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Below are links to news items that have come to the attention of Bay Area Naturists.

March, 2019

The day Monifieth was a goose pimple away from a bare-all beach (Graeme Strachan, The Courier, Saturday, March 23, 2019)
Spanish holiday islands including Ibiza and Mallorca vote in favour of protecting tradition of nude beaches (Jessica Jones, i News, Friday, March 22, 2019)
Naked bike ride coming to Ipswich (Ross Bentley, Ipswich Star, Friday, March 22, 2019)
Santa Rosa man displays naked mannequins after neighbor complains about high fence (video) (Wayne Freedman, KGO TV ABC 7, Tuesday, March 19, 2019)
How to stay cheerful in the torrent of miserable news (Alexander McCall Smith, iNews, Tuesday, March 19, 2019)
Naked and unafraid (Dimitri Bailey, Golden Gate Xpress, Tuesday, March 19, 2019)
Dozens march in the buff through San Francisco advocating for public nudity (Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, March 18, 2019)
You spot those nude mannequins and you think, that guy should have a taller fence (Chris Smith, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Monday, March 18, 2019)
The naked swimming sessions that have been taking place every week for 43 years (Carmella De Lucia & Ellen Kirwin, Liverpool Echo, Monday, March 18, 2019)
You're Going To See Naked People Riding Bikes This Weekend (Sophie Rochecouste, KIIS 106.5 FM, Sydney, Monday, March 18, 2019)
Gugu Ncube and the politics of nudity (Bruce Ndlovu, Nehanda Radio, Sunday, March 17, 2019)
Nude Love Parade (audio podcast) (Tim Ryan, KCBS All News 106.9 FM / 740 AM, San Francisco, Sunday, March 17, 2019)
Nude swimming sessions are still going strong in Chester after 43 years (Carmella de Lucia, The Chester Chronicle, Saturday, March 16, 2019)
South Derbyshire naturist has 'no concerns' over controversial naked family swimming sessions (Helen Kreft, Derbyshire Live, Thursday, March 14, 2019)
Second ‘Naked in a Cave’ event at Howe Caverns scheduled (David Figura,, Wednesday, March 13, 2019)
Catherine Shaw's death likely a 'tragic accident' says charity as it urges against speculation (Victoria Ward, The Telegraph, Tuesday, March 12, 2019)
Naturist dubbed the ‘Naked Carpenter’ for doing up his house in the buff, exposed himself to customers while working as s delivery driver (Ben Cusack, SWNS, Tuesday, March 12, 2019)
Driver has miraculous escape after car plunges 400m off cliff on to nudist beach (Ross McGuinness, Yahoo News UK, Monday, March 11, 2019)
Police stop one naked bike ride, help another (Chris Dobney, Echo Net Daily, Monday, March 11, 2019)
This was the skincare bonus from my visit to an all-nude spa in Germany (Vasudha Rai, Vogue, Monday, March 11, 2019)
Naked family swimming event sparks outrage as parents warn it will attract paedophiles (Matt Drake, Daily Star, Monday, March 11, 2019)
Naturists are forced to defend their nude swimming session for adults and children after furious parents claimed the event would attract paedophiles (Harry Howard, Daily Mail, Sunday, March 10, 2019)
Nudist reveals love for bare yoga as courses surge in recognition (Brinkwire, Sunday, March 10, 2019)
And the bride and groom wore nothing (Hilary Sheinbaum, The New York Times via Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Sunday, March 10, 2019)
Safety first! Dozens of avid cyclists wearing nothing but a helmet ride through bustling streets for the annual World Naked Bike Ride (Alex Chapman, Daily Mail, Saturday, March 9, 2019)
Naturists defend nude family swim after furious parents' paedophile fears (Lucy Middleton, Metro, Saturday, March 9, 2019)
Anger that children will be allowed at skinny dip events (Neil Shaw, Devon Live, Friday, March 8, 2019)
Nudist reveals love for naked yoga as classes surge in popularity (video) (Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Friday, March 8, 2019)
“A ‘Gender Reveal Party’ Refers to the Baby, Bob.” (Dave Coverly, Speed Bump, Thursday, March 7, 2019)
Buff justice: Would-be firestarters nabbed in nudist camp (NZME via Otago Daily Times, Wednesday, March 6, 2019)
Swindon men set world record with naked rollercoaster ride (Hedi Mehrez, Swindon Advertiser, Wednesday, March 6, 2019)
