Since the first calendar in , the rowers have attracted some celebrity fans, and have become popular in the LGBT community. Speaking about how far the calendar has come in the 10 years and what to expect next, Angus Malcolm, producer of the Warwick Rowers calendar and LGBT rights activist, spoke to CoventryLive. He said: "We are getting naked to make people more aware of how much our society is still run for the benefit of straight men, and also to say that men can be allies in changing that. We think people can see that, and that is why they have stuck with us.
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By Jessica Rach For Mailonline. A group of hunky university rowers have produced their raciest calendar yet by stripping off and posing naked to promote gender equality and LGBT rights. The instalment shows men from Warwick University's rowing team posing nude in a series of steamy shots. The men are pictured posing lounging by a villa with only strategically placed limbs protecting their modesty, standing proudly with just an oar to conceal their private parts and flaunting their muscular naked bodies overlooking the sea. Other shots show the men frolicking on a building site as they balance the oars precariously in front of themselves.
Look: Warwick Rowers' men bare all for 2019 calendar
With an emphasis on fundraising, the Warwick Rowers produce their famous calendar products and have funded the establishment of Sport Allies , a charity that shares the Warwick Rowers ambitions to make athletics a leader in championing for gender equality and LGBT inclusion. Aside from the release of the annual calendar, the org uses Instagram to promote their message. One Warwick Rower, Lucas Etienne who runs the social account , noticed that more and more images were being deleted, even though he found endless examples of other accounts that seemed to be far more in breach of Instagram guidelines. They were all images from our print calendars, so had been reviewed for conformity with our own strict rules on implied nudity, as well as social media standards. What he specifically wanted to point out is that female nudity, no matter how sexualized, is often considered less challenging than male nudity.
We believe the calendar is a relevant yet engaging way to confront how we feel able to look at men, and how men see themselves. Happily, both our participants and our supporters around the world seem to agree. Warwick Rowers aim to show what healthy masculinity looks like: men who are happy to be vulnerable, happy to be naked for you, regardless of your sexuality or gender, and happy to get close to each other. If you care about your values, you have to prove them … you cannot hide in the shadows.