The UK sports team releases their 2016 nude calendar to fight homophobia. The clothing-challenged altruistic lads of the Warwick Rowers Club are back with another nude calendar to help fight homophobia. According to billboard.com the men’s rowing team at University of Warwick in Coventry, England, has grown in popularity over the past few years thanks to its annual naked pin-up calendar, photographed by Angus Malcolm. The club counts Kylie Minogue, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry among its fans, and draws coverage from the likes of MTV, BuzzFeed, The New York Times , OUT and Attitude Magazine.
The Warwick Rowers launched its first naked calendar in 2009 as a creative way to help fund the team’s sport. Back then, “Our boats were dilapidated and we had no way of repairing them. We started the calendar as a way of literally keeping the club afloat,” the team says in a statement. The calendar soon became a commercially successful and award-winning endeavor, which “transformed the club.”
The Warwick Rowers’ complete line of products — including calendars, books, prints, videos and clothing — can be found at warwickrowers.org. In addition, they recently debuted a range of gift certificates that are delivered instantly to the purchaser.