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Here's a 2-minute movie about a gay scooter gang that'll rev up your heart.

This is no ordinary biker club. Technically, they're not one at all — they ride scooters!

Here's a 2-minute movie about a gay scooter gang that'll rev up your heart.
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When I think of motor bike clubs, something more like "Sons of Anarchy" comes to mind.

But here's a club you probably haven't heard of.

They burn rubber on scooters (not choppers), but they're still total bad-asses ... in their own right.



Meet SQREAM.

The club started with a group of people who, as scooter-loving gays, gravitated toward each other at biker rallies around the country. Then in 2004, they decided to make a whole thing of it, and SQREAM was born!


SQREAM = Scooter Queers Riding Everywhere And More

Keep in mind that the LGBT rights movement has come a long way since SQREAM took their first ride. In the early 90s, their founders faced an outright denial of their constitutional rights by a state ballot initiative.

Under the law, a gay person couldn't even get a library card! Thankfully, the law was overturned (multiple times) by people who actually know the constitution.

Members of SQREAM know their work is not done.

So they've been riding year-after-year for over a decade for something we all want: EQUALITY.

"I think we all fight every single day to see the positive changes because there's a lot of people that have gone before us not having these rights."

It doesn't take much to see how just their cause really is.

Here's the key: See them as human beings. Easy, right? It's even in their charter:


Sound familiar?

And given the progress that's been made over just the last decade, I'd say every mile has been worth it.

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Her feelings of hope quickly blossomed into a vision for her future when she learned that Veteran's Village was taking applications for residents to move in later that year after construction was complete.

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