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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nudists Plan Protest at City Hall Today

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:40 AM

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It’s a beautiful day for a nude protest, and at noon, you can enjoy one at City Hall.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

S.F. Nudists Found Guilty of Being Nude

Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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A San Francisco judge has ruled that three local nudists were violating city law when they decided to strip down in front of City Hall back in February.

The trio was arrested on Feb. 1, the same day the city's nudity ban went into effect; they claimed they should not have been arrested, and have insisted that police are targeting them and violating their free speech.

But a judge totally disagreed yesterday afternoon, ruling that they were all three guilty, at least of disobeying the new city law, and ordered them each to pay a $100 fine as well as $92 in court fees.Their attorney, Christina DiEdoardo, says she will appeal the judge's decision within the next 30 days.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Notorious Nudists Arrested for Being Nude Head to Trial, Claim They Were Kidnapped

Posted By on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM


The prolific nudists who insisted on being totally exposed even after it was made illegal in San Francisco are headed to court tomorrow to fight the city on this pressing civil right.

According to naked activists, the nudists were part of a "legitimate and newsworthy political demonstration on Feb. 1, the first day the San Francisco nudity ban took effect, yet four of them were arrested and cited outside City Hall (three were nude, one was wearing sheer underpants).

The four were handcuffed, thrown in the back of a police van and taken to a nearby police substation and unlawfully detained, the activists say.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Cover Up, Porn Parody on SF Nudity Ban, NSFW Trailer Released

Posted By on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Supervisor Scott Cox before (and probably after) he gets a blow job - NAKED SWORD
  • Naked Sword
  • Supervisor Scott Cox before (and probably after) he gets a blow job

As promised, we're keeping our readers abreast of the upcoming release of the much-anticipated porn parody, The Cover Up, which pokes(!) fun of San Francisco's new public nudity ban.

Naked Sword's film, which was shot right here in San Francisco's Castro District, features some rather graphic gay porn scenes starring Supervisor Scott Cox, not to be confused with Supervisor Scott Wiener. But don't worry, we embedded the censored trailer for you, so you can still tool around watching this while on the job.

See Also: Local Porn Stars Shoot Parody Film About S.F. Nudity Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Judge Says Public Nudists Still Can't Be Nude in Public

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM


San Francisco's nudists' last-ditch effort to drop trou in public has been thwarted again. A federal judge said "hell no" to the nudists' request for a restraining order against the city which would have allowed them to run around sans garments, despite the city's ban on public nudity.

Yesterday, Judge Edward Chen ruled that the motion filed by the activists last week was "lacking in details" and was "lacking in any substantive legal argument in support." Thus, he denied their request, forcing all San Francisco nudists to get dressed.

See Also: Fox News Thinks Everyone in San Francisco Is Naked Right Now

Per the judges ruling:

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Nudists Sue SFPD Over Arrests

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 7:32 AM

This is still happening whether you like it or not - JOSEPH SCHELL
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  • This is still happening whether you like it or not

As promised, San Francisco's prolific public nudists resubmitted their claim against the city -- and this time the Police Department, too -- claiming their freedom to express themselves (aka be naked in public) was violated last month when they were arrested.

On Friday, after a brief and naked protest, their attorney Christina DiEdoardo filed the complaint in federal court, basing it on illegal arrests the SFPD made on Feb 1 (the first day of the nudity ban) and Feb. 27 when nudist activists were peacefully protesting, which included a ("respectful") dance performance.

"Those were blatant violations of the 1st Amendment right to free speech (both the political and the artistic expression) as well as of the 14th Amendment equal protection rights," the nudists claim.

See Also: Here's How S.F. Nudists Would Dress, If They Did Wear Clothes

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Dancing Naked People to Bait Police and Hopefully Get Arrested

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

He does kinda have a ballerina's body
  • He does kinda have a ballerina's body

Nudists have taken this whole being-naked-at-all-times thing to a new and musical level; now the naturists want police to come after them with cuffs any time they drop trou in public.

So on Wednesday, notorious nudists Gypsy Taub and George Davis are going to try again to lure the cops by staging a "body freedom dance performance" accompanied by violinist Erik Hoffman. This lewd performance will begin at noon -- admission is free.

The goal is to get the cops to come out and cite them -- or better yet haul them off in handcuffs in a totally non-kinky way -- so that they can bolster their latest claim against the city, saying police are discriminating against them for practicing their First Amendment right to free "speech."

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Local Porn Stars Shoot Parody Film About S.F. Nudity Ban

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 8:16 AM

The understudy
  • The understudy

Perhaps to the chagrin of Supervisor Scott Wiener, some creative and talented pornographers are giving San Francisco's nudists another shot at being in the spotlight.

San Francisco studio NakedSword has plans to create a gay porn parody of San Francisco's nudity ban, starring who else, but Supervisor Scott Cox.

The camera crews were out and about on Sunday filming scenes from The Cover Up, featuring an on-location nudity ban protest with none other than the notorious naked activist Gypsy Taub. And yes, they did have a permit to film.

"I was really frustrated by the way the [nudity ban] played out," co-writer Conner Habib to told the HuffPo. "The whole thing was pretty ridiculous."

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Nudists Finally Get Into Trouble for Being Naked in Public

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM


As promised, San Francisco's nudists took off their clothes today and rallied outside City Hall, and as promised, the cops were out enforcing the brand spankin' new law prohibiting nudists from taking off their clothes in public.

Today, the ban on public nudity went into effect, just two days after a federal judged tossed the nudists' challenge to the city's ban. The naturists vowed that that wouldn't stop them from stripping down today; in fact they were pretty darn hopeful they'd get cited by the cops.

And that they did. According to Officer Carlos Manfredi, police issued four tickets to nudists who refused to put on pants.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Only Thing Unsightlier Than Public Nudists Is Naked PETA Activists (Update)

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 3:16 PM

You be the judge - COURTESY OF PETA
  • Courtesy of PETA
  • You be the judge

Update 3:13 p.m.:PETA folks contacted us this afternoon, asking that we run an updated photo of the real PETA nudists so that you can see for yourself that they are in no way "unsightly." So here you go, the updated (NSFW) photo is to your right.

Original story 8 a.m.: It's clear PETA activists aren't appreciative of all the negative attention San Francisco's nudists are taking away from them. So naturally, the always-offended group is attempting to one-up the city's naturists with a let's-get-naked rally of their own.

On Thursday, PETA activists will gather outside City Hall "wearing nothing but the smiles on their faces." Their cause really has nothing to do with nudism, body expression, or the First Amendment, but they are advocating on behalf of animal skin, if you're desperate for a connection.

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