What I love most about this particular calendar is that it’s real guys. We all love looking at hot, buff models or the various fire departments in their calendar offerings, but these are just your Joe-on-the-street type guys. The kind, that when you dream about them as your turn the pages through 2015, you might actually meet or at least meet someone who looks like them.
Secondly, it’s a local sports team and I love local sports teams. I think they are a great way for gay community to just be a community. It’s a great way for us to do something outside politics; outside of a gay space; where we can connect with each other in a fun way around a fun activity.
Finally, it’s Nashville. As a country music lover and a guy who’s involved in with the gay rodeo, I’ve visited Nashville many a time and really love the city.
Here’s some more information on the calendar from The Huffington Post:
The focus of this year’s fundraising efforts are on providing the money to ensure that playing gay rugby is an accessible option for all players — regardless of their financial situation.
“The Nashville Grizzlies RFC is a USA Rugby Division III club,” the group said to The Huffington Post in a statement. “We are a socially and ethnically diverse group of guys ages 19-50 learning a great sport, getting some good exercise and giving back to our community… Every two years we travel to the Bingham Cup, named in honor of Mark Bingham who died on United Airlines Flight 93 during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. We played in the 2014 Bingham Cup in Sydney, Australia, where we won the Hoagland Vase, named in honor of Mark’s mother.”