RALLY TO LEGALIZE PSYCHEDELICS / BIRTHDAY SUIT PARADE – SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd @ 11 am @ JANE WARNER PLAZA, SF
GYPSY TAUB’S SPEECH AT THE RALLY IS POSTED AT THE END.
The rally starts at 11 am and the parade will start at 12 noon on Sunday, June 23rd at Jane Warner Plaza. We will march to Haight and Ashbury and back to the Castro.
The rally and parade are clothing optional and are fully permitted by the SFPD. There will be live music performed in the nude.
I (Gypsy Taub) just turned 50 and will be celebrating with a Birthday Suit Parade and a nude rally to legalize psychedelic medicine in San Francisco.
A number of psychedelic plants (including magic mushrooms, iboga, ayahuasca and peyote) were decriminalized in Oakland early this month. This unanimous vote by the Oakland City Counsel was a land slide victory for the psychedelic advocates, therapists and patients, as well as for everyone on this planet who believes in freedom of choice and who believes in “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
The psychedelic rally is aimed at bringing the same freedoms of the mind to San Francisco which was once the home for the Summer of Love and the cradle of the global psychedelic movement in the 60-s.
I dreamed of this victory for over 25 years and has spent the past 15 years working on legalizing psychedelics. She had a TV series on public access in Berkeley called “Psychedelic Dreamer” (that featured documentaries, lectures, interviews and discussions about psychedelics) and another TV series called My Naked Truth (that was started in 2004) where more than half of the episodes were dedicated to education and promotion of psychedelic medicine.
The psychedelic rally will be the 3rd one organized by Gypsy this past year and will be followed by a Nude Love Parade. It will combine body freedom and freedom of the mind that the Summer of Love represented.
There will also be a nude contingent called Body Freedom Lovers in the Gay Pride Parade in late June. The next event after that will be the Nude Summer of Love Parade. It will take place in August near the birthday of Jerry Garcia, the leading band member of the Grateful Dead. This will be the 4th annual Summer of Love Parade organized by Gypsy.
San Francisco body freedom movement started as a series of protests against the nudity ban that started in early 2013. Since then San Francisco body freedom activists have never stopped protesting and have had nearly 50 nude protests, rallies and parades. The members of the movement believe that it is entirely up to the individual and not up to any government, to decide what one is allowed or not allowed to do with their own body. We are free to dress and undress the way we want. We are free to engage in any sexual activity we please as long as it is consentual. We are free to ingest any substance we want as long as we don’t harm anyone else. We are the sole owners of our own bodies and should not be criminally prosecuted for what we do to ourselves.
I run a psychedelic rehab for street kids in Puerto Penasco, Mexico where she uses different psychedelics (primarily ibogaine) to help street kids get off of meth, pills and glue, and to heal from PTSD and depression.
Now that ibogaine is decriminalized in Oakland, Gypsy Taub can do her healing work not only in Mexico, but also locally, without fear of imprisonment. She is expanding her psychedelic rehab services to homeless people in Oakland via her non-profit organization called Life On The Street Support Services (EIN: 83-2701341).
I hope you can join us on June 23rd, as bare as you dare. The event will be clothing optional and permitted by the SFPD so no one will be arrested nor cited. Instead, the SFPD is going to block traffic for us as we run naked through the streets carrying signs about legalizing psychedelics. What could possibly be better in this world?
GYPSY TAUB’S SPEECH AT THE RALLY:
My name is Gypsy Taub. I am a body freedom activist.
You can find me online at www.MyNakedTruth.TV.
Thank you for coming to my Birthday Suit Parade to celebrate my 50th birthday.
I want to dedicate this parade not just to body freedom, but also to freedom of the mind which is even more important to me. In fact, on a deeper level body freedom stems from free thinking. Guilt and body shame, as well as shame in general are products of a polluted mind.
To me my activism is about human rights, in this case basic human rights. In my opinion, nothing is more basic than ownership of your own body and of your own mind. No one has any moral right to tell you what to do with your own body and mind. It is up to you and no one else what kind of physical, mental and emotional experiences you choose to have – as long as you are not hurting anyone else in the process.
