helped naturists all over
spread way beyond that.
He urged me to get
involved with San Onofre
and was there with
and help when I desired
one person could make
Rights Association, headed by Canada’s Paul
Rapoport,20 and has funded challenges in
Johanna, Lee, and past AANR president
associated with TNS skirt the borders of this
True vague request, but TNS continues to do what it can to encourage inclusive
yet healthy naturist surroundings.
I ‘m saddened by the news
of http://nudenudist.com/tube/while-looking-for-the-nude-beach/ passing. I recall at
one of my first naturist gatherings, he walked up to me and
said “Welcome Mitzi.” This was
before I was a NACAR and I had
no idea he even knew my
name. He was not afraid
to attempt new thought for naturism and
it was he that started making
naturists gatherings enjoyment, not simply a
Group of meetings. I consider he
of nudist beaches and resorts
(The World Guide.) I’m glad that
I got to know he and Johanna
while he still owned TNS.
Three other inclinations differentiate
TNS from other naturist organizations.
The philosophy of TNS, if not of every
one of its individual members, powerfully
and publicly supports the development
natural environment; and the progress
of the arts.
Since the 1980s, TNS has published
nearly 30 attributes on topfree equality in CWS and N. The Naturist Action
court to give women the same right as men
to bare their chests in public. Perhaps the
most spectacular example was TNS’ engagement with the Rochester Topfree Seven, a
group who successfully challenged a discriminatory law in New York State to gain
topfreedom for women there in 1992.21
In the mid-1980s, Michelle Handler
and some other activist girls in TNS
began to attack what they considered to be
sexist depictions of women in magazines.
of girls in CWS, Handler maintained that
TNS and other naturist/naturist organizations needed to present more males in their
periodicals and advertisements. Additionally,
the critics charged, they needed to show a
greater array of body shapes, sizes, and colours. Handler’s message was worth cautious
Thought. TNS has wanted all along
to support women in nudism, but now
saw that it could be done, and maybe
should be done, in a slightly different manner.
much more complete image of the naturist inhabitants.
Today N reveals naturists in all their
Various shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. As
America has gained weight, so too have the
Folks in N. As naturists have aged, so overly
have those depicted in its highest journal.
magazine can claim to more accurately display the beauty and energy, along with the
warts and scars, of nudism as TNS and N
Originating from the ecologically conscious
youth of the 1970s, TNS continues its
emphasis on our natural link to the
biosphere. Strand and hot spring support
groups in the Naturist Network commonly host
Clean up days, assisting the local management service in caring for the site. This
not only helps to cultivate good relationships
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Lee Baxandall was ardent about
life! He never undertook anything which
he wouldn’t give to wholeheartedly.
When he was a young man he wasn’t only
a Boy Scout, he was an Eagle Scout. While
some successful young men met their
town’s mayor, Lee met the President.
Lee did not only talk German;
he would translate the works of one of
Germany’s great writers into English. He
didn’t merely write for a newspaper, he wrote
for the New York Times and founded his
When he retired he did not set up
Business over to them. When Lee was
committed to something he would let
nothing get in the way of his aim.
When he was presented to nudism he realized he just had to share the
life affirming delight of being clothes-free and helping
to introduce others to the delight of nude recreation.