'It is a positive family lifestyle': British Naturism responds after criticism over nude swimming events (Maia Snow, Leicester Mercury, Wednesday, March 6, 2019)
Did Leonardo da Vinci create a nude Mona Lisa – and if so, who was the model? (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, Tuesday, March 5, 2019)
Penketh Pool to host naked swimming sessions (Adam Everett, Warrington Guardian, Tuesday, March 5, 2019)
Match: A couple almost as passionate about nudism as they are about each other (Courtney Shea, Toronto Globe and Mail, Tuesday, March 5, 2019)
Naturists attempt world naked rollercoaster record (video) (BBC News, Tuesday, March 5, 2019)
Naturist group defends 'naked swim' at Blackpool's Sandcastle water park after protests (video) (Rob Fookes, Blackpool Gazette, Monday, March 4, 2019)
Sandcastle Waterpark slammed by protesters for hosting family Naturist event (Chantelle Heeds, Manchester Evening News, Monday, March 4, 2019)
Nearly 200 British Thrill-Seekers Set New World Record By Riding Blackpool Rollercoaster Naked (SWNS via Huffington Post UK, Monday, March 4, 2019)
Group of naturalists [sic] break world record for most naked people on a roller coaster (Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, Monday, March 4, 2019)
Naked Portland jogger isn't breaking the law (video) (KOIN 6 CBS, Monday, March 4, 2019)
The Big Stripper: Blackpool thrill-seekers set the new world record for the most naked people on a rollercoaster (The Sun, Monday, March 4, 2019)
Don't look down! Brave Brits strip naked for Blackpool rollercoaster ride (Nicholas Bieber, Daily Star, Sunday, March 3, 2019)
Thrill streakers! British naturists set world record for naked rollercoaster riding as nearly 200 bare all (and brave the 50F chill) at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Tim Stickings, Daily Mail, Sunday, March 3, 2019)
'It's no different to having your costume on' - Naturists defend family nude swimming sessions as Waterworld events spark outrage (Hayley Parker, Stoke Sentinel, Sunday, March 3, 2019)
Petition launched to stop nude family swim session being held at Waterworld - and here's what you have to say (Hayley Parker, Stoke Sentinel, Saturday, March 2, 2019)
Nude swim session where kids under 5 go free sparks controversy as campaigners claim sex offenders could exploit event (Jacob Dirnhuber, The Scottish Sun, Saturday, March 2, 2019)
Adults and children of all ages invited to nude session at city's water park (Hayley Parker, Mirror, Saturday, March 2, 2019)
What's it like to go to a family nude swimming session? (Matthew Cannon, BBC News, Saturday, March 2, 2019)
The Renaissance Nude Exposed – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith (Artlyst, Saturday, March 2, 2019)
Should Children Be Allowed at Naturist Events? (video) (Kate Smurthwaite and Lottie Daley, Good Morning Britain, Friday, March 1, 2019)
Should kids be allowed to go to naturist events? (Should kids be allowed to go to naturist events?, Yahoo Sports, Friday, March 1, 2019)
Telford Naturist Club needs permission for bar store (Dominic Robertson, Shropshire Star, Friday, March 1, 2019)

February, 2019

Petition launched against nude family swim at Blackpool's Sandcastle - this is what naturists have to say about it (Emma Gill, Manchester Evening News, Thursday, February 28, 2019)
Hold Your Hoses: Nude Drawing Classes Feat. Naked Firemen Are Coming To Syd (Natasha Harding, Pedestrian, Thursday, February 28, 2019)
This Is Me: An Artist Who Side Hustles As a Nude Model (Mimi Montgomery, Washingtonian, Thursday, February 28, 2019)
Naked family swimming session for all ages held at public waterpark in Blackpool (Emma Gill, Mirror, Wednesday, February 27, 2019)
There's a family nude swimming session at Blackpool's Sandcastle Waterpark this weekend (Emma Gill, Manchester Evening News, Wednesday, February 27, 2019)
ACT: Benjamin Franklin liked to sit around naked (Rachel Feltman, Popular Science, Wednesday, February 27, 2019)
Naked Penketh cyclist defended by British Naturism (Adam Everett, Warrington Guardian, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 )
Hands off naked cyclist! British Naturism clarifies law as it leaps to defence of naked cyclist (Simon MacMichael, Road.CC, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 )
