TOM’s Foundation is funded by people like you

As you know, here at Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF), we are committed to keeping Tom’s vision and spirit alive; a spirit that celebrates Gay life, Homo sex, the Queer community, and the Arts.

We are asking for your support in keeping Tom’s Foundation operating as the world-renowned collection of homoerotic art that it is; a beacon of Tom’s legacy and spirit; a sponsor of community events throughout the world and the cultural phenomenon that we have all come to know and love.

We stay busy here at TOM House and likewise, we are excited to announce our newly revamped Membership Benefits Program, including our handsome new translucent membership card (see above).  New benefits include:

  • Discounts on all full priced items (excluding the Bjarne Melgaard x Bjørg jewelry) at the Tom of Finland online store (you can find discount percentages online at our Members Page).
    • A one-time discount percentage for your first online purchase
    • An ongoing discount percentage for your subsequent online purchases
  • Free or reduced admission to Tom of Finland sponsored events, including:
    • Our upcoming Art & Culture Festival at TOM House in Los Angeles, 6th-7th October 2018
    • The annual TOM’s Bar at Faultline in Los Angeles celebrating Tom of Finland on Father’s Day
    • 2018 Movie Screening Series: #films4fags at TOM House in Los Angeles
    • Various exhibitions throughout the U.S. and the world.
  • We are continuing to develop and expand membership benefits and will update you monthly via email regarding new and exciting benefits that we add.

We at the Foundation can’t do this work on our own. We need your ongoing commitment to help us keep ToFF operating; whether as a Volunteer, a Collector, or a Member (Members are the very life blood of the Foundation). We count on you to join, join, renew or upgrade your membership. We are grateful for each active Member at every membership level.

Please join or renew your membership today.

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Helsinki, Tom of Finland Style

We explore everything from the artist’s favorite restaurant to after hour cruising spots.

Photo of Terry Miller by Mikko Rasila

“A cruising spot made famous by its inclusion in the Tom of Finland movie, released in 2017. The cobblestone road leads from the Helsinki Observatory to town, bracketed by large trees and shady areas perfect for spotting your new Finnish boyfriend.” -Terry Miller

Few artists have had as big an impact on gay culture as Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland. Not only was he prolific (Tom created somewhere near 3,500 illustrations in his 40 year career), but the hyper-sexualized, masculine men featured in his work are nothing short of iconic.

COMPLETE ARTICLE BY BRYAN VAN GORBER

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