Because Blogger's "Adult warning" often goes into a perpetual loop (isn't working properly), I will be making all new posts at my WordPress blog. You can follow it even if you do not have a WordPress Account. There're also my Twitter and my Tumblr blog, my Facebook and my Google+ page and my group.
(Update: Blogger hasn't fixed its problem with the "adult warning". Will go back to posting at my WordPress blog)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tom of Finland

Depictor of the archetypal hypermasculine gay. There's room for him as well as "vulnerable goslings" (to quote Ethan Mordden). Gay is a broad church, one might even say a "catholic" church. ("Catholic" comes from the Ancient Greek, kat-holos, which means across the whole, i.e., everywhere)  Uniforms, leather, muscles, tight military pants ... it's all there.  Some straights think we long for effeminate men, men who are substitutes (in their eyes) for women.  No:  we are much broader and more catholic than that.  We love men, from the hypermasculine through the ordinary bloke on to the femme (like Luigi in Majorca Flats).  Odd, isn't it, that we should be so catholic, no?

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