Review: Tom Of Finland (Dome Karukoski)

Tuoko Laaksonen, better know to the world as Tom Of Finland, shaped a generation of gay and bisexual men through a body of art that elevated gay eroticism and influenced an aesthetic that permeated throughout gay circles and eventually into the mainstream zeitgeist. He is an undervalued, often undercelebrated artist whose work helped define a … Continue reading Review: Tom Of Finland (Dome Karukoski)

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Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

A blue plaque has this week been revealed to the gay activist Mark Ashton. The plaque, commissioned through a crowdsourced campaign, is now displayed outside Gay’s The Word, the UK’s oldest existing queer book shop – a site Ashton regularly visited during the 1980s. Mark Ashton is best known as co-founder of the gay activist … Continue reading Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

Tate Britain has announced plans this week for the UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to queer British art. The exhibition, which will launch in April, will feature LGBTQ artists from the 19th and 20th century, and is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Featuring a … Continue reading Tate Britain to hold UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ artists

San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district

San Francisco authorities announced this week plans to establish the world’s first transgender historical district, after a lengthy dispute between property developers and local activists. District representative Jane Kim announced the news alongside TGI Justice Project (a trans prisoner support group), St. James Infirmary (a sex worker’s clinic) and the Q Foundation (a housing project for … Continue reading San Francisco to safeguard trans history with world’s first trans cultural district