Tom set sail on 7th November 1991

EPILOGUE

It was so important to provide Tom the dignity of being in his own home, to be on his own time so he could choose, with a sense of self-determination, control over his own death.

Though Tom was in a hospital bed, rather than his own bed as he had intended, he ultimately succeeded in his design. May we learn from this and permit those who choose to navigate their own vessel into the sea, to do so with respect. Tom set sail on 7 November 1991.

Tom of Finland: Life and Work of a Gay Hero, 2012


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