Galloway: Nudists to state lawmakers: ‘Don’t worry — we’ll be well-dressed’

That’s a great headline from the AJC’s Jim Galloway. He reports on the planned lobbying effort by the American Association for Nude Recreation at the upcoming National Conference of State Legislators’ annual meeting here in Atlanta in August.

“We want policymakers to know that we practice our pastime within appropriate settings. At a formal meeting such as NCSL we will be fully clothed in business attire complete with lapels and pins, and other fashion accessories,” said AANR Public Affairs Coordinator Carolyn Hawkins, via a press release.

The group’s motto: “The credible voice of reason for nude recreation since 1931.”

I’m thankful the members of the American Association for Nude Recreation will be clothed while in Atlanta. I’m also thankful Jim did all necessary research for this story so I didn’t have to.



  1. greencracker says:

    I’m ridiculously psyched about NCSL being here this year, but not because of the nudists. Nudity + (legislators OR lobbyists OR reporters) = fail

  2. Where does a nudist where a lapel pin? Also, from Ludlow Porch: “I would never be a nudist because I wouldn’t have any place to put my cigarettes. That, and wicker furniture.”

    • ricstewart says:

      “Where does a nudist where [sic] a lapel pin?”

      Jack Kingston says nudists are un-American.

  3. NaturistSpace says:

    If you’re looking to ease your way into the nudist lifestyle, nudist resorts , nudist beaches and nudist dating site (Google DatingwithNudist) are available that offer a slightly less adventurous experience.

  4. Nudism is NOT about seeing or being seen. It’s about de-stressing, relaxing, and returning to innocence. It’s about accepting yourself and others for who you are, how you act, and what you say, rather than what you look like, wear, or own. Nudists usually remove sunglasses when talking with someone new. It’s polite. It’s simply the feel-good feeling of the air, water on you without the constriction of clothing.

  5. Napoleon says:

    Sure we will be well dressed…IN OUR FINEST BIRTHDAY SUITS! 🙂

    Well, as Lewis Grizzard used to say, if you’re “naked,” it just means you have no clothes on. If you’re “nekked,” it means you have no clothes on and you’re up to something.

    Not sure if lobbying legislators would count as being “up to something.”

    By the way, glad we now have nudist sock puppets on PP. Place was starting to get a little dull!

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