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Gay Sports Roundup: Naked Rowers; Baseball Players In Playgirl: Camp To Turn You Straight; Will Sheridan

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Warwick Rowers
Warwick Rowers

Today's roundup of gay sports news has a sexy theme, led by the Warwick University rowers of England, who are raising money for their 2014 naked rowers calendar, whose proceeds go to fight homophobia. It's stripping for a good cause. Says the club in its fund-raising pitch:

Our specific aim this year is to raise money for a new sports-based campaign to combat bullying and raise awareness in schools about prejudice and particularly homophobia.

Also, if 1980s shirtless baseball players are your thing, take in this look back at guys who bared it for Playgirl.

Birmingham: LGBT sports center to be opened by naked charity calendar stars Warwick Rowers - PinkNews.co.uk
Birmingham LGBT has announced that the University of Warwick Boatclub, who stripped to raise money for Ben Cohen's StandUp Foundation, are to open the UK's first dedicated sports training centre for LGBT people.

A Look Back At 1980s Baseball Players Posing For Playgirl
Safe for work, if your workplace permits nearly nude baseball players in tastefully draped towels.

Catholic Priest Hosting Gay "Sports Camp" To Convert Homosexuals Through Athletics / Queerty
The organization, run by Father Paul Check, is planning the 14th year of a weeklong Catholic "sports camp," which will help men to shed their homosexual desires through playing contact sports.

Jason Collins broadens public discussion of gay athletes - ESPN
Jason Collins is broadening the conversation about gay athletes, and that's a great thing, says Will Sheridan, who came out publicly after his playing days at Villanova.