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by Drew Rowsome -

Of course the Warwick Rowers, certainly the biggest success story of the sports/homoerotic charity calendar world, have a new calendar for 2017. Not only are the Rowers delightful eye candy and LGBT positive, but they are also shrewd promoters. Their promo for 2017's calendar was banned by YouTube which of course drove everyone to Vimeo where it is racking up views.

As if that wasn't enough, they stripped down in front of Westminster Cathedral to send a message, and get some attention for calendar sales, to the world's current biggest celebrity, Donald J Trump.
Nude or semi-nude sportsmen are great topics for titillating calendars but this year the stalwart Seattle Quake Rugby and Nashville Grizzlies appear to be MIA. However the men of Dieux du Stade are returning and are hotter than ever.
As are the SHU Rugby team who also offer a downloadable film of the making of the calendar that "goes behind the scenes as the players bare all (and we mean ALL) for the 2017 charity calendar. For adults only" at shurugbyshop.co.uk. Proceeds go to the Joe Gilligan Trust that supports teenagers and young adults battling cancer.
For some reason uber-hot, activist for LGBT rights and anti-bullying, rugby player Ben Cohen did not release a racy calendar in 2016 to raise funds for The Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation. To remedy this grave oversight, The Stonewall Gazette has put together a speculative online version that can be found at http://www.stonewallgazette.com/p/unofficial-ben-cohen-2017-calendar.html. Anti-bullying fundraising calendar Red Hot, that revels in the erotic delights of ginger men, is back in three different formats. All are, as the name states, red hot.
Australia is on the cutting edge of technology with not only print calendars of Australian Firefighters but also apps that can be downloaded to "Keep the fire alive with photo if the day." The calendars also come in a version "with puppies" that adds adorable to the abs.
Dogs and shirtless men are a consistent theme with fundraising calendars like Texas's Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs whose goal is to "is to put a spotlight on rescue dogs and to show they are just as amazing as any other dog and they're just as beautiful and just as loving. It's also to put a spotlight on our police officers and our veterans and our firefighters who are serving our country and our cities. And they take the little time that they have to support a cause like this." The Norfolk, Virginia SPCA has the Magic Mutt calendar to facilitate adoptions and raise funds. The Men of the Vet School pairs fresh faces and chests with an assortment of animals as does fashion photographer Fred Goudon's French Farmers Calendar. And there is a 2017 edition of Mike Ruiz's luscious Pecs and Pups calendar raising funds for Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue.
Photographer Michael Stokes eroticizes US veterans for the Always Loyal calendar. And Burly Bakers get into the act with some hot in the kitchen action. And photographer Serge Lee showcases black and white Russian Gods. Of a more commercial bent are calendars from every porn studio imaginable - Naked Sword, Lucas Entertainment, Raging Stallion, Buckshot, etc, etc - as well as the usual assortment of butch Colt calendars including "Leather," "Hairy Chested" and "Uncut." Underwear mogul Andrew Christian turns his forthcoming crowdfunded book of photography Sex Power Freedom into a calendar that is a freebie when you purchase sexy scanties from his website. Homoerotic art publisher Bruno Gmunder (who incidentally also apply their publishing expertise to many of the porn studio calendars) is well represented with calendars based on photographer Mark Henderson's book Lap of Luxury featuring porn stars Billy Santoro, Pablo Hernandez and Boomer Banks. Jeff Palmer's photography is also represented and "Nobody plays so calmly and skillfully with the light and the shadows, allowing the bodies to reflect onto one another. This calendar has space to make notes, so no one ever forgets when to turn it on—or take it off for another male." Personally I am eagerly awaiting next year's Transformation calendar featuring G Elliott Simpson's astounding fetish photography. The Orthodox Priests are back with a 2017 calendar subtitled Priests I'd Like to Fuck. Funds raised are earmarked for health care for disadvantaged youth.
The buff bods of Chippendales are, of course, represented in 2017 but so are the even hotter men of the Meat Zine pin-up quarterly in Meat Naked.

And for those of us who like our eroticism on the twisted side there is the Year of Fear calendar with hard-on inducing versions of Freddy, Leatherface et al. There really is a calendar that will appeal to every taste and every day of 2017.


 

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