Castro Nudists Plan to Fight Naked Ban, But Many Support - NBC Bay Area

Castro Nudists Plan to Fight Naked Ban, But Many Support

The plan to ban naked guys in city streets is picking up supporters.



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    The plan to ban outright public nudity in San Francisco has some opponents -- but also many backers, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Supervisor Scott Wiener's bid to rid the Castro District of its infamous nudists -- against whom Wiener has been legislating for over a year -- has the support of "big old leather daddies" at the Folsom Street Fair and elsewhere, the newspaper reported.

    Nudists, however, are digging in their heels. George Davis, who once ran for mayor on the nude platform, said that the ban is an "attack on freedom" and that he goes around in his birthday suit on a daily basis. Most watchers are oblivious, he said.

    Folks offended by the nudists say they make that stretch of Market Street family-unfriendly -- and for the first time, the naked guys are harming real estate sales, the newspaper reported.

    Many nudists may find that their "support is as thin as [their] attire," the Chronicle opined.