Naked blogger breaks 'nudity taboo' with jaw-dropping snaps (Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Monday, February 25, 2019 )
Laying bare the real truth about naturism (New York Times via Irish Examiner, Monday, February 25, 2019 )
You Think Naked Hot Tubbing Is Easy? (Eugene S. Robinson, Ozy, Saturday, February 23, 2019)
I see naked people (Bob Dyer, Akrob Beacon-Journal, Saturday, February 23, 2019)
Grinning and baring it at the Nelson Sun Club (Warren Gamble, Nelson Mail via Stuff, Saturday, February 23, 2019)
Federal Court Rejects 'For the Children' Ban on Bare-Breasted Women (Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason, Friday, February 22, 2019)
World Naked Gardening Day is coming so it's almost time to get your tools out (Neil Shaw, Dublin Live, Friday, February 22, 2019)
Nudists to break world record in Blackpool for most naked people on a roller coaster ride (Matthew Calderbank, Blackpool Gazette, Friday, February 22, 2019)
Nudists plan roller-coaster world record attempt (Ben Hooper, UPI - United Press International, Friday, February 22, 2019)
Naturists plan world record attempt with nude rollercoaster ride in Blackpool (Rachel Smith, Manchester Evening News, Thursday, February 21, 2019)
School girl, 13, commits suicide after alleged bully threatens to reveal naked pictures (Lerato Selepe, Independent Online - IOL, Tuesday, February 19, 2019)
45 Years Ago: Greg Lake Arrested for Skinny Dipping (Ultimate Classic Rock, Tuesday, February 19, 2019)
Owen Jones meets the naked anti-Brexit protester: 'We are a nation of prudes' (Owen Jones, Shay Notelovitz, Elena Morresi and Maeve Shearlaw, The Guardian, Friday, February 15, 2019)
The naked truth about the female nude body (Virginia Blackburn, Express, Thursday, February 14, 2019)
Julio Iglesias on staying inspired at 75. Hint: He swims naked (Joey Guerra, Chron, Thursday, February 14, 2019)
Nude Nite founder: Pop-up art show is about empowerment (Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, Thursday, February 14, 2019)
Do Nude Photos Have to Be a Big Deal? (Sophia Benoit, GQ, Thursday, February 14, 2019)
The Great Escape: Georgia Weekends (Patrick Colson-Price, Georgia Voice, Thursday, February 14, 2019)
And the Bride Wore, Um, Nothing (the Groom, Too) (Hilary Sheinbaum, The New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 2019)
The Relative Benefits of Marrying in the Nude (Hannah Gold, Jezebel, Wednesday, February 13, 2019)
Naked Brexit Protester Shares Her Way of Exposing the Truth About Brexit (video) (Victoria Bateman, Good Morning Britain, Tuesday, Februay 12, 2019)
Anti-Brexit protester appears naked on 'Good Morning Britain' to 'expose' truth (video) (Adam Frisk Global News via Q107, Tuesday, February 12, 2019)
Why millennials keep getting naked in public (Lollie Barr,, Monday, February 11, 2019)
Women fighting to go topless may take case to Supreme Court (Associated Press via WTXF-FOX 29, Philadelphia, Sunday, February 10, 2019)
Eating nude: Couple bring business The Naked Dinner from London to Auckland (New Zealand Herald, Sunday, February 10, 2019)
Give your Valentine the gift of relaxation at the naked spa (Jennifer Bardsley, Herald, Everett WA, Sunday, February 10, 2019)
Daring to bare: 150 nudists skip across a beach in practice run for world record attempt (Jon Talbot, Daily Mail, Saturday, February 9, 2019)
Nudists bare all on Perth beach (Perth Now, Saturday, February 9, 2019)
Why are women's nipples still regarded as 'obscene'? (Wendy Squires, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, February 8, 2019)
'You asked for it': Man's haunting words before sexually assaulting a backpacker on isolated nudist beach near Byron Bay (Andrew Prentice, Daily Mail, Friday, February 8, 2019)
NH high court upholds women's topless conviction (Michael Casey, Associated Press via The Portsmouth Herald, Friday, February 8, 2019)
Bare-faced realism: can we still celebrate the nude in the age of #MeToo? (Jackie Wullschläger, Financial Times, Friday, February 8, 2019)
Stripping down the origins of ‘naked’ (Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, Thursday, February 7, 2019)
