Yes, we know that some of you saw the whole kerfuffle over the nudity ban, which centered largely on a single, tiny public plaza at 17th and Castro, as being just about a group of exhibitionist old men. But it's also about San Francisco's longstanding liberality around all things sexual and hippie-related, and a desire by a core of our population to preserve the weirdness we hold dear. Today, a trio of highly visible nudist activists including the famed Gypsy Taub, onetime mayoral candidate George Davis, and young buck Trey Allen are all going before a judge to discuss their citations for a February 1st nude-in at City Hall to protest the first day that the ban took effect.
The trial is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Hall of Justice (850 Bryant Street, Dept B), and some protesters are expected.
If you can't show up but would like to show your support, you can donate to their legal defense fund here. The nudists hired lawyer Christina DiEdoardo to argue their case, and so far they've raised $6,000 of their $20,000 goal. Today she's expected to argue that selective enforcement of the nudity ban amounts to discrimination.