Some stories were just meant for headline writers. The Castro nudists are under attack by Supervisor Scott Wiener, and now they're fighting back with an all-too-common defense: it was those other naked guys behaving badly, not us.
At this afternoon's Board of Supervisors meeting, Wiener will introduce legislation to curb the behavior of the urban nudists who have flocked to the Castro with their own wieners on display. Specifically, Wiener wants them to stop going in restaurants without some covering on, and to stop sitting on public seats without first putting down a buffer. He calls these "public health issues," not ones of morality.
We called up Rusty Mills and Lloyd Fishback, two of the main
Castro nudists we wrote about in a cover feature on how the nudists
are less than welcome by many in the gay neighborhood.
Fishback says he and the other nudists who regularly went to Bisou French
Bistro on Sunday afternoons were told by the restaurant that they had to cover up if they want service after customer complaints. So they don't even eat in the buff
anymore, he said - no city legislation needed.
They also say they always put down a cloth before sitting (to
be fair, this reporter always witnessed them doing as much while reporting on
them). But apparently, one bad actor out in the public plaza at 17th and Castro has
not. The details get grisly, folks.
and hasn't gotten complaints from any specific restaurants. "The police are a little frustrated, but there's not a lot they can do. It's more from citizens who live in the Castro."
Top photo by Francisco Barradas