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Glrf Partners With Dieux De L'aviron (Gods Of Rowing) Calendar

Posted by glrfcentral , 24 November 2014 · 102,402 views
naked rowing, calendar, inclusion and 2 more...
Glrf Partners With Dieux De L'aviron (Gods Of Rowing) Calendar The Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation has formed a promotional and marketing partnership with the Aviron Club Lyon-Caluire, the club behind the 2015 naked rowing calendar, Les Dieux de l'Aviron  (The Gods of Rowing).  The partnership supports the efforts of GLRF to further the acceptance and inclusion of gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and race...


Outgames And Gay Games One Event Survey

Posted by glrfcentral , 26 August 2014 · 4,244 views

Outgames And Gay Games One Event Survey At first, it was civil war. Then a tentative diplomatic cease fire was reached, although skirmishes have continued outside the official channels among more radical elements of each organization's members.  Finally, an athlete spring uprising, if you will, has begun to emerge, calling for a One World Event.   What are we talking about? The Gay Games an...


Reflections On Coming Out Day

Posted by glrfcentral , 11 October 2012 · 4,888 views

Today is National (International) Coming Out Day.  For some, it gives them a chance to muster the courage to make their sexual orientation a little or a lot more public in a celebratory and accepting manner.  For the politicos, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the gay community and point to the high profile 'inductees' as proof that all...


See Backwards, The Rowing Movie With Glrf's New Calendar Feature: Rsvp

Posted by glrfcentral , 13 September 2012 · 5,255 views
Backwards, a 'rowmance' movie starring Sarah Megan Thomas and James Van Der Beek, opens nationwide this month in the United States.  Rowers everywhere will enjoy the story of an Olympic athlete struggling to find her place after losing a seat on the national team.  Set in Philadelphia, there are great shots of Boathouse Row and rowing on the...


Gopro Rowing Videos Are Taking Off

Posted by glrfcentral , 14 April 2012 · 6,850 views

Over the past year, we've noticed more and more of the GoPro-produced rowing videos appearing on the GLRF Rowing Videos page. They are amazing to watch since they really give the viewer a sense of the joy and serenity in rowing.  

We can see why they videos are...


Homophobia At British Airways

Posted by glrfcentral , 06 March 2012 · 7,795 views

We certainly hope the current web management practices at British Airways are a result of sloppy query code in blocking websites and not a pervasive attitude towards the gay and lesbian community.

At a recent visit to the British Airways North Lounge, Terminal B, London Heathrow Airport, GLRF team members were surprised to find the Gay + Lesbian Rowing...


A Photo Essay On Rowing, And Nothing Else

Posted by glrfcentral , 17 January 2012 · 3,084 views

Posted Image Paris-based photographer and former rower Eric Lanuit has profiled rowers at a regatta in France in a...


Florida Rowing Center Boat Sales List Posted

Posted by glrfcentral , 26 December 2011 · 3,246 views

Just across the wire: the Florida Rowing Center (FRC) has just posted the boats that will be available for sale at the end of the 2012 winter rowing season.

The idea behind the boat sales list is to encourage rowers to head down to FRC, enjoy some sweet...


Another Rowing Movie On The Way

Posted by glrfcentral , 10 November 2011 · 1,881 views

Perez Hilton recently reported on a new rowing movie currently in production, featuring Sarah Megan Thomas, James Van Der Beek and Glenn Morshower.  

Perez gives a quick synopsis:

... the...


Row In My Shoes And You Will Know My Joy

Posted by glrfcentral , 31 May 2011 · 10,124 views

There are few words that can truly express the experience and the feel of rowing in a setup boat. We found this video in our Rowing Videos feed page and thought it might be useful for those looking to jump into the sport as well as coaches hoping to show crews some of...

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