Usually the authorities turn a blind eye to nudity during risque events like Pride parades and the Folsom Street Fair. But Will Walters (not pictured at right, but pictured here) found out that wasn’t the case when he got arrested by police for public nudity at San Diego Pride last year.
He filed the following complaint in federal court, according to Courthouse News Service:
“Will Walters is a Hispanic, gay man who owns the dubious distinction of being the only person in the history of the City of San Diego to be arrested and booked on a charge of public nudity…
“He was dressed in leather gear consisting of boots, a black leather gladiator kilt, black underwear, and a black leather harness with chrome rings. His outfit ostensibly passed muster with the Pride personnel manning the admission gates, as Pride personnel ushered him into the event. His underwear and kilt completely covered his genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, perineum, anus or anal region as required by San Diego Municipal Code Section S6.S3(c).”
Walters’ basic claim is that, if women can wear g-strings in public places like the beach, why can’t men? We agree, though we’re a bit confused: How could a thong “completely cover” his buttocks?
But no matter,. this is thong discrimination! It’s the next big civil-rights issue—we can feel it. And Sisqo is its Rosa Parks.