The AP reports:
City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would prohibit nudity in most public places, a blanket ban that represents an escalation of a two-year tiff between a devoted group of men who strut their stuff through the city’s famously gay Castro District and the supervisor who represents the area.
Others feel differently:
To Gypsy Taub, protest organizer and hostess of a local show called “My Naked Truth TV,” the proposed ban is proof that officials want to turn the city back into “the Dark Ages of body shame and fear.” To Taub’s 9-year-old son, Bunny Gonzalez, who was fully clothed during the protest, nudity “is a good cause. Scott Wiener is trying to make nudity bad.” Placard-waving Web designer Mitch Hightower said the San Francisco clampdown smacked of gentrification: “More and more they’re taking away the things that are only-in-San Francisco.”
Taub, a mother of two, said she got her start as a nudist while hosting a local cable program devoted to the theory that the government was behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“I thought if I take my clothes off, I bet they are going to listen,” she said.
It was not a tactic that worked for Ms. Taub last week at City Hall, where she was escorted from the premises for undressing during a committee hearing on the proposed ban.