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Did "nudophobia" cause SF death?

by SUN (SaveFreedom [at]
Even in 21st-century San Francisco, nudists can be hassled by nudophobes. ( + Oct. 1-9 calendar )
SF nudist Jay Michael Carbone, 52, died circa 23 September 2004,
apparently after suffering severe head trauma.

He reportedly lost consciousness in the outdoor patio area of a gay mens' bar in the Castro,
where he had been sunbathing nude until some prude objected.

Was there a fight between the nude and some other man?

Did nudophobia lead to Carbone's death?

-- Senior Unlimited Nudes of San Francisco,
30 September 2004


PS 1:
In San Francisco, an ever-increasing number of festivals and events tolerate nudity.
In the queer community, Castro Street Fair has lagged behind
in this respect.
SUN hopes that CSF will soon catch up to Bay 2 Breakers, Pink Saturday, Pride Festival, DoreAlley, Folsom, et cetera.

PS 2 :
SUN believes that nudists will be welcome at SF's first annual
LOVE PARADE on Saturday, Oct. 2. Details below.

PS 3:
Here's a freedom-seekers' calendar
for October 1 thru 9, mainly in the SF Gay Area:

CAL-SF: 1 October,
Friday afternoon/evening:

against racism & discrimination.
Please meet at queer Community Center,
Market & Octavia, at 5pm.
[SUN says:
We endorse this march for racial/cultural/ethnic inclusiveness.
Please make and bring your own signs, flags, etc. ....]

***NEW YORK: October 1st, Friday morning, early:
Spencer Tunick's next Naked Pavement
photo-shoot will take place
1 October at 6:45 AM,
in New York City on 13th Street
between Washington Street and the West Side Highway.
All are welcome to pose.
The shoot is part of Extremely Refrigerated, a two-week art and performance installation
taking place in New York's meat-market district and on the Internet.
It's being produced by the Floating Point Unit transmedia art collective.
More info at HotWired: Retina - Naked City:

[ ]

USA: Oct. 1, Friday:
deals with same-sex marriage struggle.
One could see trailer at
[ ]

*** LOVE PARADE (for world peace):
starting at 1pm at Market and Beale,
downtown near the Embarcadero.
Make and carry your own peace signs!

[ SUN's nudist contingent will be led by
"Naked Marvin" Gordon, from Toronto. ]


CAL: SF: October 2-3, Sat-Sun:
"Reggae in the Park" festival,
in Golden Gate Park.

[Festival WON'T include "burn the queer" singer Capleton.]


CAL: SF: circa 2-3 Oct. (first weekend):
"Strictly Bluegrass" festival, in Golden Gate Park.

CAL: SF: Sunday Oct 3: Castro Street Fair,
including Sugar Valley*.

[ ]

CSF runs from 11am to 6pm on three streets:
Market between Noe and Collingwood;
Castro between Market and 19th;
and 18th between Diamond and Noe.

CSF was considered wild in the Seventies.
Today, coming one week after Folsom, it seems mild.

Women can go TOPFREE if they choose;
but nudity and bare genitals are banned.
See-thru garments may get by?
Atmosphere may be more relaxed after 4pm?
Less nudophobia on Market Street (as contrasted with Castro or 18th streets)?

Please donate $3 per person when entering the fair area.

* [ ]
At "Sugar Valley" on 18th Street, look for "body painting" (?).
Magnet offers the "Polaroid Penis Project".

CAL: Oct 3: SF, Cable 29: "Outlook" [queer news], first Sunday, 5pm.

CAL-SF: October 3, Sunday evening/night,
6pm to 1 am:
"DEPORTING the American Dream" --
"an evening of immigration awaeness & community":
live music, poetry & spoken word, food & drink, slide-show by artists, tango party, etc.
[ ] [.... in Tuvalu?]

"Participating artists" include
MATT GONZALEZ, Jill Knight, Youth Speaks....

at Studio Z,
314 -- 11th Street (near Folsom St)
$7 to $20, sliding scale


CAL, northern: SF and Berkeley:
thru October 7:
new film, TYING THE KNOT,
on same-sex marriage struggle.
See trailer at
[ ]
Limited engagements in SF Gay Area, Oct. 1-7 only:
Lumiere, in SF: 415.267.4893
Act, in Berkeley: 510.464.5980
[ ]

USA: thru 11 October:
" Marriage Equality California Caravan
and National Rally in Washington D.C.
From October 4 to 11, 2004, marriage activists will leave San Francisco and cross the
country to Washington D.C. on the Marriage Equality Express, making 14 stops to
network with local marriage activists and spread the fire for marriage equality nation-wide.

