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Tuesday 30 September 2014

British rowing team strip off again for homophobia charity calendar

Published 25/07/2014 | 11:39

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They've raised more than €125k so far and the Warwick Rowers show no sign of slowing down.

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The rowing team at Warwick University have once again stripped down to nothing for their annual calendar, which has become a global sensation since it was created in 2009.

Resembling more of an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue than your average college campus, the team partake in order to raise funds for Sport Allies, which aims to fight homopphobia in sport.

Calendar cenrtrefold Laurence Hulse says he hopes the calendar and funds will both help change people's perceptions.

“I’ve had the chance to meet people from the LGBT community that I might not otherwise have met,” he said. aid

“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.”

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