Woman disrobes during city council meeting
November 6, 2012
During her public comment at a San Francisco City Council meeting Monday about banning public nudity a woman disrobed and was led out of the meeting.[SFChronicle]
For about two hours, speakers argued over whether Castro’s “naked guys” were a few harmless individuals just expressing themselves, or a growing public nuisance that San Franciscans should no longer have to tolerate. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who represents the Castro, is proposing legislation forbidding genital exposure in public areas aside from street fairs, festivals and parades.
“Over the past two years, the situation on our streets and particularly in the Castro has changed,” Wiener said. “Public nudity is no longer random and sporadic, and it’s no longer an occasional quirky part of San Francisco.”
While standing at the lectern touting body freedom, Nudist activist Gypsy Taub disrobed. Sheriff deputies pulled her from the hearing room and held her up against a wall until she agreed to put her dress back on. She was not arrested or cited, the Chronicle said.