The last home of Touko Laaksonen

Tom of Finland lived here! In his lifetime, only a few people knew about the double life that Touko Laaksonen (1920–1991) led as Tom of Finland, the creator of pert and happy homoerotic images. For the last five years of his life, Touko lived in this house, where he used to arrange Independence Day receptions for activists of the gay fetish club MSC Finland, to which men would show up dressed in uniforms and leather. Fetishism and transvestism were not removed from Finnish diagnostic code until 2011.