Tom of Finland Day at TOM House

Photos by Miguel Angel Reyes





Celebrate Tom of Finland Day | 8th May 2019 | EVERYWHERE

Bar. Beach. Bowling Alley. Back Alley. BBQ. Bedroom.


Wherever you are. Raise your glasses.
Celebrate Tom of Finland’s (Touko Laaksonen’s) Birthday.
Throw a happening. Hang out with friends. Gather together. Hook up.

Take in an art show.

Make something special.

His birth date is fast approaching, and as it is with every year, we invite all of you to share in making something special take place. Celebrate the message within his art that “Gay is good”, and our inalienable right to be and to love freely, is endorsed by Mother Nature herself.

Plan a dinner, a toast at your neighborhood bar, hopefully even a cake! All around the world parties are taking place. Remember a few years back when his Finnish postage stamp got pre-orders from 158 countries? Think global. – Durk Dehner

Create your own event on Facebook and post the event or announcement on the
Tom of Finland Day 2019 Page
(Also link to the ToF FB event from your event)

  Add photos. Add stories. Show your pride.
Take the party ’round the globe.




“The Body Is The Instrument” | 8th May | TOM House

The exhibition focuses on the interconnection between art, sex, and science, and presents a group of emerging, established, and influential Queer artists working with the male form across multiple disciplines, including photography, sculpture, painting, moving image, and collage:

(in alphabetical order)
Mark Beard
Adam Chuck
Gabe Cortese
Rubén Esparza
Gio Black Peter
Simon Haas
Brandon Herman
Florian Hetz
David Hockney
Terence Koh
Matt Lambert
Tom of Finland
Jwan Yosef

“Coming together with Evan Goldstein, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, was a natural fit as his focus at Bespoke Surgical is not only the intersection of sex and science, but also treating the ass as a work of art.” –Stuart Sandford, Curator

All images © the artist(s)

The opening reception coincides with the birthday of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920-1991), whose libidinal foresight impacted Gay culture around the world and transcended pornography to become fine art.

6-9p RSVP

On view through 31st  May

The Exhibition Will Benefit

A Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Educational Archive