Tag Archives: nudism

DENMARK: Political Gadfly Runs For Prime Minister With Nude Campaign Poster

Via the Local Denmark: John Erik Wagner wants voters to know two things: 1) he is running for prime minister and 2) he is proud of his penis. He doesn’t stand a chance of winning, but say this for John Erik Wagner: the man’s got balls. Although to be fair, they aren’t on full display along with his penis in ...

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Fire Island Bans Nude Sunbathing

In response to reports of public sex and other actually serious crimes, park rangers with the National Seashore authority have banned nude sunbathing on all of Fire Island, which comprises 17 residential communities along the barrier island off of Long Island. The main trouble spot appears not to be the popular gay communities of Cherry Grove and The Pines. The ...

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Well-Hung Art

At a Vienna gallery showing a special exhibition of male nudes, art fans were invited to attend in the nude themselves. These museum goers didn’t just leave their outerwear at the coat check. They handed over their shirts, trousers, underwear – everything, except their shoes and socks. The occasion at Vienna’s Leopold Museum was a special after-hour showing of “Nude ...

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Nudism Activists Arrested In SF

Four activists were arrested in San Francisco after they disrobed in public to protest the public nudity ban which went into effect on Friday. Nude activists Gypsy Taub, George Davis, Trey Allen and Dany DeVero were detained and cited by police after they stripped down in front of City Hall on a mild and sunny afternoon. A handful of other ...

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Court Upholds SF Nudity Ban

Yesterday a federal court dismissed an attempt to block San Francisco’s recently-approved ban on public nudity.  The ban will go into effect as scheduled on Friday. Matthew Bajko has more at Bay Area Reporter: In his ruling Chen wrote that “the court concludes that the ordinance does not conflict with state law, that plaintiffs’ facial challenge to the ordinance based ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Bill Donohue

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SF Nudists Go To Federal Court

Activists are trying to block San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner’s bill to outlaw public nudity and yesterday their case began in federal court. The 90-minute-long hearing was a low-decibel and mostly cordial affair punctuated by numerous case citations and cavalcades of legal jargon. If not for eccentrically dressed members of the gallery and the frequent recitation of the ordinance’s text ...

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Fischer On SF’s Nudity Ban

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SF Narrowly Passes Nudity Ban

Late this afternoon San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to ban nudity in public places. Supervisors Jane Kim, John Avalos, Eric Mar, Christina Olague and David Campos voted to oppose the ban. Campos argued that police resources could better be spent fighting violent crime, instead of tracking down naked men roaming the streets. Other supervisors argued the ban seemed ...

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Quote Of The Day – Bill Donohue

“Homosexuals have been walking around naked in San Francisco with increasing regularity, and tomorrow lawmakers will rule on whether to adopt an ordinance that would make public nudity illegal. There is a caveat: because gay pride is inseparable from genital liberation, the law being considered would still allow these men to go naked at the annual gay pride parade, and ...

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SF To Rule On Public Nudity Tomorrow

Tomorrow San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will rule on a proposed ban on public nudity, which has long been legal on city streets provided that a person isn’t in a state of “obvious arousal.” Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to “expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region ...

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San Francisco’s Proposed Nudity Ban Would Exempt Street Fairs And Parades

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner says he hasn’t yet decided on introducing a ban on public nudity, but if he does the bill will exempt street fairs and parades. From the Bay Area Reporter: After last week’s story was published, Wiener contacted the B.A.R. to clarify that if he does submit a public nudity ban it would only apply to ...

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San Francisco May Reconsider Nudity Ban

As we’ve discussed here several times before, it is completely legal to be fully nude on the streets of San Francisco, provided one does not appear to be in a “sexually excited state.” A handful of nudists from other neighborhoods like to congregate in the relatively sunny Castro, where they are hassled less often by residents. But nudity may soon ...

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