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The graphic gay bondage postage stamps of Finland

Is your country’s postal system as forward-thinking as Finland’s? Starting in September, the country will begin selling stamps that feature the ‘confident and proud homoeroticism’ of Tom of Finland, an artist whose homoerotic drawings ‘have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion’. And though Finland has yet to legalize gay marriage, this is definitely a step in the right direction for Finnish LGBT supporters.

Via Slate

Tom of Finland's homoerotic illustrations are set to be put on postage stamps in Finland
Tom of Finland's homoerotic illustrations are set to be put on postage stamps in Finland

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