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Tom of Finland

WATCH: The Erotic Art That Changed The World

www.upworthy.com | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Tom of Finland (birth name: Touko Laaksonen) was an erotic artist, but he was so much more than that title suggests because of two things: who he was ...

Are You The Next Tom Of Finland?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

The Tom of Finland Foundation, which preserves and promotes the legacy of the iconic gay artist, is returning with its Emerging Artist Competition, an...

LOOK: Tom Of Finland Gets His Own Stamps... And They Are EVERYTHING (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

The late graphic artist Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen, is about to become further cemented as an icon for his contributions to gay art and hist...

The Beautiful Erotic Art Hidden In The Pages Of Vintage Gay Magazines (NSFW)

Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts

Warning: The images in this post are very NSFW, hence the erotic beauty note. In the 1950s, art admirers were hard-pressed to find images of gay m...

Take A Virtual Tour Of The Work Of Tom Of Finland And Bob Mizer (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

(Note: The video above may contain imagery that is not suitable for work or other sensitive environments) A historically important queer exhibition...

WATCH: Exactly Who Was Tom Of Finland?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, is a famed erotic artist and queer icon whose legacy spans multiple generations. The Tom of Finla...

Tom of Finland Movie in the Works

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 11.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Scott Alexander Hess

This month I was thrilled to stumble across a saucy teaser for the Special Film Company's Tom of Finland biopic, which I found promising, sexy and smart. I caught up with the film's directors, Henri Huttunen and Vesa Kuosmanen, to chat about their approach.

Some Like It Shot

George Heymont | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

ike weddings, theatrical events come in all shapes and sizes. For the audience, it's not always a question of getting what you paid for. Sometimes the experience is more about having reasonable expectations.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Tom Of Finland

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices

The 20th century certainly had its share of incredibly influential gay artists but one man's work arguably changed the way that gay men were seen -- a...

Real Men Eat Ibex

George Heymont | Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Perceptions and definitions of masculinity vary from time to time and culture to culture. The advent of film and television went a long way toward shaping the public's visual perception of masculinity.

Coming Of Age Under The Third Reich: Films On The Loss Of Innocence

George Heymont | Posted 08.14.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Every hour of every day someone, somewhere, suffers a life-changing loss of innocence. Whether it occurs while watching the news or at gunpoint, wheth...