The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles is the oldest continuously running gay organzation in the world. Formed in 1954 during the height of the McCarthy era, seven men came together, bonded by the love of the motorcycle to form a club. The Satyrs was not the first gay organization, that was the Mattachine Society formed in 1950. But because of their Communism “cell structure” and internal fighting they did shut down with the FBI after Harry Hays. They reformed 3 years later with a couple rough starts as the One Society.