Image and Intimacy by Stuart Sandford at Tom of Finland House

Notice: The Stuart Sandford collection contains graphic (NOT pornographic) images for mature audiences only.

Stuart Sandford: 1421 Laveta Terrace

This exhibition consists of Stuart Sandford’s Polaroid suite, “1421 Laveta Terrace,” snapshots of his personal experiences and atmosphere at the Tom of Finland Foundation taken during his time as artist-in-residence there and serving as an homage to Tom, alongside a special collaboration of portraits with porn actor Brent Corrigan, as well as documentation of a bronze sculpture where visitors to Tom of Finland Foundation were asked to contribute their urine in the making of the work.

CULTUREEDIT/Tom of Finland Store presents an online exhibition titled 1421 Laveta Terrace, an intimate collection of photographs and moving image works by British artist Stuart Sandford.

advocate.com: Image and Intimacy by Stuart Sandford at Tom of Finland House

Mr America and American Manhood | Man-Pulp Mags

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Joe Weider and his brother Ben – founders of the modern fitness and bodybuilding industry – also published Men’s Fitness and Adventure magazines in the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Kinda like “pulp novels” but in magazine form.  Topics ranged from sports and crime to the Korean War.  “You too can have muscles” to avoiding smoking and the dangers of petting.  These are covers from those publications that combined male fitness, contemporary issues and adventures into a periodical for bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and their admirers.

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There were those of us who discovered these, or similar publications in the early 70’s, during our teenage years and found them an avenue of escape, fantasy and adventure.  However (this in no way whatsoever diminishes the publications and the successful men and women who founded the modern industry) the pictures and the stories some of us found exciting in a way that was different from their other admirers and followers. And it took some years to finally realize the what’s and why’s about a homoerotic attraction (and it’s a whole other topic not even ready to tackle here).

So let’s take a look at some of the cover art and manly men displayed !

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Far-Right Trolls Are Falsely Saying LGBT Activists Want Pedophilia Accepted

Baseless accusations of LGBT activists supporting the acceptance of pedophilia as a sexual orientation have resurfaced thanks to far-right trolls and internet conspiracists.

The latest push of the false narrative came from actor and prominent conservative James Woods, who frequently uses his Twitter account to spread falsehoods.

 

AH Comments:  James Woods?  Now that he’s practically faded into oblivion, his distribution of such hateful lies appears to be a desperate need to reclaim some of the attention and validation he received when he was an actor.   He’s pathetic.  Reduced to  acting for an audience of bigots and haters.  

LGBTQ have NEVER promoted acceptance of pedophilia.  It’s an outrageous LIE.  An emotionally charged tactic being used by rightwing-nuts and fake Christians to demonize LGBTQ. 

The result being sustained discrimination, bigotry, hate and escalating violence.

“If you don’t know any better and you already think there’s something wrong with this community, you’re going to see this as more reason why it shouldn’t have rights.”

buzzfeednews.com: Far-Right Trolls Are Falsely Saying LGBT Activists Want Pedophilia Accepted

Bohemian Rhapsody – The Movie

QUEENOFFICIALCHANNELComing November 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most be…more 

 

movieinsider.com:  Bohemian Rhapsody – The Movie

 

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20 Spectacular Photos of Cities Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Around the World – Business Insider

Revellers take part in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel June 8, 2018.
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In this picture taken Sunday, May 13, 2018, Elias, 24, who goes by the stage name of Melanie Coxxx, applies make-up during Beirut Pride week at his home in Tabarja, Lebanon. 
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The US is far from the only country to recognize Pride. Worldwide, cities aim to highlight issues facing their queer communities through Pride celebrations throughout the year. Here’s how cities around the world have recognized Pride so far in 2018.

Gay and lesbian rights activists perform during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. AP
Protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, drag queens in whimsical garb rode on parade floats on June 17.

See much more at businessinsider.com: LGBTQ Pride 2018: Photos of cities celebrating – Business Insider

People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018. Reuters
People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018.
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Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost


The bar now heralded as the launching point for the mainstream LGBTQ rights movement had, according to Kurt, fallen to the wayside and lost touch with its queer roots. So in 2006, in light of Stonewall going under, Kelly and a group of investors bought the property ― and revitalized it.Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz became the bar’s co-owners in 2006.

Read more about Kurt Kelly and Stacy Lentz saving an iconic place for the “gay rights” movement.

huffingtonpost.com: Stonewall Inn Owners: ‘This Is The Gay Church. This Is Where It All Began.’ | HuffPost

HRC Launches a ‘Summer of Action’ to Rally Voters

HRC staff, members and supporters are fanning out across the country to support voter registration efforts, phone banking, candidate events, grassroots advocacy trainings, and step up visibility and outreach at LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals and other events. The Summer of Action will also intensify HRC’s already-unprecedented grassroots effort to engage equality-minded voters in key states and congressional districts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

UNITE RESIST ENLIST HRC.ORG

hrc.org: HRC Launches a ‘Summer of Action’ to Rally Voters

HRC UNITE RESIST ENLIST 2018

 

5 Causes You Should Support During Pride Season If You Want to Make a Real Difference / LGBTQ Nation

Let’s skip the usual donations to big political orgs and focus on some other …

lgbtqnation.com: 5 causes you should support during pride season if you want to make a real difference / LGBTQ Nation

How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

Post Includes Mature Subject Matter and Content 

Without Touko Laaksonen’s risqué illustrations, the landscape of queer art would look radically different. Here, we explore his influence on five different artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to John Waters

 

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anothermanmag.com: How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

Tom of Finland via Tom of Finland Foundation
Tom of Finland, Untitled (Portrait of Durk Dehner), 1984
Courtesy of the Tom of Finland Foundation