Spend your weekend at TOM House with Virtual CLAW 5

18th September 2020, 5:04 pm


Some of the many faces that come and go from TOM House. (From left to right; Jamison Karon, S.R. Sharp, Miguel Angel Reyes, Jon Vaz Gar, Stuart Sandford, Durk Dehner, Ruben Esparza, and Marc Ransdell-Bellenger) PHOTO BY HOMO RIOT, 2017

This weekend Tom of Finland Foundation is excited to be a part of Virtual CLAW 5. Join Durk Dehner, Tom’s collaborator and partner, who will be giving a presentation on the life and works of Tom. This will be followed by a cigar social and raffle drawing with Marc Ransdell-Bellenger and Ralph Burneau. See insider footage of behind the scenes at TOM House.

Raffles include Tom of Finland: The Official Life and Work of a Gay Hero by F. Valentine Hooven, III (published Sept 2020) 


Get an exclusive Tom of Finland T-shirt if you register for $100 or more.

Ralph will be broadcasting from TOM House Saturday and Sunday – so stay tuned in!

Virtual CLAW 5: Meet Tom of Finland Foundation

4th Oct 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – NOTE this is NY time (EST)          

Virtual CLAW 5: Sunday Cigar Social

4th Oct 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – NOTE this is NY time (EST)                  

2017 Inductees

The Leather Hall of Fame recognizes people and organizations who have made significant contributions to the modern Leather community over time and provides a historical and educational reference for the community. We represent all people in the modern Leather community (1950 – present) around the world, without regard to gender or sexual orientation. Durk Dehner (b…. View Article

Tom of Finland Foundation receives CLAW grant to help restore and preserve rare collages

We are very pleased to announce that we have received a grant to help cover the cost of supplies and materials from the Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW). Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone on the grants committee for recognizing Tom’s legacy and for acknowledging Tom of Finland Foudation’s dedication to protecting, preserving and… View Article

A generous donation

This check represents a portion of the proceeds from our volunteer managed event. We designate all the funds to 501(c)(3) nonprofits locally in northeast Ohio and nationally. We succeeded this year and we managed to bring in our second highest total in our 14 years of existence. We hope this donation indicates our support for your work… View Article

Published: 18th September 2020

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