Angry, unclothed activists reveled Tuesday in what might be their last opportunity to be loud and naked in the halls of government, save for their pending court
challenge to San Francisco’s recent ban on public nudity.
The policy’s perfunctory second approval by the Board of Supervisors inspired about seven nudists to take off their clothes and yell anti-corporate slogans. Supervisor Scott Wiener, the ban’s sponsor, was a particular target. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will bare it all today regarding how they feel about a proposed citywide ban on public nudity.
The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener last month, will be decided by the board after recent naked protests at City Hall and federal court action by nudists arguing that the proposed law would violate their First Amendment rights. Read More
Citing a sizable and inappropriate rise in public nudity in San Francisco’s Castro district, Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation Tuesday to expand restrictions on what he called an “ad hoc nudist colony” cavorting around The City’s streets and plazas.
Wiener said that while the Castro’s reputation for promoting free expression is part of the neighborhood’s character, some nudists have taken matters too far. Read More
Before deciding to enjoy the Castro neighborhood’s popular plazas better check the rule book.The Board of Supervisors approved in a 6-5 vote Tuesday regulations for use of the Harvey Milk Plaza and the Jane Warner Plaza, which previously were not covered by city laws. It is now illegal to camp and, during certain hours, sleep in these public spaces. There is now no smoking and no selling of merchandise without a city permit. Read More