Fetish Book Club | 3rd December | LA

MONTHLY GROUP FOR READERS THAT LIKE A LITTLE KINK

THIS MONTH’S SELECTION

A tale of same-sex love in early 20th-century England. It was written in 1913–1914, and revised in 1932 and 1959–1960. Although it was shown to selected friends, such as Christopher Isherwood, it was only published in 1971 after Forster’s death.

 

Forster did not seek to publish it during his lifetime, believing it unpublishable during that period. Forster was close friends with the poet Edward Carpenter, and upon visiting his Derbyshire home in 1912, was motivated to write Maurice. The relationship between Carpenter and his partner, George Merrill, was the inspiration for that between Maurice and Alec Scudder.

 

Forster resisted publication because of public and legal attitudes to same-sex love – a note found on the manuscript read: “Publishable, but worth it?” Forster was particularly keen that his novel should have a happy ending, but knew that this would make the book too controversial. However, by the time he died, British attitudes, and law, had changed. The novel has been adapted once for film and once for the stage.

 

 

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Happy Sixty-Third Birthday to The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles

An anniversary. A wedding. A good time at TOM House.
25th November 2017

The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles is the oldest running Gay men’s motorcycle club and organization in the world. Formed in 1954 during the height of the McCarthy era, seven men came together, bonded by the love of the motorcycle to form a club. It was not an easy time in America for Gay men to congregate with fellow Gay men. Homosexuals were deemed as deviants and undesirables in society.

Thank you for your donation to Tom of Finland Foundation
and encouraging others to do the same.

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You’re a good person. You do good things.

This proposed bill, in its current form, has several provisions that would impair the ability of nonprofits to serve people and strengthen communities. Most significantly, the bill would reduce charitable giving and allow all charities to engage in politics.

It’s not good for you. It’s not good for us.

The U.S. Senate will likely vote on this week. Phone the Capital switchboard now at 202.224.3121 and demand that your senators reject this irresponsible bill, for whatever your reasons.

Even though the House has already passed its version of tax reform, it is still important to also contact your representative and relay the same message.

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