Hanging Out with Russia's Only Gay Motorcycle Gang

Yuri on his motorcycle. Photos by Sasha Raspopina

"In Russia, bikers and gays are both oppressed groups," says Yuri, the founder of Homoto, the only gay bike club in Russia (as far as we both know). He explains, however, that the bikers' natural enemies—car drivers, police officers, and the merciless Russian weather—still have nothing on the homophobes raging around the country.

St. Petersburg, where Homoto is based, was the first Russian city to accept the infamous bill...

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