When LeatherHistory.eu reported on the closing of the Amsterdam Argos bar in December 2014, the world – and our mailbox – seemed too small. From all over the world, men wrote us to share their memories and to express their regret over the bar’s closing. One year later, we look back on the (hi)story of […]
The ECMC (European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs), founded in 1974, is the European confederation of gay leather & fetish clubs. This article deals with its foundation and first steps and with the social and cultural context in which that birth took place.
Once the Hell’s Angels tried to sneak in secretly, but they were kicked out immediately. A French dyke was more persistent, dressed as a boy she attempted unsuccessfully to sneak in three times.
The Cuckoo’s Nest in Nieuwezijds Kolk used to be a bar even before it became known as a leather cruise bar. But apart from leatherfolk, you wouldn’t want to be seen at the shabby place back then as it was more of a hangout for druggies and their dealers. After the original bar had closed […]
The history of the The Eagle and Dirty Dicks bars is a little different from the other ones, at least if it comes to name and location. The venue where Dirty Dicks is at present used to be called The Eagle and opened in 1979. It was in 1989 that owner Paul Wierks bought the old […]