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Social Activism and Naked Activists

Read about activism in the realm of naturism, topfreedom, body image, bullying and more. Learn about people who get naked for a cause or who protest naked. This also includes people who fight for nudists’ / naturists’ rights and the freedom to be naked.

Below you can read about our activism and naked or nude activists:

New Clothing Optional Nude Beaches in Florida

Call To Action: Sign These Petitions and Help Establish Two New Clothing-Optional Nude Beaches in Florida With its ideal climate, over 1,000 miles of coastline and a huge tourism industry, you would think Florida State would have a lot more official clothing-optional beaches than it currently does. Not only is its environment conducive to nudism, but Florida law expressly states that public nudity is legal “in any place provided or set apart for that purpose.” Florida case law has established that nudity becomes a crime when it involves “lascivious” behavior, and simple nudity is not a violation. But Florida has ... Read more

Lawsuit Challenging Ocean City’s Topfree Ordinance Filed in Federal Court

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Ocean City For Topfree Ordinance On January 16, I, along with Chelsea Covington and three other women filed a civil rights complaint against Ocean City, Maryland for its ordinance banning topfreedom for women. We are represented by civil rights attorney Devon M. Jacob. If you follow my blog or topfree news, you may remember that Ocean City passed their “emergency ordinance” last June after the media alerted everyone to the fact that there was no existing law against topfreedom. Not only was there no local ordinance, but the state of Maryland doesn’t have any existing ... Read more

Real Nude Beach: A Body Positive Naked Photography Project at Gunnison Beach

Introducing Our Body-Positive Nude Beach Photography Project If you believed what the media and pop culture says about nude beaches in the U.S., you might think that: – Nude beaches are only visited by very ugly, middle-aged people and / or senior citizens. – People only go to a nude beach in order to look at all the naked people or only exhibitionists go to a nude beach. – Nude beaches are full of debauchery, drugs and sex / orgies – Children are not allowed at nude beaches (or even if they were, families should and would never visit them). ... Read more

Bates Nude Beach Section Reestablished in California!

Bates California Beach Is Nude Again (With Conditions) Thanks To Long term Efforts of SCNA & Friends of Bates Beach Guest Blog by: Gary Mussell (Director, Friends of Bates Beach) North Rincon Beach (locally known as Bates Beach, named after the beach’s access from Bates Rd.) is at the southern tip of Santa Barbara County, just north of Rincon Point. The beach was once a safe, family-friendly environment that attracted several hundred people on summer weekends. On the convenient eastern end, people in bathing suits came to exercise their dogs and watch the world-class surfers practice their skills. The more ... Read more

Why I’m Skydiving Naked With My Violin For Male Body Image Issues

How I Came To Accept My Body and Why I’m Skydiving Naked For Male Body Image Issues On My 30th Birthday Guest Blog by: Glen Donnelly When I started the violin at age 8, I soon wanted to become the best violinist in the world. It all started with Jascha Heifetz. My first CD was his Beethoven’s violin concerto and I loved him so much that I wanted to change my last name from Donnelly to Heifetz. I was really serious. I was gonna be awesome. Then came along other heroes. I’ll never forget the day I ripped open the ... Read more

Everything That’s Wrong With Maryland Attorney General’s “Advice Letter” on Topless Laws

Maryland Attorney General Supports Discriminatory Topless Laws But This Is Not Over On June 14, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office (OAG) issued a “letter of advice” about women’s topfreedom in Maryland. It came out just a few days after the town of Ocean City, MD passed an “emergency” ordinance that outlawed women from going topfree in public. This letter arrives 10 months after the OAG had received the request for an opinion on this subject. And still, they say this is not their “official opinion.” As Chelsea Covington, the activist at the forefront of the battle for women’s topfreedom rights ... Read more

Ocean City Passes Emergency Law Against Topfreedom For Women

Ocean City Deems Topfreedom “Unpalatable” and Unsuitable For Families Updates since this article was published:  In June of 2017, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office came out with their “unofficial” opinion on the topfreedom issue, and it wasn’t good. Read the follow-up blog. January 2018: Chelsea Covington, Felicity and three other women filed a civil rights complaint against Ocean City for its discriminatory topless ordinance. Last week, news came out that topfreedom was allowed, or more precisely, not outlawed, for women at Ocean City beach in Maryland. This was after three women were recently seen sunbathing topfree, and word got out ... Read more

Chelsea Covington Topless / Topfreedom Activist Across the Northeastern USA

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Update 2018: Since this interview was published, I have joined Chelsea and three other women in filing a civil rights complaint against Ocean City, Maryland for their discriminatory topfree ordinance that went into effect last year. I will continue to post major updates to this site as the case progresses. To learn more about Chelsea and her activism, read on to our interview below! Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written ... Read more