encompass the
Levi and leather community
and fulfill the need for its own
identity, events, and brotherhood.
(Above, courtesy of Ed Laxton;
at left, Linda Ledbetter.)