Nudist attracts thousands of Instagram fans due to her jaw-dropping snaps (Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Wednesday, February 6, 2019)
Facebook Prohibited an Art Museum From Promoting an Exhibit With Images of Nude Statues (Jamey Keaten, Time, Tuesday, February 5, 2019)
Fans Question Why Adam Levine Can Be Shirtless in Halftime Show Years After Janet Jackson Incident (Jason Duaine Hahn, People, Sunday, February 3, 2019)
Así se vivió el Festival Nudista 2019 en la playa oaxaqueña de Zipolite (infobae, Sunday, February 3, 2019)
This is how the 2019 Nudist Festival was lived on the Oaxacan beach of Zipolite (infobae via Google Translate, Sunday, February 3, 2019)
Clothing-optional (Paul & Wendy Greenfield, Echo Net Daily, Saturday, February 2, 2019)

January, 2019

Twitter sensation ‘Naked Martin’ holds Rangers crest over privates during bizarre Simply the Best dance video days after releasing Celtic clip (Alan Zycinski, , Thursday, January 31, 2019)
Nakations Are the Perfect Getaway for Travelers Who Hate Packing (and Wearing) Clothes (Mike Richard, The Manual, Thursday, January 31, 2019)
Letter of Recommendation: Naturism (Kelli María Korducki, New York Times Magazine, Tuesday, January 29, 2019)
Sex on the beach 'is destroying protected sand dunes': Swingers and couples are asked to stop romping on Ibiza nudist beach because they're causing erosion (Rita Sobot, Daily Mail, Tuesday, January 29, 2019)
Enjoy this animated version of Tom DeLonge's children's book about a naked guy (Nicole Gallucci, Mashable, Monday, January 28, 2019)
Worley, Idaho Chosen For 2019 Nudist Convention (audio) (Richard Copeland, Boise State Public Radio, Monday, January 28, 2019)
Couple reveals love for nudism with jaw-dropping snaps: ‘It's totally liberating!’ (y Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Monday, January 28, 2019)
A Nude Cruise Just Set Sail on Carnival Sunshine (Richard Simms, Cruise Radio, Saturday, January 26, 2019)
South Milwaukee police cite local 'nudist' for sunbathing naked outside his apartment (Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Friday, January 25, 2019)
Nude or not come to Tyagarah's family beach day (Echo Net Daily, Friday, January 25, 2019)
Nudist convention headed to Idaho promotes 'family-style nude recreation' (Adam Forgie, KUTV 32 CBS, Thursday, January 24, 2019)
If you like being naked, there's a group for you – and they're coming to Idaho this summer (Carley Porter, KTSU-Fox 13 Salt Lake City, Thursday, January 24, 2019)
How a nudist colony helped FBI agents find a Yosemite serial killer and how the agents got his confession (y Keren Schiffman, Tom Berman, Joseph Rhee and Alexa Valiente, ABC 20/20, Thursday, January 24, 2019)
Brace Yourselves: A Nudist Convention Is Coming To Idaho (Courtney Salmon, KEZJ 95.7, Thursday, January 24, 2019)
Parisians brave chilly temperatures to attend play -- in the nude (Rob Picheta, CNN, Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
The bare facts: Hundreds of nudists will gather in Idaho this summer (Michael Katz, Idaho Statesman, Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
First nudist French farce hailed as naked success (AFP via Frnce 24, Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
Scene Gets Results: 2019 Cleveland Naked Bike Ride Planned for June (Vince Grzegorek, Cleveland Scene, Tuesday, January 22, 2019)
14 units respond to fire at Hamilton-area nudist resort (Anthony Urciuoli, CHML 900 via Global News, Monday, January 21, 2019)
Fire at Flamborough nudist resort causes $50K in damage to trailers, golf carts (Dan Taekema, CBC News, Monday, January 21, 2019)
Central Bank Removes Nude Art (Valur Grettisson, The Reykjavík Grapevine, Monday, January 21, 2019)
New Age, clothing-optional Harbin Hot Springs rises from embers in Lake County (Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, January 19, 2019)
Clothing-Optional Harbin Hot Springs Set To Reopen After 2015 Wildfire Destruction (Wilson Walker, KPIX 5 CBS, Friday, January 18, 2019)
This Week in History: 1946: The Queen of the Nudists bares all at the Beacon Theatre (John Mackie, Vancouver Sun, Friday, January 18, 2019)
World Naked Bike Ride London date announced for 2019 (Alex Bowden,, Friday, January 18, 2019)
