Reverberations of Anti-Queer, Anti-Nude Sentiments in America
I’ve seen three Anita Bryant references today. We live in trying times if she keeps coming up like a bad meal.
The Krassenstein attack is galling. I’ve emailed the brothers about their irresponsible rhetoric. Not that I expect it to change anything.
I wonder how much longer Haulover CO beach will be available to naturists with Florida's Governor, Ron Desantis, banning everything aligning with gay or nudity.
I live in England and we have seen our basic human rights eroded by anti-sex bigots since the 1960s. Sadly the toxicity of the US culture you describe reinforces our politicians' determination to emulate yours. Here, now, it feels as if freedom is a commodity that we have to earn by subservience to bigotry
Nice article! Thanks for putting it together. In regards to where FL is headed in relation to its love/hate relationship with naturists…I think it depends on who you talk to. Locally, it’s still seen as big business to some, mild curiosity to others. But there are segments of society that can be convinced to believe nearly anything. For a politician wanting to stoke fear, hate, and intolerance cloaked in moral purity and protecting youth, particularly to a national audience, anything is a possible.
There is more than a touch of irony in “the land of the free”. So much energy is spent trying to control human behaviours, actions and interactions through invasive and punitive legislation. In Canada, the countries of the European Union and other peer countries, this is not the case.
Your call to activism is spot on, as is the need to think and act beyond legislation that might impact oneself. Women’s rights, intellectual rights, voting rights, the right to be who we are and to love who we wish, the right to wear what we wish or be naked, and so on are all connected. These rights and others require recognition and protection in a “free” society. Without them individuals and societies are both diminished. The current limitations and the trajectory in the USA are both sobering. Much collective and collaborative work is needed!
Really excellent article.
So do we could pull back and hope that in trying to destroy the GBLTTIQA+ Community of Florida Governor DeSantis Shoots a percentage of his state's budget in the foot and temporarily shoots his state's GBLTTIQA+ In the head and make Disney move to California and make Oscar Quality GBLTTIQA+/Naturist/Nudist Movies which I don't think is such a bad idea if it saves The World from another term of President Trump.
Is Governor Ron Desantis against Naturism and Nudism as well as the GBLTTIQA+ Community?