Russia banned Warwick Rowers naked calendar


Russian authorities have banned the Warwick Rowers naked calendar because it is aimed to raise money for LGBT charities. Customs officials seized the calendars at on entering Russia and returned them to the UK. The calendar has been published and spread across the world since 2009, and Russia was no exception, so there are fans of it in the country and they are upset that they won’t get a new edition. Warwick Rowers founder and LGBT campaigner Angus Malcolm condemned the Russian decision saying that the key point of the calendar is not to ‘promote’ homosexuality by showing naked male bodies, it is to stand up to discrimination, and discrimination should be fought against in any country. And while the calendar is no longer available in Russia, it does sell in more than 80 other countries around the world. The campaign even counts Sir Ian McKellen, Kylie Minogue and Kris Jenner among its fans.


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