Knight & Gay: How a South Florida Gay Motorcycle Club Made Its Own


Lee Lawson has been in multiple motorcycle groups and prefers gay ones like the Stonewall Knights. (Photo by Christiana Lilly)

“Why does your bike have glitter all over it?” Carlos asked, looking over at his friend’s red candy-painted Harley.

“I had it in drag the other night and can’t get it off,” Dennis replied, laughing.

With the blue skies above and the waves crashing on the sand, it’s another Sunday for the Stonewall Knights, a gay motorcycle group, as they ride down A1A.

The Stonewall Knights started in 2002 in Fort Lauderdale as a Yahoo motorcycle group and has since evolved into a statewide group. Almost every Sunday, the South Florida members meet at Peter Pan for cupfuls of coffee and plates filled with pancakes, omelets and other hearty breakfast food. Then they take off on their bikes for a ride, some longer than others, and finish at Java Boys in Wilton Manors.

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