For instance, smoking a cigarette is harmful to others if other people inhale your smoke. Alcohol is legal even though a huge amount of people die from it. People get drunk and kill other people in car accidents, yet alcohol is sold on every street corner.
If it is legal to smoke a cigarette or drink alcohol, it should definitely be legal to consume any other substance. Yet most governments in the world criminalize psychedelics.
Psychedelics are: LSD, DMT, magic mushrooms, MDMA or ecstasy, ayahuasca, peyote, San Pedro, iboga, bufo Alvarius or 5 MeO-DMT, salvia divinorum and more.
In the 50 years of my life psychedelics are the greatest and most the most magical thing that I ever discovered.
I was raped and tortured as an infant and young child by my grandfather and by an underground pedophile network in Russia. As a teen, I was an overachiever and a workaholic. I was getting good grades and lots of praise but deep down my soul was shattered into a million pieces. And my world was shattered into a million pieces. I had no memories of abuse at the time. I had no idea what was wrong with me. I tried really hard to convince myself and everyone around me that I was happy and successful. But deep down I knew the truth. I spent years contemplating suicide. I was jealous of people who were dying from deadly diseases because they were so close to death. I thought death was the only way to set myself free from the agony and the excruciating pain of my life.
Nothing under the sun could make me forget nor escape myself. The more I pursued conventional goals the more miserable I became.
When I first took LSD in my early 20s it was such a beautiful and healing experience that I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to healing the world with it.
Since then I quit college to go travel and study psychedelic medicine, to participate in sacred ceremonies with indigenous people. It was one of the best decisions of my life.
I owe my life and my sanity to psychedelics. There is nothing in this world that compares to the beautiful and powerful states of consciousness that psychedelics induce.
Psychedelics help you let go of your ego, they help you connect with your true emotions, they help you see the bigger picture as well as the current picture. They help you feel other people’s emotions, they make you telepathic. They help you understand and forgive yourself and others. They take your soul on a journey, on a vision quest. They help you heal and transform trauma. They give you back your soul. They show you the truth and give you guidance that comes from your own higher self. They help you connect with your true self, with other people, with other living beings, with higher consciousness, with God. They lift you out of negativity and show you how beautiful and magical the world really is. They help you heal on all levels: mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically since physical problems are a manifestation of emotional pain.
In my opinion, psychedelics are God’s greatest gift to humanity.
It was psychedelic medicine and the Grateful Dead music that set me free from my suffering and showed me how beautiful and how magical life was meant to be.
Since then I discovered many other types of psychedelics and set up a psychedelic rehab for street kids in Mexico. The results blew me away. We mainly use iboga microdoses, and even in such small amounts iboga successfully cures addiction, depression, PTSD and even autism.
Psychedelics are a threat to the tyrants of this world because they liberate and heal people. They make ordinary people into radical free thinkers who see through the lies and who are ready to take action and start a revolution. That’s why psychedelics are so demonized. They wake people up, enlighten and empower people.
Besides oppressive governments, another entity that is threatened by psychedelic medicine is the Big Pharma. Psychedelics successfully cure all sorts of emotional and mental ailments. For instance, marijuana caused pharmaceutical companies to lose millions of dollars on psyche meds. Psychedelics successfully cure addiction not only to street drugs, but also to pharmaceutical drugs. So they actually solve problems created by pharmaceutical companies and will eventually cause them to lose millions of dollars on their deadly psyche meds.
Don’t be fooled by propaganda. If you haven’t experiences the benefits of psychedelic medicine yet, open your mind and consider trying them. If nothing else, support their legalization and everyone’s right to use them as well as everyone’s right to do what they please with their own body and mind.
We had a very exciting victory a few weeks ago. With the help of a great organization named Decriminalize Nature, psychedelic plants were decriminalized in Oakland in a unanimous vote by the City Counsel. The plants that were decriminalized include: iboga, ayahuasca, magic mushrooms and peyote, very powerful sacred plants used by Indigenous people for thousands of years.
We are finally coming out of the Dark Ages. San Francisco and Berkeley will be following in Oakland’s footsteps soon. Please support the psychedelic movement! Support decriminalization of nature. Decriminalize sacred plants and decriminalize sacred human body! We are all expressions of nature. Please decriminalize us!