London student rugby team strips naked for gay charity

Lads get kit off to save LGBTI domestic abuse charity Broken Rainbow, and we’ve got exclusive pics

King’s College London’s Men’s rugby team have released a naked calendar in an effort to help Broken Rainbow UK, a leading LGBTI and domestic violence charity.

The lads get their kits off and bear the cold in and around the famous campus on The Strand. Endorsed by King’s College London, all proceeds raised from the calendar go to Broken Rainbow UK.

A spokesperson from Broken Rainbow UK said: ‘Domestic violence and abuse within LGBT communities is often overlooked and made hidden even within the LGBT community itself.

‘We have many young LGBT callers and we hope that by buying the calendar, students will become aware of the issue and that our helpline is there for them if ever they, or someone they know, need it.’

Dulcie Lee, the editor of KCL’s student paper Roar News, added: ‘The response so far has been fantastic. Everyone at King’s has been good humoured and supportive, and the public reaction has been brilliant.

‘With naked men of such gorgeous calibre as well as Mother’s Day coming up, there really is every excuse to raise money for such a worthwhile cause!’

And Barney Lynock, the head of the men’s rugby team, said he also hopes the calendar will help tackle homophobia in sport.

‘We hope to remind people that action still needs to be taken against homophobic, prejudiced sentiments that plague the sporting world, but also to be proactive about these problems, and in doing so change the unwelcoming stereotype that is often attributed to sporting clubs, particularly at university level.’ he said.

Photos from the calendar will be posted each day this week in the run up to London Varsity Series sporting events.

The calendar can be bought here:

And if you need any convincing, we’ve got a couple of exclusive shots right here:

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(Note: Video includes shots of men’s bums.)

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