Have you dreamed of being a fly on the wall in a rugby team’s locker room? Yeah, us too. Fortunately, to celebrate their 20th anniversary as the first gay rugby team in the UK, the Kings Cross Steelers stipped and posed for an intimate photoshoot.
The photos will be published in an upcoming book to be published by ‘zine Meat. The book, entitled Meat The Kings Cross Steelers, is a collection of photos by Meat’s founder, Adrian Lourie. It features 29 of the team’s studly players in a variety of poses.
In an interview with Gay Times, Christopher Kang, 1st XC player of The Kings Cross Steelers, said “I see myself as a pretty average looking-dude so I don’t really see myself as a pin-up anything … So I’m chuffed that I’ve had the good fortune of joining a long line of Meat magazine dudes alongside so many of my fellow Steelers. The Steelers has not only helped pave the way for inclusive rugby teams but also helped hanged perceptions about gay sportsmen.”
Alex Smith, Chairman of the Kings Cross Steelers added, “Despite so much progress over the last 20 years, it can still be very difficult to be an out gay man, made even more so by a lot of unhelpful noise around how to be, act or look within the community. That’s why I’m proud that the Kings Cross Steelers have partnered with Meat to help show that anyone can be a pin-up by simply being yourself.” You can watch the newest teaser below!