Boxers Celebrates Ten Years as America's Gay Sports Bar with New 2020 Calendar


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Friday January 17, 2020

Who doesn't love photos of beautiful people in their skivvies, especially when it's for a good cause? The Boxers 2020 Calendar features twelve months of undie perfection that is sure to brighten every day of the new year. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2020 Boxers calendar is on Youtube:

"This year's calendar is significant because 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Boxers," says 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!"

To emphasize the community's latest concentration on gender equality, Boxers chose to include, for the first time, a female in the 2020 calendar.

"It was important to include Kelly in the calendar," says Director of Programming and Operations, George Maestre. "Not only because she is an integral part of our team, but because we have an eclectic clientele at Boxers and we want our staff to reflect that diversity. Times are changing and gay bars need to become inclusive of everyone. We are proud to be leading the change."

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," Maestre continues.

Boxers teamed up with LGBTQ ally, Smirnoff Vodka, for the 2020 calendar ("Their generous sponsorship made this year's project possible," says Rob Hynds) and proceeds from the calendar will benefit Out My Closet, a nonprofit organization that empowers displaced and under-resourced LGBTQ youth with clothing grants, counseling services, and other outreach and educational programs.

Photographed by Andrew Werner in New York City, all the models featured in the calendar graciously volunteered their time (and bodies!) to help shine the spotlight on LGBTQ youth and Out My Closet.

Billed as America's Gay Sports Bar, Boxers mixes mainstream sports bars elements like pool tables, beer on tap, brick oven pizza, 2-for-1 happy hours and flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports games with DJs, large outside spaces, pop music videos and shirtless male jock bartenders in - what else? - their boxers. Sports fans can catch all the NFL Superbowl action at Boxers this month.

The Boxers 2020 Calendar is available for free, while supplies last, at all three Boxers locations.

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