Countdown to TOM OF FINLAND Day! | 8th May

8th May is TOM’s birthday. All over the globe – friends and fans of TOM, his art and his message should come together for a toast, a party –  a full-blown celebration! 

Wherever you are – bar, tavern, pub, saloon, lounge, taphouse or watering hole – or meeting, gathering or group – raise a glass, enjoy yourselves and be sexy with absolutely no shame or guilt – TOM style!

TOM’s cake at TOM House, 2013

TOM’s cake at TOM House, 2013

If you are in Los Angeles, Brent Corrigan invites you to

Brent

TOM’s Birthday Party
Thursday, 8th May
7-10p
TOM House

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1968, Graphite on paper, ToFF #0052, © 1968 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1968, Graphite on paper, ToFF #0052, © 1968 Tom of Finland Foundation

Drinks – Eats – Games

Tunes: RocketManLA

Yes, please gifts. 
Donations gleefully accepted.
Become a Member of the Foundation TOM started!

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko – he was born on 8 May 1920, on the south coast of Finland, and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

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TOM OF FINLAND Day!

8th May is TOM’s birthday. EVERY 8th May from here on – all over the globe – friends and fans of TOM, his art and his messages should come together for a toast, a party – why not a full-on celebration? Let’s make it an official TOM day!

TOM's cake at TOM House, 2013

TOM’s cake at TOM House, 2013

TOM really deserves hero status for all he gave to our culture and foremost what he gave to developing Homosexuals, starting at a time when we had no positive role models with which to identify.

Alli Ruth, LA Band of Brothers, LA Mr. Leather 2013, friends and family at TOM's party, 2013.

Alli Ruth, LA Band of Brothers, LA Mr. Leather 2013, friends and family at TOM’s party, 2013.

We’ll raise a glass, enjoy ourselves and be sexy with absolutely no shame or guilt – TOM style!

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Happy birthday Tom! Hyvää syntymäpäivää Tom!

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, c. 1946, Gouache on paper, 10.94” x 8.00”, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #46.05, © Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, c. 1946, Gouache on paper, 10.94” x 8.00”, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection #46.05, © Tom of Finland Foundation

Tom kept this work in his private collection
till the creation of his foundation where it now resides.

Touko Laaksonen inherited Beauty from his parents,
his upbringing steeped in Æ
sthetics.
He matured into an Artist who created
more than one masterwork yet
never had any formal Art training.
Schooled at the piano, self-taught with a pencil.
The consummate Homosexual.

From Tom of Finland – Life and Work of a Gay Hero

Tom of Finland’s real name is Touko –
because he was born 8th May 1920,
on the south coast of Finland,
and May in Finnish is “Toukokuu”.

 

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