Swish Embassy - Gold Coast

Swish Embassy

Swish Embassy - Gold Coast

Sale price$34.95

Men's Room Partners with Swish Embassy to pay tribute to Chuck Renslow

Renslow is a critical contributor to a wide range of political, social, business, health and other causes. he is a pioneering activist who opened the first gay leather bar in the country, the Gold Coast. He was the founder of many bars and sex clubs since the 1960s including Man’s Country, which has survived for more than 30 years. Renslow was among the earliest members, often among the founders, of many gay liberation organizations and movements. He was the founder of Prairie State Democratic Club in 1980. He is the owner of the Chicago Eagle. He was the lover of Dom 'Etienne' Orejudos for more than 40 years and, by encouraging him and publishing his work, he is partially responsible for the art of Etienne. He was involved with Cliff Raven, Chuck Arnett and Sam 'Phil Andros' Steward and encouraged them in their famous work too. Renslow was inducted into the City of Chicago’s Lesbian and Gay Hall of Fame in 1991 and has received just about every honor and award the gay and leather communities can give him. He is on the Board of directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and a U.S. Representative to ILGA ( International Lesbian and Gay Association ) . He is the founder, in 1979, of the International Mr. Leather, which grew out of his Mr. Gold Coast contest and the experience he had managing A.A.U. physique competitions. When Dom 'Etienne' died, Renslow combined his collection of Eteinne’s art with his own personal archives from his business and his life. Renslow and Tony DeBlase co-founded the Leather Archives and Museum in 1991. Renslow has been the president of the Leather Archives even since.

Wear a piece of history and represent Chicago roots in leather culture.

99% Cotton, 1% Polyester