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‘Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero’

Love & Lust 2021: Out in Print

Sometimes, you can’t worry about other people’s thoughts. You can listen to them but you don’t have to hear them because there are days when making yourself happy supersedes any outside opinion, when you need to pay closer attention to you. As in the new biography “Tom of Finland” by F. Valentine Hooven III, sometimes what makes you joyful today can become a calling.

Tom of Finland Turns 100

Late Artist had Massive Impact on American Gay Male Community

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen, also known as Tom of Finland (TOF).

A (Long) History of Physique Magazines

Jesse's Journal

I saw my first physique magazine when I was 13 years old (1966), in a newsstand in downtown Miami. Though I did not yet know what I was, I knew that I found other men attractive, and I was instinctively drawn to the magazines’ models, who were completely naked from the back or tastefully covered with a posing strap upfront.