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In those days, a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were. Oh, I didn't sit down to think this all out carefully. But I knew - right from the start - that my men were going to be proud and happy men!
The work of Tom of Finland will go on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles alongside the works of fellow gay gamechanger Robert Henry Mizer
's (as Bob Mizer) Physique Pictorial Magazine from November 2, 2013 - January 26, 2014 (MOCA Pacific Design Center).