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  • 4 Mt Kinabalu nudists remanded

    06/10/2015 10:43:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Arnaz M. Khairul
    It is only a matter of time before notorious Canadian nudist Emil Kaminski arrives in the clutches of police after four of his accomplices, including two women, were today served with four-day remand orders in the Kota Kinabalu Magistrates Court following their arrests yesterday. The quartet - two Candian brothers aged 22 and 23, a Dutch national and a British woman - were detained separately, three surrendered at the Kota Kinabalu District police headquarters and the other was arrested before boarding a flight at the Tawau Airport.
  • 10,000 nudists, free spirits to gather in Utah

    06/21/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 6/20/2014
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are preparing for the nudity and free-spiritedness they expect to take over a corner of national forest about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. The first revelers are setting up camp this week at the annual Rainbow Family gathering in northern Utah, and attendance is expected to total about 10,000. They have begun building kitchens and pitching tents in advance of their July 4 celebration. The group has already crashed a nearby wedding reception, raiding platters and forgoing any effort to blend in, members of the party reported to the Wasatch County police.
  • Nudist father facing child porn charges says naked photos of his daughters....

    11/07/2013 9:17:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    mail online ^ | Jessica Jerreat
    FULL TITLE: Nudist father facing child porn charges says naked photos of his daughters were 'familyA South Florida nudist facing child porn charges has claimed photos of his three daughters, aged 8 to 12, are family portraits. Brian Martens, who lives at a Palm Beach nudist colony, claimed there was nothing sexual about the photos, which were taken by a neighbor who has since been convicted of child pornography. Martens admits he gave professional photographer Leslie Grey Vanaman permission to take pictures of his daughters, but at least one photo was a close up of a girl's genital area, investigators...
  • San Francisco nudists rally for right to bare it all

    11/15/2012 6:02:43 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14 | Ronnie Cohen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two dozen pro-nudity activists wearing little but their righteous indignation assembled on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday to protest a proposed municipal ban on public nakedness. (Snip) "Nudophobic bigotry has now taken root here in San Francisco," Rusty Mills, 69, stripped down to his tanned birthday suit, told his fellow demonstrators as they stood in the sunshine of an unseasonably warm, 70-degree Fahrenheit (21-degree Celsius) fall day. (Snip) On the way back to City Hall, elementary school children playing on a schoolyard gawked and pointed at the naked demonstrators. Supervisor Scott Wiener...
  • CBS Quickly Covers GOP Congressman's Skinny-Dipping; Dallied On Weiner

    08/20/2012 1:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    re hours after Politico reported on Republican Congressman Eric Yoder's admitted skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee in Israel, CBS highlighted the story on its Monday morning newscast. By contrast, the network was slow to report on former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner's lewd photo scandal in 2011. On June 1 of that year, ABC and NBC's morning shows reported on the "underwear uproar," while CBS's Early Show punted on the story. The following day, CBS played up conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart's early role in spreading word of the New York liberal's indecent Twitter pic: "Supporters of Weiner note that it...
  • Cover your eyes! Nude-in planned for Saturday

    09/21/2011 2:43:49 PM PDT · by MeNeFrego · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/21/11 | Heather Knight
    Consider yourself warned: those naked guys in the Castro are going to turn out in force on Saturday for a noon-time “nude-in” at what they call The Buff Stop. (For non-nudists, that’s the plaza at the corner of Castro and 17th Street.) Though the naked guys aren’t fans of Supervisor Scott Wiener’s recently proposed legislation mandating that they put a towel down on a public chair or bench before sitting on it, the nude-in is actually unrelated. It was planned weeks ago as a sort of pre-party for Sunday’s Folsom Street Fair. Because, you know, that day-long celebration of all...
  • The Naked Truth and Public Nudity in San Francisco

    09/12/2011 7:40:56 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 10 September | Selwyn Duke
    There currently is a debate raging over public nudity in San Francisco. It’s not what you think. It’s already entirely legal to parade about in the buff on the city’s streets, and no one is discussing the resurrection of indecent-exposure laws. Rather, the question is whether sanitary behavior — namely, posterior protection for public seating — should be required of nudists by law. Reports the Los Angeles Times: Retired math teacher David Goldman and his husband, Michael Koehn, were sharing a pleasant alfresco moment at a public plaza in the heart of the Castro district this week, passing a slender...
  • Message to nudists: At least be sanitary

