DALLAS, Texas (January 17, 2014) -- On January 13, 2014, citizens who enjoy clothing optional recreation posted a petition on the Barack Obama administration's "We the People" website, asking policy makers to designate more federally-owned park lands, forests and beaches for clothing optional access. By January 16 the petition had gained the requisite 150 signatures to make the petition searchable and visible on the website.
The National Parks Service, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management has a long history of designating portions of federally-managed public lands for specific groups of recreational users. People who enjoy operating all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiling, skiing, surfing and hunting have all been beneficiaries of these special use designations.
There are a few recognized clothing optional beaches on lands managed by the National Park Service including Apollo Beach, Canaveral National Seashore in Florida and Gunnison Beach, part of the Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. These clothing optional beaches are not however officially designated as such by NPS. NPS merely tolerates nude sunbathing and skinny dipping at these locations because of long-standing traditions of clothing optional use of portions of these beaches.
Stephen Gough: Naked Messiah? - Englishman Steve Gough, the naked Rambler, continues to be imprisoned in an Edinburgh, Scotland, jail, steadfastly refusing to dress under any circumstance, exercising his God-given right to wear only his smile. His incarceration has been extended several times as he’s insisted on presenting himself in court without clothing, drawing the ire of local judges.
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