LA PRIDE 2011 – ToFF Gives Thanks for a Jubliant Celebration

A very special thanks to Miguel Reyes and all the ToFF Volunteers who made LA PRIDE 2011 so jubilant!

It was s-t-e-a-m-y in the Erotic City tent and h-o-t out on the streets for the Parade.

When Christopher Street West launched its Erotic City in 2002 – the goal was to be more inclusive by bringing more of the alternative community to the Festival. Tom of Finland Foundation was invited to be the centerpiece and has been proud to participate since. Thank you to artists Dear Angel, Baphomet, Hector Silva, Karoy and Mark H. Flanders for sharing their beautiful work with all the eager celebrants.

The Foundation wishes to thank Jacob Prieto, his dad Arnold and the wonderful folks at Green Float Company of Fullerton, CA for helping to fufill our mission.

Everyone at CSW – Rodney Scott, Louie Pacheco Saenz, Steve Ganzell and Karina Samala – has the true knack for making everyone around them happy.

Congratulations to Mr. CSW Leather 2012, Neal Kenji Christensen. ToFF acknowledges that each and every contestant adds his own luster to the Leather Community and with them they carry the Spirit of TOM.

Mr. CSW Leather 2012, Neal Kenji Christensen and Steve Ganzell.

As the Foundation has been Protecting, Preserving and Promoting erotic art they have been passing on the Power of Tom’s work, the Passion he has instilled in the artists who stand on his shoulders and reminding of the Purpose of the Artist as storyteller of his Tribe.

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Video by Roberto5247
Leather at 5:00 min
ToFF at 6:36
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West Hollywood – ONE CITY/ONE PRIDE – June

The City of West Hollywood will once again celebrate the depth, breadth and wealth of LGBT arts and culture with its annual festival One City / One Pride throughout June 2011.

 

June is recognized as Pride Month by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Events are held in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969, which most historians consider to be the birth of the modern LGBT civil rights movement.

City of West Hollywood
West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission
West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board
West Hollywood Lesbian Visibility and Transgender Advisory Board

Tom of Finland Foundation is one of many proud arts, cultural and community collaborators presenting both free and ticketed events featuring theater, film, music, poetry, spoken word, visual art exhibits and more. We invite you to be part of the celebration and enjoy the artistic and cultural spirit of the LGBT community by attending these exciting events.

Please see the calendar listings for program, ticketing and reservation information.