(Mr. Sister Leather) & Daphne Von Rey
Drag Brunch Benefit
The Event of the Season
the Tom of Finland Foundation.
A fun-filled day of surprises you won't want to miss!
Los Angeles, CA
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION
Life Drawing Workshop
on the second Sunday of each month, this is the third
Special Date For This Session!
Los Angeles, CA
June 21, 2014
Do Not Disturb
A group exhibition
focus on the nocturnal, sleep, dreams, passion,
sexual fantasies, and the last, long night that awaits us all.
June 30, 2014
TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION'S
Emerging Artist Competition
Open to any
artist with the exception of previous winners of this competition,
or artists who are already commercially selling work that portrays
Top prize is an original Tom of Finland drawing!
April 14, 2014
the only fetish art gallery in America, and perhaps the world,
continues it's tradition of bringing fetish to the mainstream.
May 3, 2014
Station is a hub, a place to start over in a sense
and an opportunity to escape the city, the past."
Los Angeles, California
13 - 14, 2014
National Museums Liverpool
The Un-straight Museum
Exploring roles of cultural institutions, curators, and archivists
people working in the heritage and cultural sectors as well as
researchers, academics and interested members of the LGBT community.
May 1, 2014
"Surviving Is The Best Revenge"
line is a firm belief that sex lies at the very core of our being,
no matter how we wish to definite it for ourselves.
for CNCPT13's new exhibition REX
"Surviving Is The Best Revenge" was a success.
REX has proved to be
one of America’s most controversial and enduring artists. Over the
past four decades his meticulously detailed pen-and-ink drawings
have delighted and outraged a worldwide audience with their homoerotic
subject matter, sometimes sweet and sometimes raw.
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for something to do on a Friday night — the second Friday
night of the month?
BLUF (Breeches and Leather
Uniform Fanclub) holds a club for men who enjoy wearing breeches
and leather uniforms in the TOM style.
Check it out at the Eagle
in Los Angeles.
Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art's exhibition Stroke:
From Under the Mattress To the Museum Wall is reviewed
New York Times Style Magazine.
Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs and Lady Gaga videos mainstreamed
homoerotic imagery, some of fashion’s most talented illustrators
had shadow careers from the 1950s through the 1990s drawing for
underground gay magazines such as Physique Pictorial and,
later, more overt porn glossies such as Mandate, Honcho
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J. E. Ponce Photography
bikers @ TOM House. The GOOOD kind.
Chariots of Fire:
Leather Pride Ride II, a part of L.
A. Leather Pride 2014, found the TOM House inundated with
bikers March 23, 2014.
L. to R: Esteban Iriarte,
Fernando Buenrostro, Carlos Deviez, Bobby Allen, Motorboot Robert,
Garry Bowie and Donald Anspauch.
PHOTO: Andrew Epstein
Palanca is a Peruvian artist
known for his homo-fetish art which centers on the bare male foot. At
early age, he started creating cartoon characters and some depict homoeroticism.
Palanca began making underground erotic drawings in 1982. It wasn’t
until 1994, after a short summer holiday in Spain, when he decided to
do something to introduce his work to the Gay public. Then his pseudonym
was born (Palanca in Spanish means lever, or a closer definition, gear
Palanca applies the same
skill needed to finely delineate the male foot to the rest of the anatomy
with crudely sexual and delicious results. Please add some Palanca’s
to your collection or drop him a line to say hello and wish him well.
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A. J. Epstein
of 30 years of A.J.’s t-shirts has moved back to the Stonewall National
Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They expanded the show
to include his journals and a line of great cards he did for Silverdog
(Smart Alex cards).
they are going to reprint several of my shirts for sale!" —
National Museum & ArchivesWebsite
MX Gallery Presents
is pleased to announce that his recent work will be continuously exhibited
at the MX Gallery in Montreal.
make the best of mirrors; they are the most immediate reflections of
our selves. Newborns instinctively interact with the external environment
through facial expressions. In fact, infants learn how to be through
a process called mirroring. For some children, the process of mirroring
is so pure that they learn to intuitively read their parents’ psyche,
become sensitive to the workings of their mind, perhaps even glimpse
at their very essence. Social institutions such as family, state and
religion condition the ego and the process of unlearning the conditioned
patterns requires awareness. Identity then emerges as a complex and
interconnected set of phenomena with the paradoxical characteristic
of being simultaneously impersonal and intimate. At once universal and
333 Viger Street West, Montreal, Qc, Canada, H2Z 0A1
Artist In Passing
Garilyn had a heart attack
8th April while on dialysis. Garilyn Brune’s art dealer, Michael
Feder, reports his art is safe, protected — and will continue
to blossom in the world.
Garilyn was the grand prize
winner of the Foundation's 1995 Emerging Erotic Artist Contest with
his very controversial entry Cock Suckers for Christ. The work
spurred responses from Wales to New South Wales, letters as much as
five pages long, covering the whole range of possible opinions. It is
routinely on display at TOM House and was exhibited at ONE Gallery in
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Out for some of the top TOM fashions!
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991)
Untitled, 1990, Pastel on paper, ToFF #90.03
© 1990 Tom of Finland Foundation
It appears all of Tom of
Finland’s men – Black and White and in-between – have huge cocks and
big butts. Is he stereotyping Gays? Does that mean we really all have
bigger dicks than Straights?? (Let ‘em think we do. . .)
What Tom didn’t draw were
stereotypes they put on us. Society chose to type Homosexuals as weak,
girly, lesser than – thereby controllable. Tom made us strong and self-assured;
we could be anything we wanted to be – cops, soldiers, sportsmen, bikers
– rock stars, performers - anything.
TOM’s Men, as we call them,
would “top” at the beginning of a story and “bottom” a few pages later.
Tom drew Black masters with White slaves. And White masters with Black
slaves. He went out of his way to break down the “I-don’t-suck-dick-I’m-a-top”
mold we even imposed on ourselves.
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L.A. heroes stood up to abuse
and fought back against discrimination before 1969.
Cops here routinely raided
bars arresting anyone whose perceived gender didn’t match what was on
their ID, sometimes they’d even single out a few victims for special
attention in the form of insults and beatings. Entrapment was common
– attractive vice cops would go to Gay bars, bathrooms and cruising
spots, pick up folks and arrest them, or wait outside of Gay hangouts,
trail two men as they walked home and break in to catch them in flagrante
The May 1959 clash with police
at Cooper’s Donuts is recorded as the world’s first Gay uprising.
See a history
of Los Angeles activism predating Stonewall on