I’m sure nearly every gay man who reads this blog is familiar with the Warwick Rowers in the UK who for the past few years have been posing naked and selling calendars in an attempt to draw attention to homophobia in sport. Proceeds they raise go to sportallies.org; a group dedicated to promoting inclusion and challenging homophobia through sport.
While the video and calendar these guys produce is NSFW – their cause is most worthwhile so I wanted to let you know that they have kicked off their crowdfunder campaign for their 2015 calendar.
If inclined, I’d direct you to warwickrowers.org/crowdfunder.
If you liked the video you may want to do some shopping on their website. Remember that the proceeds go to fight homophobia in sport, warwickrowers.org/shop.
Thanks to Lambert Rahming for bringing this to my attention.
Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, recently admitted he is gay in an interview in his home, Australia. In addition to being gay he also happened to break 22 world records, win 5 gold – 3 silver – 1 bronze medal at the Olympic Games. Welcome to the family Ian. I’m proud to have you on our team.
Last week the website, Jezebel, had an article that was brought to my attention called Men’s sports uniforms ranked.
Perhaps the author wrote it best, “The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world?”
Check out Dodai’s compilation of the best men’s sports uniforms here.
In honor of World Cup currently going on in Brazil I thought I’d share this funny photo. Like these compromising photos? Check out Queerty’s recent post that includes many more, here.
Last month I posted a somewhat similar photograph here.
What is it about wrestling that seems to always make me do a double take? Apparently, I’m not alone because earlier this week Queerty posted a series of these eye-catching images that you can check out here.
Many who live in and near Boston are not working today, celebrating Patriot’s Day, which also happens to always coincide with the Boston Marathon. This year Sergio and I are flying back from visiting my brother who moved to Southern California.
The Boston Marathon is one of my favorite holidays and sporting events in the city and I’d like to wish all the runners the best of luck and thank the city, it’s first responders and all the volunteers who I know will make this a safe and fun event.
Its marathon weekend in Boston and because of last year’s bombings it seems like the rest of the world will turn their eyes to Boston come Monday. It feels strange not to be in the city this weekend which I would imagine is quickly filling to capacity. Typically the Boston Marathon draws more than half a million spectators and more than 25,000 runners, but this year is anything but typical. This year the Boston Marathon has an estimated 36,000 runners, and I would assume even more spectators.
If you are in town this weekend be certain to check out the Boston Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium (Friday 12-7 pm; Saturday 9am – 7pm; and Sunday 9am – 6pm. Nearly every athletic, fitness and nutrition firm you can imagine sets up booths to educate and sell their products. Vendors have special sales for the expo and there are usually some pretty cool freebies.