The ally's role is going to be so crucial to holding the line for LGBT rights in the potential Trumpian authoritarian dystopia to come. The Warwick Rowers are an English rowing team comprised of both gay and straight men that release steamy nude calendars to raise funds for their Sport Allies charity, dedicated to fostering inclusivity in the athletic community. Their spokesman explains why their cause is more important now than ever before:
There has been a 147% increase in homophobic attacks post Brexit, and it seems likely the Trump vote will amplify this globally. These votes give bigots permission to dismiss the rights of anyone they see as outsiders. Never before has the LGBT community had greater need of its straight allies. Only they can prove beyond question that the battle for LGBT rights comes not from self-interest but from a belief in justice and human rights. And that we are not outsiders, but part of every family and every community.
The men of Warwick are releasing a new calendar for 2017 - it's muy picante and for an excellent cause - you can pick one up here. Watch the promo video below, and check out our own sexy photo shoot with the Warwick rowers here.
Splash image: Angus Malcolm