Bare Chest Calendar 2020

Here’s one just for the gay guys out there—or anyone, really, who appreciates seeing healthy, handsome, barechested men working to raise funds for a great cause.

Every year since 1985, “Team BCC” has produced The Bare Chest Calendar. We’ve all seen glossy, slickly produced calendars featuring uber-muscled men, like Colt calendars. Well, Team BCC takes a different approach. None of the twelve models for the calendar (plus one “Mr. Lucky 13”) is a professional model or adult film star—they are the men of San Francisco, men you’re likely to run into in the Castro or South of Market, ordinary extraordinary gentlemen who donate their time, money, and bodies to a beautiful project that benefits the community. The calendar men show up at street fairs and such here in San Francisco, like the Folsom Street Fair and the Castro Street Fair, and otherwise work all year hawking the calendar.

Tell Me More: Photographers Bill Weaver, Rich Stadtmiller, and “Dot” (Tom Schmidt) are the skilled folks whose photographs grace the calendar. All have published photographs both locally and nationally. One of the photographers, Bill Weaver, was dubbed “Saint Snaps of the Seductive Shutter” by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for his service to the community.

How Much: The calendar is $25. The calendar ships for free within the United States (sorry, no foreign delivery).

How to Order: Go to www.barechest.org to order the calendar and/or to make a donation to Team BCC. When you order, be sure to indicate your favorite calendar man (all images are available on their website) and that man will get credit for the sale!

Who Benefits: PRC (formerly the Positive Resource Center) in San Francisco. PRC was founded in 1987 to provide a multitude of services to help thousands of people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, or mental health issues. The services include emergency financial assistance for short-term security; legal representation for access to basic income and healthcare benefits; and residential treatment, supportive housing, and employment training for longer-term social rehabilitation.

—Reporting by Hank Trout


Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.