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Navigating Gender – Not Just What the Naked Body Tells Us | A Canadian Naturist

LABSN Editor’s Note: The Canadian Naturist always has some wonderful words of wisdom. I thought this was especially poignant.

“Gender is an aspect of our individuality.”  These words from Thomas Moore got me thinking about gender and my own identity. When a person is nude, gender is an obviously physical thing as this ima…

Source: Navigating Gender – Not Just What the Naked Body Tells Us | A Canadian Naturist

Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

LABSN Editor’s Note: This is from 2014, but I just found it and thought it was interesting. The writer, Lili Boisvert,  argues the right of women to go topless in public in a very logical, calm manner.

If we combine heterosexual women and homosexual men, there’s a large percentage of the population that is attracted to men’s, not women’s bodies.

So why is it OK for men to go topless, but not women? Does it mean that women’s and gay men’s desires are worth less than those of heterosexual men?

Source: Here’s What Happened When A Woman Walked Around Topless In Montreal (PHOTOS)

Nudist Clubs | Body and Genital Jewelry at Nudist Resorts

Editors note: Felicity with Young Naturists America has written a very good piece on acceptance of genital and body jewelry in the nudist community.

Why are nudist clubs still banning entry to people with genital jewelry? Felicity explains why such a policy doesn’t make sense in naturism.

Source: Nudist Clubs | Body and Genital Jewelry at Nudist Resorts

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.