Warwick Rowers: Nudity for a Good Cause

By @ 11/10/17 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Travel

Warwick Rowers 2017 calendar shoot in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazinThe Warwick Rowers aren’t just getting undressed for the sake of it: there’s a serious message behind the nudity. The money raised from the calendar goes towards helping end homophobia in sport.

Sales of Warwick Rowers products have enabled the foundation of Sport Allies, a registered charity promoting greater LGBT inclusion and more gender equality in sport. The rowers – who all class themselves as ‘allies’, believe sport should help you fulfil your potential, regardless of your gender or sexuality.

This year the Rowers – all students from the Warwick University rowing team – took themselves to outstanding garden locations in the UK and Spain for a ten-day shoot.

Warwick Rowers 2017 calendar shoot in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazin

A recent report by Sport Allies, launched in the House of Commons by Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee chair Damian Collins, suggested homophobic language should be banned in sport at all levels to make the pitch, field, court or river a more welcoming place for LGBT+ people.

The Warwick Rowers first released a calendar in 2009 to raise funds for the university boat club. The shoot took place in one day, in the freezing cold, and it raised a lowly £300. Now it raises a six-figure sum every year, with celebrity fans including Kris Jenner, Kylie Minogue and Sir Ian McKellen.

Here’s the Warwick Rowers 2016 calendar we covered previously.

Order calendar here.

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