LGBTQ online gaming to get physical at this year’s Ottawa Capital Pride

TOM’s Casino joins as an official sponsor of Ottawa Capital Pride, the Fierté dans la Capital(e) Festival.

TOM’s Casino, the world’s only online LGBTQ gaming community, is honored to announce that it will be joining this year’s Ottawa Capital Pride festival as an official sponsor. The gaming site, which launched earlier this year as the only of its kind, will be present for the first time ever at this year’s Pride celebrations in Ottawa.  “We are extremely proud to be part of Ottawa Capital Pride 2016,” says Tom Kåhre, CEO of Lunas Entertainment, the company behind the creation of TOM’s Casino. “At Lunas, we are deeply committed to do our part in supporting humanity, LGBTQ equality, and their supporters all over the world.” 

Kåhre and TOM’s Casino are continuously looking to connect with local LGBTQ  non-profits to cooperate on common charitable goals. “We invite humanitarian and LGBTQ associations and organizations to send proposals to for consideration”, Kåhre says.

Now in its 31st year, Ottawa Capital Pride calls for Canada’s Rainbow Community and its allies to stand together to celebrate and work for the freedoms for people everywhere. The festival will take place from the 15th to the 21st of August.

TOM’s Casino’s involvement with this year’s programming follows its sponsorship of Pride in London, which will take place from June 25th to June 26 th.

About Tom’s Casino

TOM’s Casino is a homage to Touko Laaksonen (Finnish, 1920–1991), a.k.a. Tom of Finland. Tom of Finland is widely regarded as the foremost gay male erotic artist of our time. A product of Lunas Entertainment Ltd, TOM’s Casino helps support the non-profit activities of Tom of Finland Foundation, and a portion of the casino’s proceeds will go to assist in furthering its goals. TOM’s Casino is active and available in eleven countries all over the world including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Tom of Finland Foundation 

Tom of Finland Foundation is a non-profit organization which was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland in 1984. As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homoerotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve his vast catalogue of work. Years later the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today, the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public to the cultural merits of erotic art in promoting healthier and more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. / Media enquiries / Charitable proposals / CEO Tom Kåhre

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