The Amsterdam Lowlanders rugby team -- the only rugby club in the Netherlands organized by, though not exclusive to, gay men -- is going nude again to raise money for its annual calendar, this time in hopes of funding a trip to the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, taking place in May 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Once every two years more than 60 gay rugby teams gather from all over the world to participate in one of the largest amateur Rugby Union tournaments, the Bingham Cup," Dennis de Boer, Chairman of the Lowlanders, said in a statement. "To get our entire team to participate, including our teammates that can’t afford such a trip on their own, our members worked passionately to produce this calendar. Passion is one of the core values of rugby, just as is respect, camaraderie and 100% dedication. Since 2003 the Lowlanders offer gays the opportunity to develop these aspects, to be part of the worldwide rugby family and to feel this rough sport offers a place to everyone. It’s a huge honor for us to present the first calendar to the Leo van Herwijnen Rugby Foundation. They will give the calendar a place in their permanent exhibition at the National Rugby Center in Amsterdam."
Check out photos from the 2016 calendar below. Interested in acquiring your own? Head here.