2014 is almost here and that can mean only one thing: Time to buy a new calendar.
And if you're going to plunk down your hard earned cash for a new calendar, shouldn't it be one that's mostly queer, mostly naked or some combo of the two?
We think so, too.
Nate Gowdy Photography
Courtesy of Warwick University Women's Rowing Club
Courtesy of Warwick Rowers
Though the photos in the Orthodox Calendar 2014 do not feature any actual priests
, all of the calendar's subjects are gay-friendly members "of the Orthodox Church" who have chosen to strip down for the sexy shoot "because they believe -- like us -- in freedom of speech, tolerance, equality and human rights... Our wall calendars represent the very first organized global effort against homophobia in the Orthodox Church."
The Nashville Grizzlies
is a socially and ethnically diverse USA Rugby Division III club that travels and competes both nationally and abroad. "The proceeds from the calendar will help us toward our goal of sending as many guys as possible to Sydney for the Bingham Cup," the organization told The Huffington Post
. "The Bingham Cup is an experience like no other and to be able to play rugby and fellowship with teams from around the world is something we are all looking forward to."
A striking annual calendar that showcases butch lesbians in a variety of environments, "It's All Butch
" is the brainchild of photographer Debbie Boud.
"I think butch women are not seen as pretty by the media and let's face it, pretty sells," Boud told The Huffington Post
. "[I wanted to fight] mullet-wearing stereotypes and show that [butch women] can be 'hot' too."
Courtesy of Amsterdam Lowlanders
The Amsterdam Lowlanders
are the only rugby club in the Netherlands organized by, though not exclusive to, gay men. Funds raised through the sale of the calendar will enable the hunks to participate
in the seventh edition of Bingham Cup, the world gay rugby tournament, in August 2014.