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Here Comes the Groom, Dom Orejudos [Etienne], undated

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Resource TypeStill Images
Administrative/Biographical HistoryDomingo Stephen "Dom" Orejudos (July 1, 1933 – September 24, 1991),[1] also widely known by the pen names Etienne and Stephen, was an openly gay artist, ballet dancer, and choreographer, best known for his ground-breaking masculine gay male erotica beginning in the 1950s. Along with artists George Quaintance and Touko Laaksonen ("Tom of Finland") – with whom he became friends – Orejudos' leather-themed art promoted an image of gay men as strong and masculine, as an alternative to the then-dominant stereotype as weak and effeminate.[2] With his lover and business partner Chuck Renslow, Orejudos established many landmarks of late-20th-century gay male culture, including the Gold Coast bar, Man's Country Baths,[3] the International Mr. Leather competition, Chicago's August White Party,[4] and the magazines Triumph, Rawhide, and Mars.[4] He was also active and influential in the Chicago ballet community.
Extent & Medium1 magazine
Scope & ContentItem is a mid-20th-century graphic art magazine created by Etienne
Archival HistoryMagazine originally acquired by John Lillis [ December 28 2018 at 19:00 ] through an unknown third party. Donation to Bob Mizer Foundation occurred in 2018.
NoteHere Comes the Groom