Ehemann lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ron likes to say he’s
surfed the cultural wave. Born into an “Ozzie and
family, he was active in the Boy Scouts, Sons of the American
Legion and his church youth group.
Ron matriculated at Northern
Illinois University in 1968 and as we all know, 1969 was
the “Summer of Love.”
Viet Nam followed and with it, Ron’s development
as a peace activist. Though he earned the distinction of
being the first student to drop out of ROTC at NIU, he
managed to avoid the draft in an unusual way; Ron became
a police officer.
In 1972, at the start of
the Gay Rights Movement, the author moved to Chicago to attend
law school and immediately became active in the community.
As it’s Assistant Editor, the author helped found and
establish Gay Chicago Magazine,
which continues in publication today.
Ron Ehemann graduated from
Chicago Kent College of Law and immediately entered private
practice as Chicago’s first openly gay attorney. Virtually
overnight his practice grew to include many of that city’s
gay bars, organizations and businesses.
After several years as a
litigator, the author left his private practice of law.
For the past twenty-five
years, the author has been a prominent member of the “Renslow
Family”, a communal group of men and women, straight
and gay people who have bonded for life. Ron is raising two
boys, ages seven and eleven and lives with them in a very
large home which he shares with Chuck and the rest of the
Renslow Family, along with several dogs, cats, turtles, fish
and what ever other animals his boys bring home.
Quality travel is his passion.