We are the Worldwide Roar. For the last ten years, we were better known as the Warwick Rowers. We produced award-winning naked calendars and a range of other products to support amateur sport, to promote inclusion in sport and to develop and fund Sport Allies, a registered charity that works to build on our core messages of LGBT rights, gender equality and sporting opportunities for everyone through films, research and advocacy. Now, with the help of our partners and supporters in the arts, media, academia, human rights and sport, we plan to build on a decade of global success. Our calendar has long been seen as a mental health and human rights campaign, and now we want to make it more inclusive. The Worldwide Roar will enable sportsmen everywhere to support LGBT rights, gender equality and better male mental health. We have learned a lot from our calendar over the last ten years - about diversity, equality and how to be better men. We have also had a lot of fun, and we want to share all of this with men around the world. Men like us, men like you, men who want to make the world a fairer place and who understand that sport can play a leading role in making that happen.
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.
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By Toni Jones. A male university rowing club is raising cash for an anti-homophobia charity - by posing naked in a camp tongue-in-cheek calendar. The buff students from Warwick University Rowing Society ditched their life jackets to strip nude for the artistic photo shoot. Featuring 14 members of the upmarket university's rowing club, the men - aged between 18 and 21 - can be seen frolicking by the River Avon and at in their boat house in Barford, Warks. In one action shot, a muscular rower rugby tackles his blonde team-mate off the wooden jetty into the River Avon.
Rowers at Warwick University stripped down for a good cause. The rowers have stripped down to produce an annual nude calendar, the proceeds of which will benefit Sport Allies , an organization that aims to combat homophobia and transphobia through the power of sports. In its five years of existence, the project has proven to be a valuable fundraiser, selling over 15, copies in its last edition. It seems likely that male nudity reads as fun and flirty, while similar shots of women read as pornographic. Both teams are currently raising funds to print and distribute their calendars. Warning: There will be butts. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here. FB Twitter ellipsis More.