The boys from Boxers are back in their briefs
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Boxers – a chain of queer bars in New York City – are showcasing every inch of what their bar-staff have to offer.
Photographed by Andrew Werner, the annual calendar from Boxers sees their camera-friendly barmen stripping down to their underwear – all for a good cause.
Proceeds from the calendar will benefit Out My Closet, a nonprofit organisation that empowers displaced and under-resourced LGBTQ youth with clothing grants, counselling services, and other outreach and educational programs.
“This year’s calendar is significant because 2020 marks the ten-year anniversary of Boxers…” explains Boxers’ owner Bob Fluet, who opened the first location in Chelsea in 2010 with Rob Hynds. “In those ten years, the community has made tremendous strides including the military repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, nationwide marriage equality, increased awareness of trans rights and the first WorldPride hosted in the USA right here in NYC. The fight is not over yet but we are well on our way!”
The featured models represent a mix of current bartenders from Boxer’s three New York City locations.
“Some have been with us for a long time and others exemplify the future of Boxers…” confirms George Maestre – director of programming and operations for Boxers.
Embracing the concept of a sports bar, Boxers bars feature pool tables, beer on tap, brick oven pizza, and big-screen sports.
The Boxers 2020 Calendar is available for free, while supplies last, at all three Boxers locations.