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Friday, October 5, 2012

Nudists to Rally for Naked People, But Kindly Ask That You Leave Your Hard-Ons at Home

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Now that Supervisor Scott Wiener has officially introduced legislation to ban public nudity, naked people are organizing a (clothing-optional) fight.

If you really want to get your point across, then go ahead and mark Oct. 20 as a day you plan to spend naked in public. The nudists of San Francisco are asking you all to come out to Jane Warner Plaza for at least two hours and show the world (and Scott Wiener) what you got.

Check out the official invite:

See also: Scott Wiener to Introduce Legislation Forcing Nudists to Wear Clothes

Here's How Nudists Would Dress if They Did Wear Clothes

As many of you have heard, San Francisco Supervisors have been discussing a ban on nudity in San Francisco. Although they say it would not include events like Pride and Folsom, it would include public transportation which many would need to use to get to these events.

It would also ban anyone wearing chaps or jock straps in public or showing any genital exposure.

The bill is to get rid of the nudists who walk around Castro, but we have to consider several things. A) People are and should be entitled to live their lives the way they want. B) San Francisco has always been the city where you can let your freak flag fly without any judgement. C) Nudity is not something that should be covered up and the human body is not something that we should take shame in (regardless of who is exposed).

And believe it or not, even nudists have their boundaries.

"Lets rally together in our jock straps, chaps, or whatever shows your ass in public. Nudity welcomed. If you come nude, know that current laws state you cannot be lewd in public meaning you can not have a hard on, and cannot perform sexual acts in any way. It's a celebration of the human body and to protect our rights," the invitation states.

Earlier this week, Wiener asked the Board of Supervisors to consider passing a new law that would ban public nudity from almost everywhere in the city, except at events where you go to be naked, i.e., Folsom Street Fair and Bay to Breakers. Also, kids under the age of 5 will still be allowed to run around without clothes on.

Obviously, the legion of folks out there who feel restrained by clothing are not happy, and they aren't holding back, as you can see from these recent Facebook posts.

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Hm. Maybe the public nudists could donate their clothes to people who are living on welfare. Just a thought.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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