'I've Never Hiked Naked Before': The Government Shutdown Changed That (Elizabeth Whitman, Phoenix New Times, Friday, January 18, 2019)
Nude bathers happy lifesavers on patrol (Echo Net Daily, Thursday, January 17, 2019)
Nude beaches in and around Melbourne (Nikki Black, New Idea, Thursday, January 17, 2019)
Nudist mecca reopens its pools more than three years after it was destroyed in deadly wildfires - and day passes start at just $25 (Ariel Zilber, Daily Mail, Thursday, January 17, 2019)
Clothing optional resort Harbin Hot Springs reopens its pools 3 years after wildfire ( Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, January 16, 2019)
Sarah Paulson: “Become a nudist – that's my advice for YOUR empowerment!” (Josh Newis-Smith, Glamour, Wednesday, January 16, 2019)
Want to eat food in the nude? Here's how (Duncan Gibbons, Coventry Live, Tuesday, January 15, 2019)
Woman shares photos of her naked hikes to make exes 'jealous' (Robyn Darbyshire, Mirror, Tuesday, January 15, 2019)
Vet shares photos of naked treks to make exes jealous and help her tackle her ‘rough patch’ (video) (Anna Roberts and Tom Ball, The Sun, Monday, January 14, 2019)
7 Best Nude Beaches in Sydney (Maddison Mathot, The Trend Spotter, Monday, January 14, 2019)
Nudist Girl Promotes Naked Travel With Saucy Holiday Photos (Sputnik News, Sunday, January 13, 2019)
Eating Nude: Why Naked Restaurants Are Not Good Business...Yet (Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, Sunday, January 13, 2019)
Nude French Restaurant Closes Due to Lack of Asses in Seats (Jo Davis, The Blemish, Saturday, January 12, 2019)
French Audiences to Go Nude to Watch The Play 'Nu et approuve', First Nudist Drama to Take Place in Paris (Latestly, Saturday, January 12, 2019)
Naked, Hypothermic Man Tells Police He Walked 10 Miles Nude (Jamie Parfitt, KDRV 12 ABC, Saturday, January 12, 2019)
Sunriver woman tells of naked man encounter at Lava Lands (Max Goldwasser, KTVZ 21 News, Friday, January 11, 2019)
Hundreds of competitors prepare to bare all for glory at annual Maslin Beach Nude Games (Samantha Dawes, ABC News Austraila, Friday, January 11, 2019)
Oaxaca nudist festival expected to attract 4,000 (Milenio via Mexico News Daily, Friday, January 11, 2019)
Nude beach flap in St. Lucie County after deputy ordered family with 5-year-old to leave (Gil Smart, TC Palm, Friday, January 11, 2019)
Oxford's Tap Social invites diners to eat food in the nude (Naomi Herring, Oxford Mail, Friday, January 11, 2019)
Paris nudist restaurant closes because not enough people want to hang out (Tim Carman, Washington Post, Thursday, January 10, 2019)
Nudist reveals love for naked travel with jaw-dropping holiday snaps (Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Wednesday, January 9, 2019)
Naked lunch: why diners couldn't stomach the Paris nudist restaurant (Dale Berning Sawa, The Guardian, Wednesday, January 9, 2019)
First Nudist Restaurant to Close in Paris (Erik Sherman, Fortune, Wednesday, January 9, 2019)
Paris' first nudist restaurant to close down (Helen Coffey, The Independent, Wednesday, January 9, 2019)
The first Paris restaurant for nude diners to close down (The Local, France, Tuesday, January 8, 2019)
I was scared to try naked yoga, but it offered me unexpected liberation (Sara Radin, Hello Giggles, Tuesday, January 8, 2019)
Nina Agdal loves to be naked on vacation (Christine Burroni, Page Six, Saturday, January 5, 2019)
Special window installed to block out naturist neighbour as work finishes on new Arbroath primaries (Graham Brown, The Courier, Saturday, January 5, 2019)
Own your own nudist resort in one of New Zealand's most popular summer holiday spots (Sasha Brady, Lonely Planet, Friday, January 4, 2019)
Getty exhibition shows how the naked body became a subject for art (Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, Thursday, January 3, 2019)
Skinny-dipping? That'll be a ten-shilling fine, gentlemen (Paula Thelwell, Jersey Evening Post, Thursday, January 3, 2019)
These 10 People Posed Nude To Celebrate Body Diversity And The Photos Are Gorgeous (Lauren Strapagiel, BuzzFeed News, Thursday, January 3, 2019)

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