WE MEET ON MAIN ST BETWEEN MISSION AND HOWARD AT 11:30 AM, we are expected to start marching at 12:30 PM.
Contingent name: BODY FREEDOM LOVERS
Contingent number: #169
WE BEGIN MARCHING AT 12:30. PLEASE COME EARLY TO GET BODY PAINTED!
BRING: water, sunscreen, healthy snack, comfortable shoes, Summer-of-Love themed adornments, peace flags, flowers, hippie hats etc…
All participants will need to be FULLY NUDE. Adornments are fine but breasts and genitals should be uncovered.
The San Francisco Body Freedom Lovers will march in the Gay Pride Parade this Sunday as the Nude Summer of Love contingent.
by Gypsy Taub:
On this 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love we are proud to march nude in the Gay Pride Parade as the Body Freedom Lovers. We proudly celebrate our bodies as well as the spirit of the 60s that brought us profound spiritual awakenings as well as sexual liberation and body freedom. Just as the gay/bisexual/transgender folks fight for their freedom of choice to do what they please with their own bodies so do we join the same fight to do what we please with our bodies. Not only do we have the right to make love to our lovers in any way we want, we also have the right to dress or undress the way we want. We have no reason to be ashamed of our God-given bodies, just as we have no reason to be ashamed of our God-given desires. We all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s why we demand that the government keep its laws off our bodies! We demand the repeal of the nudity ban that criminalizes the human body in its most natural form. The nudity ban is not only unconstitutional – for it violates our freedom of expression, not only does it go against the Declaration of Independence – for it deprives us of liberty in our pursuit of happiness. The nudity ban goes against the most basic common sense and against nature, our very own human nature.
We will march in solidarity with those who have fought and who continue fighting for our freedom to be ourselves, our freedom to love ourselves and to love others in the ways we choose without being subjected to government tyranny.
The Summer of Love continues as we continue to celebrate love and freedom, as we continue to protest against government oppression, as we stand up for our basic right to be human.
Dear body freedom lovers,
we are going to have a nudist contingent at the Gay Pride Parade this year again.
We are going to repeat the Summer of Love theme for the Pride Parade since this year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and since our earlier parade went so well! We had 60 nude participants and the parade was awesome!
I posted a photo gallery and a video clip of my speech here:
NUDE SUMMER OF LOVE PARADE – SATURDAY, MAY 20th @ 10 AM @ Jane Warner Plaza
I am hoping to find time to edit the whole parade video in the near future.
Please join us at the Pride parade! And please tell your nudist friends.
Happy Nude Summer of Love!