TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Tom of Finland's Birthday
Around the World
at TOM House
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 –
Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1968, Graphite on paper,
ToFF #0052, © 1968 Tom of Finland Foundation
Join us at TOM House Thursday May 8 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
May 8th 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!
Drinks – Eats – Games
At TOM House
If you are in Los Angeles,
Brent Corrigan invites you to
TOM’s Birthday Party
Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at TOM House
"I’m hoping to pack the place – not
only with fans and admirers of his work – but with other artists
of all kinds of mediums! Photographers, Painters, Sculptures, Carpenters,
Actors, Models! Come one, come all! And let’s celebrate with
our world what it really means to leave a legacy." — Brent
Yes, please gifts. Donations gleefully accepted.
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”.
Hosting Tom of Finland Birthday Celebration
Written by Brent Corrigan
I had the most magical day on Thursday.
If you follow me on Twitter you might already know that I was invited
to shoot at the Tom of Finland house in Echo Park (Los Angeles,
right near Dodger’s Stadium).
Tom of Finland is an icon in the queer world.
In my opinion, ToF is one of the most substantial legacies we have
to boast as a community.
I know saying that probably will have all of the PC, socially prejudicial
asshole queens up in arms (don’t agree? See ample sexually
explicit sketches produced by the master). But try to shed yourself
of that BS notion that we’re only going to survive or THRIVE
if we assimilate and domesticate. Unfortunately, we’re really
not all that much like the rest of them. And you should be PROUD
of the fact that you’re an individual that thinks outside
of the box.
More on TOM's
Just wanted to say an extra SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who
helped out to make TOM’s birthday party such a special night:
Brent Corrigan, Jeff Neff, Patrick Staff, Alex La Cruz, Matthew
Mullins, Rod Reynolds Dusti Cunningham, Miguel Angel Reyes
and Jordan Frink.
Great to see so many people as well as lots of new faces
and a whole bunch of hot young guys at TOM House too. See
y’all next year!
— Stuart Sandford
more photos on TOM's
1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90026
(Echo Park) Map