    09/06/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 71 replies
    SFGate: Capitol Insider ^ | 9/6/11 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The naked truth, it seems, is that San Francisco is once again going to emerge as a city ripe for ridicule -- or a beacon of free expression -- depending on your point of view. The latest issue? Public nudity. Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation today intended to get to the bottom of the gross-out factor when it comes to public nudity. His proposal would require people who bare all for all to see to at the very least place a towel or like item underneath them when they sit down. The proposed restrictions also would require nudists to...
  • Nudists Say No to Scanners

    11/18/2010 10:18:22 AM PST · by jazminerose · 10 replies ^ | 11/18/10 | Joy Tiz
    People who run around naked at a Palm Springs resort reject the notion of body scanners at the airport. To date, Palm Springs International Airport doesn’t actually have any body scanners, but the nudist community has weighed in. "It’s an invasion of privacy,’ Michael Patrick Williams, general manager of The Desert Sun Resort, told City News Service. ‘Naturists aren’t really different from anyone else.’" Of course, “naturists” are exactly like the rest of us, except for the part about wandering around naked amid a bunch of strangers. "‘We protect our guests’ privacy’, Williams said. ‘Naturists have as much right to...
  • Nudists to lobby Capitol Hill this week

    06/07/2010 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 66+ views
    Nudists to lobby Capitol Hill this week By Jordan Fabian - 06/07/10 09:53 AM ET The nudist lobby is headed to Capitol Hill this week to discuss issues important to it with Congress. The American Association for Nude Recreation sent out a colorful press release Monday morning announcing the visit. While on Capitol Hill, the AANR will push back against "well-intentioned" Internet legislation it says could affect nudist websites and businesses. Here are some excerpts from the release. Kissimmee, FL (June 4, 2010) — Nudists with the American Association for Nude Recreation say there may not be a nude beach...
  • More than 5,000 Australians strip on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in the name of art

    03/02/2010 12:37:22 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 51 replies · 1,679+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st March 2010 | Staff
    More than 5,000 people turned up at the Sydney Opera House today to get naked in the name of art. Braving an early morning chill they shed their clothes, abandoned any embarrassment, and posed naked for renowned American nudist photographer Spencer Tunick. People came in all shapes and sizes and one heavily pregnant woman even postponed the birth of her twins so she could take part.
  • Nudists complain about sea lion carcass on beach

    01/06/2010 7:44:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 959+ views
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- Some Orange County nudists are fuming over the burial of a rotting sea lion carcass on a San Onofre beach. The naturists said Tuesday that state parks officials buried the animal on the beach near Trail 6, . . . the dead animal's fin sticks out of the sand just a few yards from a volleyball court near where people still sunbathe naked. He says the stench is so overpowering
  • Mother outraged by naked bicycle protest (Seattle of course)

    08/03/2009 11:33:43 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 123 replies · 4,868+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 8-3-09 | Michelle Esteban
    SEATTLE -- An Everett mother says she's outraged over a weekend protest full of naked cyclists. The group was riding along the Seattle waterfront Friday night wearing nothing but smiles to expose some of the dangers they face. But not everyone was smiling. "I looked and there were naked men with their genitals hanging out," said Marcy Hayes, who was there with her 6-year-old daughter Ashland. "I'm yelling at my daughter to look away." Hayes says she and her daughter walked out of the Seattle Aquarium and right into the path of a pack of cyclists and all their nakedness....
  • French Nightclubs Burned Down in War Between Swingers and Nudists; France Surrenders

    11/25/2008 10:06:01 PM PST · by Scott Martin · 24 replies · 1,989+ views
    <p>One of Europe’s most famous nudist colonies has become the subject of an unusual investigation by French detectives after the destruction of three nightclubs in fires blamed on naturist "hardliners."</p> <p>The normally peaceful Cap d’Agde, a magnet for nudists in the south of France, has been plunged into anxiety as investigators suspect "fundamentalist" nudists of harboring a grudge against the échangistes, or swingers, who are drawn to the town by the promise of sex.</p>
  • Seattle Parks seeking to ban nudity

