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British rowers strip off once more to fight anti-gay hate in sport

British rowers strip off once more to fight anti-gay hate in sport

Meet the Warwick Rowers. If you’re unfamiliar, for the past few years this British club has been taking off their clothes to fight homophobia in sport.

Created in 2009, the guys have raised more than £100,000 ($170,000, €125,000) for the charity Sport Allies.

With both gay and straight rowers in the squad, they say they are ‘honored’ to do their part to tackle anti-LGBTI discrimination.

‘I’ve had the chance to meet people from the LGBT community that I might not otherwise have met,’ said Laurence Hulse, the calendar’s centerfold.

‘I’ve been able to hear about their experiences of being bullied, and struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.

‘I hope that this is something our calendars and our films can help to address. Not just by funding our outreach work, but by making a statement.

‘We don’t mind who enjoys the calendars and films. We have fun creating them and we want everyone to have fun looking at them.’

They are currently crowd funding for the 2015 edition of their calendar, once again helping to raise funds for their charity. You can help fund their project here.

Watch the trailer for this year’s project and get a sneak peek at some of the pics below. They’re all a bit not safe for work:

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