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The boys of Warwick release photos and a video as a preview of the calendar

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The guys from the University of Warwick Rowing Club have again stripped down for a nude calendar to raise money to fight homophobia. This the fourth year they've done this, and we're not complaining. If we didn't know better, we'd swear we were looking at one of those classic Abercrombie & Fitch catalogs. Nope -- The gorgeous photos are shot by Angus Malcolm.

From the club:

Featuring genuine university athletes who strip off to brighten up your each and every day, our calendar guarantees a very enjoyable 2014 for everyone who buys it, with a strong possibility of a welcome surprise around the start of each month. We're also sensing that there could be passion on the horizon, because if this calendar doesn't get you going, nothing will!

And this calendar won't just be good news for you. As well as helping the students with their sport, it's raising funds and awareness to support Sport Allies, a new programme developed by the rowers themselves in partnership with a registered charity, Educational Action Challenging Homophobia. (EACH, UK Reg Charity No. 1095665).

Sport Allies is dedicated to challenging homophobia among young people. The rowers are predominantly straight men who have welcomed and embraced the fantastic support they have had from the gay community for their fundraising efforts. Sport Allies is their way of honoring that support and giving something back. The rowers will share with young people their own experience of learning to understand the challenges that others face, simply on the grounds of their sexuality, and how this has changed these athletes both as individuals and as a team.

"Predominantly straight men." Let the guessing game begin about who are the gay eligible bachelors.

FYI -- Their Web site is experiencing some technical difficulties due to some heavy traffic, so if you can't get through keep trying. You can also find them on Twitter.

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