    11/13/2008 9:18:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies · 1,330+ views ^ | 11/13/2008 | By Erik Lacitis
    This city's famous tolerance for the unconventional just got a little less so. Here is a message from Seattle Parks and Recreation to all you nature lovers: Cover up those rear ends or face a possible criminal-trespass prosecution. The proposed rule will have a public hearing Jan. 8, and parks commissioners will make a recommendation to Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher two weeks later. That means you types who like to sneak a little skinny dipping at one of the city's beaches. That means you naturists who like to get together in some secluded park location, and ... barbecue naked! Maybe...
  • Florida nudists voting rights

    10/31/2008 8:47:55 PM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 19 replies · 1,111+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | October 31, 2008 | Geoff Fox
    LAND O' LAKES - Whether they're cooking, cleaning, watching TV or playing tennis, nudists like to be nude. Same goes for voting. People at the upscale, clothing-optional Caliente Resorts off U.S. 41 want to establish the first clothing-optional polling place in the country. Most voters who live at Caliente exercise their rights at a nearby subdivision, where clothing isn't optional. Although there's no concrete data on how many nudists live in the area, state Sen. Victor Crist, R-Tampa, has estimated that Pasco County has 12,000 "nude votes." The resort wants to make it easier for Caliente residents and members of...
  • Dutch Christian naturists forced to cancel naked mass

    09/30/2008 6:57:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 18 replies · 404+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-29-08 | Bruno Waterfield
    A church service for Dutch Christian naturists has been cancelled this weekend after hostile reactions from other, more conventional, worshippers. Naked celebrants abandoned plans to hold a second service after media coverage of their first mass, held in a nudist park during the summer, led to a flood of threatening phone calls and emails from more orthodox Christians. "I don't understand what all the fuss is about," said a spokesman for the Gan Eden or Garden of Eden group. "We are just a group of Christians and we want to hold a church service."....
  • Nudists put it all on for Christmas event

    12/23/2006 5:36:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies · 1,047+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/23/6 | Chris Metinko
    CASTRO VALLEY - At least one night a year, both the gifts and the nudists come wrapped at the Sequoians Clothes Free Club. "Honestly, there are some members who aren't happy we have clothed events," said the club's vice president, Bill Hendricks. The Sequoians' annual Christmas potluck and gift exchange is a strictly fabric-required event."But we do it so our members can bring their family and friends and everyone can feel comfortable," Hendricks added. "Usually when these people come to an event like this and see what this place is all about, they're much more accepting of the club."Apparently a...
  • Nude people in town center could prompt ban

    08/22/2006 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Abathar · 45 replies · 3,601+ views ^ | August 21, 2006 | AP
    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. --Complaints about young people who spend time in downtown naked have prompted the Select Board to explore an anti-nudity ordinance. Groups of young people have been congregating in a downtown parking lot and enjoying the warm summer weather without clothing, and that bothers some local residents. "A parking lot is not a strip club. It's a parking lot," resident Theresa Toney told the Select Board last week. She said she has seen repeated instances of naked people hanging out downtown. "This is a problem. What about children seeing this?" Toney asked. Vermont has no law against nudity, though...
  • Perverts spark nudist ban on north Cornwall beach(UK)

    08/10/2006 2:25:54 PM PDT · by Dane · 12 replies · 2,034+ views ^ | August 9, 2006 | Ian Morgan
    Perverts spark nudist ban on north Cornwall beach Publisher: Ian Morgan Published: 09/08/2006 - 15:58:07 PM print version Naturism has been banned from a three mile stretch of north Cornwall beach and sand dunes after 40 years because of the perverts it attracts, it emerged today. Military and civilian police will patrol the coast between Perranporth and the Ministry of Defence training camp at Penhale to ensure the cover up, spelled out with signs, is observed. The ban has been put in place by the Ministry of Defence, Perranzabuloe parish council and Haven Holiday Park. The commandant of Penhale Camp,...
  • Clothing-optional resorts become height of fashion

