Skills & Education Presenter

Butch Romero

Butch Romero is a proud native Chicagoan currently living on the West Side. He is a co-founder of WTNB, formerly known as Chicago Leather Women's Cruise Night, at Touché, Chicago's Leather Bar since 1977, in order to help foster an atmosphere where women, transgender and non binary folks (WTNB) can feel comfortable to cruise, socialize and play within a charged Leather space. He is proud to be a founding executive board member for the Leather History Preservation Foundation, whose primary mission is to preserve the leather tradition of oral history and oversees the Leather History Preservation Weekend. Butch values focus on gender identity and race relations within the leather community. They prioritize this work as an Associate Member of ONYX Midwest and as the BIPOC Liaison/Senior Staff Member for the International Ms. Leather Foundation, and the International Ms Leather and International Ms Bootblack contests.