We all know and love Warwick rowers – they might be straight, but they’re campaigning for equal rights like there’s no tomorrow! And they just decided to send a message to the US president-elect and other world leaders… and to do it – naked!
“It’s been a difficult year for human rights. Many parts of the world, including Russia, Turkey and parts of Africa and the Middle East, seem to be going backwards, particularly if you are female or LGBT. The Brexit vote in the UK has seen a rise in intolerance and hate crimes, including a 147% increase in homophobic attacks. The election of Donald Trump in the US is believed to be having a similar effect, and his new team includes a Vice President who has consistently voted against LGBT rights and against a woman’s right to choose. The Warwick Rowers are a group of young male athletes who happen to be straight but refuse to let their politics be defined by their sex or their sexuality. Here they make a plea to the new US administration and to all leaders around the world to support equality and human rights for all. Find out more at warwickrowers.org and go to sportallies.org to check out Sport Allies, the registered charity the rowers fund to promote greater inclusion in sport.”—The Warwick Rowers, in an open letter addressed to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and the world’s leaders
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'As straight allies we believe that everyone should have the same human rights, regardless of gender or sexual identity' @toms_wr, @lucasetienne_ and @cian_wr have a message for @realdonaldtrump and @mike.pence. Here we are filming it with supporters in London. Visit our website to find out more and please please share to help this message reach the people in power!
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) December 15, 2016