    08/10/2006 1:09:00 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 26 replies · 4,143+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 10, 2006 | Marcia Langhenry
    Joe Lettelier and his wife, Becky, are on the road in a bus, picturing naked people frolicking. Maybe you'd like to have Lettelier's complaint. Business is so good, he can't bear to retire just yet. What he'd really like to do at 61 is kick back, splitting time between homes on Florida's Gulf Coast and in the woods north of Atlanta. But this real estate niche is just taking off. The bus recently pulled into Paradise Valley Resort, an out-of-the-way enclave north of Atlanta that Lettelier and his partners bought and targeted for upgrades three years ago. Visitors pull up...
  • Girl 'raped after drinking with boy at nudist colony'

    08/05/2006 12:41:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 143 replies · 13,255+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/5/06 | Colin Randall
    An English schoolgirl has been raped while on holiday with her family at a nudist colony in the south of France. The girl, believed to be from London, is alleged to have been attacked by a 19-year-old man in a caravan at the Bélézy camp, one of Europe's biggest for naturists, at Bédoin in the Vaucluse. She is said to be under 15 and regularly attends the colony with her family, who are of Swedish origin. The suspect is described as a ''brilliant" science student who lives locally. He denied the charge when questioned by an investigating magistrate. Michel Roubard,...
  • Nude cyclists peel off around Spanish cities [Lefties continue to show love for nude protest]

    06/10/2006 2:20:36 PM PDT · by sully777 · 42 replies · 5,107+ views
    Reuters/ ^ | Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:40pm ET
    MADRID (Reuters) - Hundreds of nude cyclists pedaled around Spanish cities on Saturday to protest against car-clogged streets and demand greater respect for pollution-free transport. With slogans like "one car less" and "bio methanol" painted on their backs, the naked cyclists staged Spain's third annual Ciclonudista or "Nudecycle" in Madrid, Barcelona and Pamplona. The protest was part of world-wide naked bike riding events on Saturday across Europe, North America and South America. "We feel naked when up against traffic because people don't see the bicycle as just another means of transport," said Madrid cyclist Ramon Linaza, wearing only a cycle...
  • Spider-hunting nudist ends with ring of fire

    04/03/2006 5:14:36 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 558+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/3/06 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A red-faced Australian nudist who tried to set fire to what he thought was a deadly funnel web spider's nest ended up with badly burned buttocks, emergency officials said Monday. The 56-year-old man was at a nudist colony near Bowral, about 60 miles southwest of Sydney, Sunday when he spotted what he believed to be a funnel web spider hole. Ambulance workers, including a helicopter crew, were called to the scene after the man poured petrol down the hole and then lit a match in an attempt to kill the offending arachnid. "The exploding gasoline fumes left...
  • Some aim to bare it; some can&#8217;t bear it

    03/28/2006 9:15:52 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 2 replies · 1,315+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Tue, Mar. 21, 2006
    LONEDELL, Mo. — Some residents near this small eastern Missouri town are upset about plans for a resort — a nudist resort. Lawrence Enterprises Inc. of High Ridge, Mo., is seeking a permit for an RV park and campground along with the private nudist resort on 52 acres near Lonedell, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. Details will be discussed today at a meeting of the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission. Company President Lawrence Schulz said in a letter to the commission that in addition to RV sites, plans call for campsites, motel rooms, lease lots and permanent...
  • Naked, cartwheeling teacher gets nine months

    02/08/2006 10:42:29 PM PST · by Fair Go · 52 replies · 2,404+ views
    A male teacher who performed naked cartwheels in front of young female students during a school camp has been jailed for five months. Warren David Schneider, 37 of Brisbane, pleaded guilty in the Queensland District Court to seven counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 years under care. He was today sentenced to 15 months' jail suspended after five months. The court was told Schneider was an art teacher at a private school in Brisbane's south when he committed a series of sexual offences during 2002 against three girls, all of whom were then in Year 7 and...
  • Christians strip to build a new Eden ( OK to be Naked and Unashamed ?)

