Finland is honoring iconic gay artist, Tom of Finland (TOF), with a set of commemorative postage stamps this fall. I can think of many gay artists who deserve to be recognized this way. If only our country were so mature that the US Postal Service would do the same for artists like Keith Haring and Paul Cadmus. They have recognized gay artists before, but very tamely and definitely not in the bold and beautiful manner as these for TOF.
Read about this event here.
So you can see what I mean about tame, here’s the Haring stamp:
And here is a gorgeous nude by Paul Cadmus that deserves to grace a stamp but, in these unenlightened times, will never do so: