Glrf Partners With Dieux De L'aviron (Gods Of Rowing) Calendar
GLRF serves as the exclusive marketing partner for the calendar in North America. The calendar was on display at the GLRF booth for two of the largest fall head races in North America, the Head of the Schuylkill and the Head of the Hooch, and is available online at http://shop.glrf.info
GLRF hopes its sales efforts in North America will develop a greater awareness for the impressive calendar which features several elite rowers who have competed and won gold and silver at the French National Rowing Championships. Proceeds of the sales help to raise funds for the Aviron Club Lyon-Caluire as well as the Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation.
In turn, the Aviron Club Lyon-Caluire has pledged their support for the Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation by affixing the GLRF logo directly on the calendar, along with highlighting the three main goals of the organization:
- Provides a worldwide online community to connect gay and lesbian rowers, coxies, coaches, and race and regatta officials
- Seeks to achieve the open acceptance [beyond tolerance] of gay and lesbian rowers in the broader rowing community
- Promotes rowing in the global lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population.
GLRF is literally on the front lines striving for acceptance and inclusion of gay and lesbian rowers at all levels of the sport within the broader rowing community. GLRF hosts vendor booths at the largest straight rowing regattas in North America, creating a visible presence to the chief influencers within the rowing community: parents, coaches, teammates, and race officials.
In 2014, GLRF hosted 8 booths at some of the largest rowing regattas, including the San Diego Crew Classic, the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, the Southwest Junior Rowing Championships, the American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships, the USRowing Junior National Championships, the Head of the Charles Regatta, the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, and the Head of the Hooch Regatta.