South Africa's Jozi Cats, the first gay rugby team in Africa, is using a provocative advertising campaign to recruit members to its club.
"A stereotype isn't who you are, your sexuality doesn't determine your success in life," says the club's chairman Teveshan Kuni.
Formed in early 2016, the team features players such as flanker Desmond Roux -- who depicts the "Queen" stereotype in the campaign.
"We're looking to debunk stereotypes, to challenge the preconception that because you don't look like a conventional rugby player, you can't be one," Kuni adds.
"Lots of international guys (from other gay clubs) feared hearing us forming because South Africa is one of the superpowers of the rugby world. Apparently some of the guys are really afraid of us," says Larry Viljoen -- AKA "Fairy."
"There's so much space to grow," says Nathi Khoza, who portrayed "Pansy." "The attraction for me is the physicality, high intensity, personal competition. It's always been a nice place to have a good bunch of mates as well."
"It's skills, it's fitness, it's love, it's dedication," Kuni says. "If you've got all of that you can be successful in anything, including rugby."
"We were looking to recruit players and I think it's done more than that," Kuni adds. "It's started a conversation about homophobia in sport, more specifically homophobia in rugby."
"We're running a campaign to make awareness of people who are homosexual in our society to have courage to actually step out," says Chris Herbst -- "Flamer" in the photo shoot.