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Events & Exhibitions
The Gallery Liverpool
by Ben Youdan
Through 6th January 2020
"Thank you so much for letting me and others in the SoCal Leatherworld participate in your project at TOM House last year. It was an honor and a pleasure, and good to see you and Jon."
- Gerald Creole
News & Announcements
Tougher Than Leather 
The Tom of Finland Foundation's Fight Against Censorship Continues Into The Social Media Age
Cover story in the 15-21 November, 2019 print edition. TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 - 1991), Portrait of Durk, 1980, Graphite on paper
© 1980-2019 Tom of Finland Foundation
"An unwritten mission of ours is to make art and beauty a part of your life," says S. R. Sharp, ToFF V.P. Despite its recent struggles, the group has continued to do just that. Though the internet didn't exist when Tom of Finland created his original images, the fight for them to be seen then versus now isn't that different.
And as long as the Foundation continues to fulfill its official mission statement, freedom wins. It reads, "Tom of Finland Foundation shall continue to encourage the work of erotic visual artists regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, sexual identity, medium of expression or any other censoring criteria."
- Michael Cooper
L.A. Weekly 
Happy Birthday to TOM's Foundation
We turn 35 on 14th December!
May we suggest a gift?
The Finnish Institute 
Open Call 2020: Tom of Finland
The Finnish Institute is looking for programme proposals.
In 2020 we celebrate the 100th birthday of the artist  Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen). Tom has had a great impact on popular culture, for instance fashion, photography and music. We are now looking for artistic and societal projects that deal with the legacy of his work. The proposal/applicant must have a clear link to Finland.
The Spirit of TOM's Work
A series of erotic films will release beginning this month 
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 - 1991), Untitled (Preparatory drawing), 1991, Graphite on paper, 11.63" x 8.25", © 1991 Tom of Finland Foundation
"Next year will mark the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991). And it looks like Tom of Finland Foundation, one of the organizations that works to keep the iconic artist's legacy alive, is starting its celebrations early with a series of erotic films that will release beginning this month."
- Mikelle Street
Out Magazine 
The Influence of Peter Berlin
by Leigh Nordstrom, WWD
Photo: Lexie Moreland, WWD

The legendary photographer traveled to NY for his new book Peter Berlin: Icon, Artist, Photosexual.
After a signing, Berlin was celebrated with an after party with Silvia Prada and Michael Bullock.
Round Hole Square Peg 4 
Leading LGBTQ photo competition calls for submissions
Photo: Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny
Calling all photographers! Here's your chance to enter your work in a juried photography exhibition and competition conceived to discover a new LGBTQ visual culture for the 21st century.
Slated to debut in Los Angeles at the end of January, Round Hole Square Peg 4 is the fourth installment of a biennial queer photography exhibition that is the only queer presentation at any major art fair. 
- John Paul King
Washington Blade
Steve Ganzell
Steve Ganzell (Image via Facebook)
Our friend. Your friend. The best friend to this community.
Sure gonna miss that wicked smile.
A true champion for TOM's Foundation.
Cal Rider
Heartbroken to hear of the death of Charlie "Cal Rider" on 6th November. 
An inspirational TOM's Man and, in his words, part of "a chosen family of incredible, talented, kindhearted men from every corner of the Earth."  
RIP, our friend. Love to his entire family.
Putinki + Tom of Finland Calendar 
Cool Hunting
Delightfully suggestive illustrations for every month...

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