Rentboy Art Auction and Memorabilia Sale to Support Rentboy’s Legal Battle On eBay: stores.ebay.com/rentboydotcom
Master chef, restaurateur, owner of Posh and most importantly straight ally John Greco relentlessly gives to the community with pride and generosity. He is the owner of three upscale restaurants/bars in NYC along with Posh, the bar he calls “straight friendly.” You all know it, most of you have been in it and some of you even frequent it.
I caught Greco in the midst of his busy schedule and was able to have an in-depth conversation with him about the bar, his love for the gay community and how proud he is to be included.
NYC Pop-Up Shop
Dec 20 (Sunday) Noon – 7:00PM
Dec 23 (Wednesday) Noon – 7:00PM
6 W. 14 Street
New York City
As many of you are aware, on August 25, 2015 the offices of Rentboy.com, an online classified service, was raided by the Department of Homeland Security (WTF?) and the CEO Jeffrey Hurant and six employees were arrested. The arrest outraged many in and outside of the gay community, as seen in this New York Times editorial. Hurant is facing an expensive and emotionally brutal legal case.
Touchingly, Hurant’s father set up the Rentboy Legal Defense Fund, to support his son’s ongoing legal battle to clear his name. (Donations go directly to Hurant’s lawyer.) Read his emotional and clear-eyed statement (“My Son, Our Freedom”) and donate at www.rentboyfund.org. As his dad says, “I don’t want to see us lose this case nor Jeffrey rotting in prison. Please consider making a donation to help him.”
In an effort to raise additional funds, Hurant is selling a curated collection of numbered, limited editions, of collectible, framable artwork from Rentboy’s 19 years of sexy advertising. Items for sale on eBay include promotional posters, event posters, and a slew of adult-only items for 18+ eBay shoppers. New items are being added daily, from t-shirts, mugs, bags to jock straps.
Exclusively for auction on eBay – and only though December 24 – are a selection of Rentboy’s sexy light boxes (faux neon posters illuminated from behind) – for which Hurant has been offered considerable sums over the years – bids start at $400 each.
Prices for prints are set high in an effort to raise money for the cause, but Hurant is happy to accepting best offers of up to 33% off.
Fans in the NYC area wanting to snatch up a few items before Christmas are invited to shop in person at the Rentboy offices this Sunday (Dec 20) and next Wed (Dec 23) from noon – 7PM.
Pick up a hot piece (!) of Rentboy history, before this beloved company gets relegated to the history books.