    12/19/2005 9:53:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 49 replies · 4,548+ views
    THE TIMES OF LONDON ^ | 12/18/2005 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Christians strip to build a new Eden Tony Allen-Mills, New York IN THE beginning was the word of God and God never said anything about brassieres or boxer shorts. Thus was born Natura, America’s first Christian nudist camp. After two years of biblical debate over Adam and Eve and their fig leaves and whether or not nudity is sinful, a 67-year-old Quaker grandfather is preparing to open a modern-day Garden of Eden 40 miles north of Tampa, Florida. Bill Martin’s ambitious plan for a 200-acre Christian- oriented Family Naturist Village has survived legal challenges, doctrinal disputes and a plague of...
  • Chancellor Defends 'Nude' Statue and Meditations With Potential Occult Links [Bishop Pilla]

    09/15/2005 9:29:43 AM PDT · by Diago · 20 replies · 955+ views
    Spirit Daily ___________________________________________Chancellor Defends 'Nude' Statue and Meditations With Potential Occult LinksThe chancellor of a major American diocese has defended the use of both yoga and a form of esoteric therapy called "reiki" as ways of enhancing prayer and healing in a Catholic setting -- a view that appears to be in contradiction of the Vatican.The chancellor, Father Ralph E. Wiatrowski, of Cleveland, says that the diocese does not officially propagate the practices but sees nothing wrong with elements of them. His views first came to light in a letter to a local woman who had complained about  use...
  • The naked truth: House a tough sell -- Colonial sits amid nudist camp

    08/28/2005 1:39:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 2,405+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 08.08.05 | STEFANIE COHEN
    Bill Van Keuren shouldn't have had any trouble selling his family's house. It's a three-story colonial with a formal dining room, thick mahogany doors, leaded-glass windows and an enclosed porch. A spring-fed lake is just steps away, past two tennis courts and a hot tub. The house sits on 145 acres of pristine Sussex County woodlands in a naturist resort. It is priced very attractively at $395,000. Still, it has languished on the market for more than a year, even as its price has been reduced from $450,000. How can such a home defy the roaring real estate market in...
  • 4th Circuit reinstates juvenile nudist camp's free-speech lawsuit-(is this NUTS?...or what?!)

    07/06/2005 5:02:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 102 replies · 5,826+ views
    RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court yesterday reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law requiring parental supervision at a summer camp for juvenile nudists. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the American Association for Nude Recreation-Eastern Region could pursue its claim that the law violates its free-speech rights by crimping its ability to spread its social nudism philosophy. The organization claims it had to cancel a summer camp last summer in southeast Virginia because only 11 of the 35 youths who signed up would have been able to bring a parent as...
  • Going Nude at Berlin's New National Gallery - (not exactly eye candy, IMHO)

    04/10/2005 5:50:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 43 replies · 4,793+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE.COM ^ | APRIL 8, 2005 | Staff
    The New National Gallery in Berlin, Germany, mounts a new work by performance-artist Vanessa Beecroft. The show is as transparent as the modernist masterpiece building itself: the living models are all nude. It isn't everyday that you see 100 naked women standing in the lobby of Berlin's New National Gallery. But on Thursday and Friday, a mass of women between the ages of 18 and 65 stood in the Mies van der Rohe-designed glass and steel architectural monument, wearing nothing but almond oil and see-through tights. The women are part of artist Vanessa Beecroft's new show "VB 55." For three...
  • Gay, Nudist Cruise Barred From Entering Nevis

    03/23/2005 6:32:54 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 36 replies · 7,664+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2005 | Anon
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A gay and nudist cruise was barred from stopping at the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis on Wednesday after authorities said the group would offend local customs. A police patrol boat stopped a Windjammer Barefoot Cruises ship carrying 110 passengers on a six-day cruise as it was approaching Charlestown, Nevis, the ship's captain Cornelius Plantefaber said. Plantefaber said three officers boarded the ship and demanded he accompany them to a meeting onshore that lasted an hour with port authority, police, customs and immigration officials. The Nevis port authority confirmed that they barred the ship...
  • ACLU seeks to revive teen nudist camp lawsuit

    03/16/2005 3:40:56 PM PST · by Jay777 · 42 replies · 3,075+ views
    AP ^ | 16-Mar-05
    RICHMOND, Va. The American Civil Liberties Union urged a federal appeals court today to reinstate a lawsuit challenging a state law that scuttled plans for a nudist camp for children last summer. U-S District Judge Richard Williams ruled the lawsuit was moot because organizers of the nudist camp withdrew their permit application after the law took effect. But A-C-L-U attorney Rebecca Glenberg argued today that organizers still want to conduct the nudist camp for teens at White Tail Park this year and in future years. She said the new law makes that difficult. The law requires parental supervision at nudist...
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Naked?

