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April 23, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Antebellum
presents

Fetish Book Club

@TOM House

This Month's Selection:

Gay Spirit
Myth and Meaning
Edited by Mark Thompson

Events: Antebellum Monthly Fetish Book Club: Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning

1PM • $10 COVER

"Cultural editor of the Advocate, Thompson here collects previously published articles and book excerpts from the magazine, each an attempt to define the status of gay men. In an introduction he distinguishes between homosexual (a form of sexuality) and gay: 'A social identity and consciousness actively chosen.' The text discusses the gay's role in politics, religion, culture, identity. Among the contributors are Judy Grahn, author of lesbian/feminist works; Malcolm Boyd, activist Episcopal priest; Harry Hay, a founder of the Mattachine Society; and writer William S. Burroughs."

– From Publishers Weekly

"Gay Spirit is so terrific at making the reader feel there might be something more wondrous, more miraculous to life... The book's exciting challenge to conventional thinking is that it's not merely time for society to tolerate but time to cherish its intermediate sexual types."

– From Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Gay Spirit is daring, which only proves its timeliness... It signals the opening of a new area of gay publishing, a field of spiritual exploration outside the context of religion or politics."

The Advocate

The Fetish Book Club seeks to celebrate, share and increase understanding of literary works that explore fetish as an experience and facet of culture.

For more information, and to RSVP, contact: antebellum@earthlink.net


Getting to TOM House

Our bus stop is Sunset/Echo Park. We are serviced by Metro lines 4/704 and 2/302. Also the 603 to Alvarado/Sunset.

Continue on Sunset Boulevard to Laveta Terrace, then up the short hill and up the Grand Stairs until Laveta Terrace levels out and another 1/2 block. TOM House is on your left. The House is only a 0.3 mile walk from the bus stop.

Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER
Photograph by Alex La Cruz for GAYLETTER

1421 Laveta Terrace is on a residential street so you may also want to consider using Uber or Lyft.


TOM House
(Foundation Headquarters)
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map

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"Whenever I was depressed or disgusted, I would feel him, that spirit inside, urging me back to living, back to drawing, I believe there is a lot to the world that can’t be seen or touched, and if you turn away from that — especially if you are an artist — you are avoiding an important part of life, maybe the very heart of it.” — Tom of Finland