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Join The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, Long Beach QFilm Festival, Art Theatre Long Beach, and Mr Long Beach Leather for a special reception and screening of Tom of Finland Movie.
A portion of all ticket sales directly benefits The Center.
Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of 20th century LGBTQ life.
Program schedule includes:
—- 6:00pm Reception with hosted beer/wine and appetizers
—- 7:00pm Film screening
—- Post-screening Q&A with the organizers of Mr. Long Beach Leather and local leather title holders
Known to the world as Tom of Finland, artist Touko Laaksonen shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men with his proudly erotic and taboo-shattering drawings of testosterone filled,
muscle-bound men. But who was the man behind the leather? Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.