Emoji: Tom of Finland

Finnish pride

Boy, have times changed since Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920–1991) first published his homoerotic drawings in the 1950s. The artist made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to the advancement of human rights, advocating for tolerance, respect and freedom. Image © Tom of Finland Foundation

This emoji shows a man with a big moustache and sunglasses wearing a leather cap which says ‘Tom’ and a leather jacket which leaves his chest bare.


Edited: 11.6.2021