In 1988, I was invited to attend my first "motorcycle run" hosted by the Golden Gate Guards, a leather/Levi social organization. I did not know what to expect -- especially since I was not into the leather scene -- but I had a terrific time! I got to know several of the members by helping them out in the kitchen. Then, the real kicker for me came when I witnessed the members transform the outdoor amphitheater in the middle of the California Redwoods into a opera house with a huge crystal chandelier hanging over the fire pit with a roaring bonfire for their production of "Folsom Phantoms and Fantasies" (a twisted version of "Phantom of the Opera"). Amazing!
I became a member of the Golden Gate Guards in 1989. Since then, I have worn many hats: Recording Secretary, Treasurer, President, Vice President and Parliamentarian. Although I am officially retired from the organization, I remain one of their Web/Post Masters.
Victor and I usually attend the Golden Gate Guards' annual "Springtime in Yosemite" trip in May. The GGG do several other events throughout the year, including their annual "Golden Dildeaux Awards" fundraiser for the AIDS Emergency Fund (now known as the Emergency Financial Assistance program which is part of the Positive Resource Center) in San Francisco.
You can go to the Golden Gate Guards website by clicking on "GGG Website" link in the above Navigation Menu. (To return here when you are finished checking them out, close the Golden Gate Guards window.)