    02/19/2005 2:12:47 PM PST · by traumer · 73 replies · 2,460+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 19, 2005
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The diners arrived at a nice Manhattan restaurant on a cold February night and stripped off coats, hats, gloves and scarves. They didn't stop there. Skirts, shirts, pants, underwear and stockings all ended up stashed in plastic bags by the bar as the patrons got naked for the monthly "Clothing Optional Dinner." "It's exciting to be in a restaurant nude," said George Keyes, 65, a retired junior high school English teacher. Nude yes, but not unadorned. Keyes, a lifelong nudist, wore a necklace, earrings and a black leather "genital bracelet" with red studs. And white...
  • Baby Burners (Parents bringing the kids to Burning Man desert bacchanal)

    08/30/2004 9:56:25 PM PDT · by MikalM · 13 replies · 1,632+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/30/04 | Janine DeFeo
    Burning Man, infamous for its drug-fueled debauchery in the wind- whipped Nevada desert, may seem like the last place to haul the kids for a family vacation. But the annual experiment in radical self-expression, communal living and massive interactive art is becoming something of a counterculture Disneyland as increasing numbers of Burners from the Bay Area and beyond are bringing their young ones to Black Rock City. To the uninitiated, a dry lakebed in the middle of nowhere -- plagued by dust storms and extreme temperatures and inhabited by no small number of naked people -- sounds like no place...

    06/30/2004 6:31:33 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 59 replies · 38,875+ views
    The ACLU is now suing for the right to allow people to operate nude camps for teens. The group filed a motion in Richmand, Virginia to invalidate a state ban on such camps. The state had imposed the ban because White Tail Park had attempted to operate a camp last year for kids aged 11-18. The ACLU is attempting to make the argument that lawmakers over reached and over reacted to the camp by passing such a ban. The ACLU is also arguing that such a ban "interferes" with the "right" of a family to raise and nurture their children....
  • Nudists vs Sunbathers brawl ends up in court

    09/19/2003 11:09:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 1 replies · 1,008+ views
    Ananova ^ | 09/19/03 | Staff Writer
    A fight which broke out between nudists and prudish sunbathers has ended in a court case after a man's cheekbone was smashed in the brawl. The 32-year-old man and a friend refused to take off their swimming trunks in the nudist area of the popular Lobau region in Vienna, Austria, sparking abuse from nearby naturists. After going for a swim in the lake still sporting their trunks they were confronted by two of the naked men, who told them: "We're going to take off your trunks." One of the naturists, a 43-year-old man, then punched the man, knocking him into...
  • Burning Man counterculture seeks social, political influence

    09/01/2003 6:20:58 PM PDT · by MikalM · 29 replies · 811+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/1/03 | Don Thompson
    <p>Burning Man, the wild counterculture festival held annually in one of the nation's most remote areas, is coming to cities across America.</p> <p>It's time to try to influence the very culture against which this year's record 30,500 Burning Man participants rebelled, the phenomenon's founder and resident visionary said in an interview.</p>
  • Hats off to the great British nudist camp

    08/26/2003 3:29:20 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 1,834+ views
    Sunday Times ^ | August 24, 2003 | Stephen Bleach
    This article will not be full of cheap gags and smutty innuendo. As my editor said when I was given this assignment: “Hmm, nudism. It’s a sticky subject, Steve. It’s going to need careful handling.” Damn. Okay, there will be the occasional cheap gag, and smutty innuendo will creep in now and again. But there’s also a good, timely reason to look at nakedness. Because the fact is that nudism — or naturism, as the aficionados would have it — is suddenly starting to make sense. Whether or not you believe in global warming, it’s indisputable that our summers are...
  • Nude Camping, It's not just for adults anymore

