The Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club, the only gay men's rugby team in Washington state, is stripping down for their annual calendar -- and we're loving it!
As an organization, the Seattle Quake seeks to create a non-threatening and safe space that brings rugby into the lives of men who may not otherwise have considered playing. The team holds regular fundraisers throughout the year to benefit local LGBT groups, such as Lifelong Aids Alliance.
"The Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club is a non-profit corporation and a gay organization that actively seeks out traditionally under-represented members in our community and encourages them to explore the sport of Rugby Union in a non-threatening and empowering environment," a representative of the team told The Huffington Post. "As such, The Seattle Quake maintains a developmental rugby program that fosters a love for the sport of rugby regardless of athletic ability."
For more information or to purchase a calendar, visit The Seattle Quake's website.
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