What do we make of Gay Skinheads? The skinhead look has been popular with some quarters of gay men since the nineteen eighties if not earlier. It's a look criticised by some because of the use of skins as a bootboy army by parts of the far right wing in the seventies. However, did you know that the original skinheads took their look from Jamaican rude boy culture, and that the early skin clubs played black music such as reggae and rocksteady? There is also a lively anti-fascist movement with the skinhead subculture, and it is to this that many gay skins gravitate.