Tom of Finland Foundation Awards 2022

 

Photo by Victoria Marsden

Tom of Finland Foundation has presented awards since 2000 to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.

These annual awards are a blend of our history and our future.

CULTURAL ICON AWARD

FOR ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AND IMMEASURABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ART AND CULTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY

Orville Peck

A self-styled “outlaw cowboy,” Orville Peck is known as an enigmatic performer whose deep-baritone voice and classic country sound fuses elements of goth, shoegaze, and indie rock without letting the subtle ironies of the songs overpower the performances.

After bursting onto the scene with 2019’s well-received debut Pony, Peck recorded a cover of the smash hit “Born This Way” at the request of Lady Gaga in honor of her album’s 10th Anniversary. Later that year, Peck recorded covers of the Johnny and June Carter Cash classic “Jackson” and remixed the vintage k.d. lang number “Miss Chatelaine” for her Makeover collection.  His latest full-length Bronco further transcends genres and styles to prove Peck is one of the most exciting artists working today.

Orville Peck deserves to shine for many reasons, his music videos are celebrations of LGBTQ pride. Standing out loud and proud has become more important to him than ever, he has an open heart and open mind. We know his work will help change the cycle of racism and homophobia.

Orville Peck Award

Orville Peck Award

Orville Peck Award

Orville Peck Award

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