EQCA and MECA will post daily blogs from the riders.

Consider going to Washington D.C. for the
National Marriage Equality Rally
on National Coming Out Day [Monday, Oct. 11]
in the Upper Senate Park -
hear Barney Frank, Mabel Teng, marriage plaintiffs,
civil rights advocates, Tuck and Patti and more.
To learn more about supporting the marriage caravan and rally go to

( ). +

+ Register to Vote Absentee!
...Registered voters are five times more likely
to actually vote,
when they vote by mail.
To register to vote absentee go to

( ).
[-- MECA]

CAL-SF: 4 October, Monday, 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM:
"Celebrating Women" exhibit
by IMOW,
at One Market, concourse lobby, downown SF.
Take Bart/Muni to Embarcadero Station.

"The International Museum of Women presents “Celebrating Women,” an exhibit of artifacts, music and photographs of festivals from around the world; richly documented for the first time by Paola Gianturco in her new book “Celebrating Women” (powerHouse Books, October 2004).
The International Museum of Women will open in 2008 at Pier 26 in San Francisco.

Celebrating Women features more than 17 festivals, in many countries. The exhibit affirms the power of women as athletes, defenders, goddesses, providers, warriors and more. Since different cultures deem different attributes laudable, the exhibit offers a view of how women's roles are defined by community and their identities are informed by tradition. It is an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and others, as we strive together for positive social change. For more information please go to
Our mission is to value the lives of women around the world."

USA: Friday, 8 October:
"Boycott for Equality".
Please spend NO money today,
if possible.
[ ]

CALIFORNIA: Friday, circa 8 October:
Deadline for state Attorney General Bill Lockyer to file a brief
defending Cal's unfair, homophobic and sexist marriage laws.
[ Comment by SUN: Lockyer should have recused himself from same-sex marriage lawsuits.
By handling this issue personally, instead of letting an assistant AG represent the state,
Lockyer has contradicted himself and has angered many queer voters.
Please see also: 26 October 2004]

USA: DC: early October: U.S. Supreme Court starts 2004-2005 term.

*** CAL: SF: 9 October 2004: Saturday afternoon:

first annual Nude Peace Day at Baker Beach:

*** N U D E PEACE DAY: You're invited to bodypaint and get bodypainted for freedom and peace, on N u d e Peace Day, the second Saturday of each October, at Baker Beach, San Francisco. Free. Adults of all genders and orientations are welcome. Take #29 Muni bus to Baker Beach (either of two stops; ask driver); or bike there; or walk from Geary Blvd. and 25th Ave. Walk to northern parking lot, which has water fountain & toilets. From parking lot, walk north on beach (toward Golden Gate Bridge), thru prude zone and into clothing-optional zone. Then visually follow the cable fence (separating usable beach from protected vegetation) until you see a Leather Pride Flag (bearing a red heart, with stripes of black, blue, and white). If you don't see the flag yet, just enjoy the beach on your own. Look again for flag, or bodypainters, each hour, especially near the log stairway. Since organizers must carry supplies on bus, no reliable time can be guaranteed. We hope to be there by 2PM, possibly earlier.
Rain cancels.
For details or last-minute changes, please see SUN
[ ]

*** CAL, northern: Oakland:
9 October, Saturday evening:
October 9
a clothing-optional happening:
"Sacred Prostitutes Perform" --
an exorcism of shame to benefit the
Berkeley ballot initiative for sex workers’ rights.
with dance by “slut-goddess” Ruby Pearl,
with book signing by whore-priestess Scarlet Harlot,
"The Unrepentant Whore";
with spoken word by sex positive Stacey Swimme,
Robin Few, and Debbie Moore. Clothing-optional.
Saturday, 10/9/04, 8pm.
Loop Gallery, 6436 Telegraph Ave. @ 65th St., Oakland
For info:
[ debbiemoore [at] ]
SUN says:
You can still attend this Oct. 9 evening event in Oakland at 8PM;
AFTER the Nude Peace Day afternoon gathering at SF's Baker Beach.
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