Nude Valentine's Day Parade Hits SF

Nudists took to the streets of San Francisco yesterday for the second annual Nude Valentine's Day Parade.

Gypsy Taub, a nude activist, released an invitation to fellow nudists to join the movement.

The statement read, "We want to show the world that we are not afraid, that we are united in the name of love and that we have nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of. We want our naked bodies to demonstrate that we don't fight with weapons nor violence, but with our hearts and minds using the power of our spirit and the power of love. We don't hide under military camouflage, nor do we cover our faces nor our bodies out of fear. We are not afraid to just be ourselves in the name of love, in the name of freedom."

During the parade, that moved from the Castro District down to City Hall, the group shouted chants of acceptance.  They said things like "Clothes are boring, clothes are lame! Let's say 'No' to body shame!" and "We got skin, you got skin. Love your body — ain't no sin!"

To read the full story, and to see all of the pictures, go to SF Gate

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