Meaningful discussions about homophobia and bullying are few and far between in the world of organized and professional sports. Despite a handful of professional athletes coming out in recent years -- and straight players speaking out as allies of the LGBT community -- anti-gay sentiments from public sports figures and coaches remains a depressingly familiar thing. UK rowing team the Warwick Rowers, however, are out to challenge the stereotype of the homophobic "sports bro" by taking it all off for a cause. Since 2012, the rowing team, which has included straight and openly gay members over the years, have been posing for a nude calendar from which proceeds go to their charity, Sports Allies. The organization offers support to children who are affected by homophobia and bullying and researches homophobia in sports. The stunning calendar images from photographer Angus Malcolm capture goofy locker room antics, team bonding and playful frolicking, all in the buff. We did our own shoot with a few of the rowers for Papermag.com, and though our photos by Rodolfo Martinez are safe for work, we've also included some additional exclusive nudes shot just for Papermag.com by Malcolm. Check out the photos below and buy your calendar here.

(L-R): Thomas wears jeans by Seven, Matt wears jeans by Seven, Laurence wears jeans by Adriano Goldschmied and Oliver wears jeans by Seven. All wear underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R): Thomas wears jeans by Seven, Matt wears jeans by Seven, Laurence wears jeans by Adriano Goldschmied and Oliver wears jeans by Seven. All wear underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R): Laurence wears jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Matt wears jeans by Seven, Thomas wears jeans by Seven and Oliver wears jeans by Seven. All wear underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R): Laurence wears jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Oliver wears jeans by Seven. Both wear underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R) Thomas and Matt wear jeans by Seven and underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R): Laurence wears a t-shirt by Adriano Goldschmied and a jacket by Guess. Oliver wears a shirt by Armani Exchange a jacket by Guess.

(L-R): Laurence wears a t-shirt by Adriano Goldschmied and a jacket by Guess. Oliver wears a shirt by Armani Exchange a jacket by Guess.

(L-R) Thomas wears a sweater by Gap, jeans by Seven and a jacket by Gant, Oliver wears a shirt by Armani Exchange, jeans by Seven, a jacket by Guess, Laurence wears a t-shirt and jeans by Adriano Goldschmied and a jacket by Guess, Matt wears a shirt by Armani Exchange, jeans by Seven and a jacket by Guess.

(L-R) Matt and Thomas wear jackets by Guess, jeans by Seven and underwear by Calvin Klein.

(L-R) Laurence and Oliver.


NSFW WARWICK ROWERS OUTTAKES BY ANGUS MALCOLM