    07/27/2003 5:53:52 AM PDT · by westgirl123 · 122 replies · 102,360+ views
    USA News and Views ^ | 07/26/03 | Paul Walfield
    The Times points out that parents who enroll their pre-teen and teen age kids to the nation’s growing number of nudist camps geared for that age group aren’t very concerned about it and in fact find it a wholesome and safe environment. Actually, according to the Times, “‘The Nudist Association, the larger of two nationwide, sees this as a place to train ‘youth ambassadors’ to what nudists call the ‘textile’ world.”’ Apparently, there is a movement to convert or at least desensitize us all to nudity. Perhaps they even want us all to be so desensitized that we also stop...
  • Stripped-down bikers say it's all about freedom

    07/27/2003 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 48 replies · 3,628+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | Sunday, 07/27/03 | IAN DEMSKY
    <p>MURFREESBORO — Live free. Ride fast. Let it all hang out.</p> <p>That was the unspoken motto of the fledgling North American Nude Bikers club, whose first rally was this weekend at the Rock Haven Lodge Family Nudist Park just outside Murfreesboro, in southeast Rutherford County.</p>
  • Nudists: Foley's (R) attack on camp is malicious (Florida)

    07/07/2003 11:22:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 24 replies · 3,158+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 7/7/03 | Peter Wallsten
    In his quest for a seat in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Mark Foley has rankled a group that is barely covered in most elections: nudists. Foley, of West Palm Beach, has hit the national TV and radio talk-show circuit in recent weeks to bash a Tampa-area summer camp not unlike most camps -- except that the boys and girls, ages 11-18, are naked. Foley, a Republican hoping to replace Sen. Bob Graham, says that letting naked teenagers play together is immoral and potentially dangerous. But ''naturists'' who say the camp exposes their children to a perfectly healthy and wholesome education...
  • Organizers say teens' nudist summer camp in Virginia is innocent fun

    06/21/2003 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 27 replies · 6,851+ views
    Charlotte, NC, Observer ^ | 06-21-03 | Lewis, Bob, AP
    Organizers say teens' nudist summer camp is innocent fun BOB LEWIS Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. - Activities for kids this summer at Camp White Tail: swimming, volleyball, arts and crafts, splattering a fellow camper's nude body with pudding. White Tail, a nudist park in southeastern Virginia's Southampton County, opens its first summer camp for the 11-to-18 age group Saturday - only the third such au naturel camp for juveniles in the nation, according to the American Association of Nude Recreation. Bob Roche, who manages the camp on 45 bucolic acres, said the weeklong get-together is no big deal for the...
  • Rec center won't ban nude parties [Saline, tolerance capital of Michgian]

    02/04/2003 1:38:03 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 20 replies · 12,357+ views
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | 2-4-2003 | CHONG W. PYEN
    Saline City Council stipulates large window at pool must be covered Nude swim parties will go on at the Saline Recreation Complex - with the windows covered but not the swimmers. Torn between individual expression and social acceptance, the Saline City Council on Monday night voted 4-3 to keep renting the Woodland Road facility to the Southeast Michigan Naturists to hold their nude activities. About 120 people packed the council chambers, with nearly two dozen people speaking on the issue. The council stipulated that the large window at the pool be temporarily covered at the expense of the group so...
  • Nudist travelers ready for takeoff

    01/16/2003 2:58:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 40 replies · 1,488+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 16, 2002 | INA PAIVA CORDLE
    Clothes on the Cancún flight will come off at cruising altitude. Miami passengers on a flight to Cancún won't be fretting about dressing comfortably. In fact, they won't be dressed at all. A Houston travel agency specializing in clothing-optional vacations is organizing the outing, which it claims is the first nude flight. But no hanky-panky, please. ''Inappropriate behavior is not condoned,'' said James Bailey, who owns Castaways Travel with his wife, Donna Daniels. ``This is not a Mile High Club, not a bunch of groupies or anything. It's just a fun flight.'' Castaways has chartered a Boeing 727 for...