Naked Activists Busted At Rally; Naked Wedding Planned

Scene Sunday in Castro may be repeated at City Hall.

The only thing different for Gypsy Taub is the day. Rain or shine, wedding or political rally, her outfit aims to be the same: nothing at all.

Taub, 44, is "the public face of public nudity" in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, a title earned by antics such as Sunday's, when she and her new fiance, Jaymz Smith, were arrested for disrobing in the Castro.

The pair protested Sunday San Francisco's still-relatively new law banning public nudity, the newspaper reported -- or in Taub's case, they used "Russian-style revolutionary" tactics to promote freedom "from body shame."

Taub and Smith, 20 -- a self-described "traveler" who met Taub at a Rainbow Gathering in Montana -- assembled at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro.

She mounted a chair and began to give a speech, the newspaper reported. The pair stripped down despite threat of arrest as soon as gentitalia were revealed.

After the rally -- which was interrupted "three times" by the nearby F-Market streetcar, which uses the plaza to turn around -- Taub and Smith were dutifully handcuffed, cited and released by onlooking police.

All the above was also recorded by a German documentary crew.

They'll be at it again on Dec. 19 -- when they marry, naked, on the steps of City Hall, the newspaper reported.

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