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Naked Warwick Men’s Rowing Team Calendar Makes A Splash To Fight Homophobia

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/110521228″>Warwick Rowers 2015 Calendar: The Story</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/sportmedia”>Sport Media Productions</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 Ready for some tasteful nudity to support a good cause?

The 2015 naked calendar of the University of Warwick men’s rowing team is out to combat gay discrimination.

The U.K. squad has been producing a nude datebook fundraiser since 2009. When it discovered that much of its audience was gay, the team figured it should direct its charity toward the LGBT community, according to a video released to promote the new calendar.

So the team has helped established a charity called Sport Allies, “a programme to reach out to young people challenged by bullying, homophobia or low self-esteem,” per the Warwick Rowers website.

Previous calendars have raised more than $300,000 and are now sold in 77 countries, the video explains.

The team is reportedly up for a PinkNews Award, which is given out by the European LGBT news service of the same name.

Row, row, row your boats, gentlemen, and keep up the good work.

Those interested in purchasing the calendar or other merchandise can click here. The team pledges to donate at least 10 percent of every purchase to Sport Allies.

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2 Comments

  1. The Activist says:

    I’ve never had homosexual thoughts or feelings but as a staunch naturist I think the video is excellent

    • carlnudi says:

      That is why I posted this. If a team of young men can overcome their homophobia and accept that people are people no matter their sexual preferences, the world would be a better place. There’s so much more to be worried about than whether someone is gay or not.

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