USA: Labor Day!

Preparing his surface!

The first Monday in September, annually, in the USA is the national holiday known as Labor Day – in honour of those who work hard and keep the nation’s economy healthy. Originally conceived for hourly manual workers, it now includes all workers, both blue-collar (manual) and white-collar (executive) workers!

Kory Mitchell: American laborer #1!

Despite posing with construction equipment, Labor Day is regarded as a holiday for all professions. It is also often unofficially determined to be the last day of the summer season!

Kory Mitchell: American laborer #2!
Kory Mitchell: a smiling Labor Day celebrant!

Happy Labor Day! If living in the USA, then have a safe and successful holiday.

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, September 9, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Words Of Wisdom!”

Making Memories #1!

Memory maker!

A salute to all bare practitioner photographers everywhere!

As we enter into the final half of the month of August, 2022, it is appropriate to acknowledge all of those of us who help the rest of us recall and ponder the wonderful events and friends that have made our lives so much fun! Thank you for enabling the cold and frigid days of the winter to become somewhat enjoyable and filled with fun and laughter and photographs of our bare times together!

Forward Notation:

I apologize for the confusion here. Last Friday I published today’s post entry as “Is Pride Necessary.” I had completely forgotten about today’s post entry as being already scheduled. “Is Pride Necessary” will publish this upcoming Friday, August 26, 2022, and once again, I regret the confusion on my part!

Natural photographer in nature!

I especially want to commend my spouse, Aaron, for all of his work with his camera in capturing the images of myself and our families and friends. They may not all be bare practitioners with the both of us, but they do liven up our photo albums at home! Aaron will author a post one week from today dealing with posing clothes free and creating a bare practitioner photo album.

Indoor photographer!

For the bare practitioner community, there is no mandate or rule that our photographers must be just as bare as we are. However, it is a common courtesy that in order to make everyone comfortable and relaxed, a naked camera operator is a welcome addition to any gathering. Her/his presence with a camera and without clothing encourages everyone to concentrate on the company and the purpose – taking pictures, posing and having a good time!

Ready to shoot: bare with camera!

Creating photographs and images while totally naked eliminates the distinction between the photographer (camera operator) and those being photographed (posers, subjects). All of a sudden, removing all clothing, everyone becomes equal and relaxed. A separation (clothing versus nakedness) is eradicated and is easily replaced by trust.

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, August 26, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Is Pride Necessary?”

August: Time To Skinny-Dip!

A race to the ocean!

This bare practitioner couple feel the urgent need to share a skinny-dipping (swimming naked) experience together as they welcome the last full-month of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere.

Closer and closer!

As they race towards the oceanic destination, their excitement increases as they seek to satisfy their desire for aquatic antics!

The surf rolls in!

The surf welcomes their energy and enthusiasm and invites their participation in its vast area of fun and games!

Mounting his shoulders!

Their joy and pleasure knows no limits as they laughingly engage in a turn of mutual summer glee and happiness!

The fun begins!

One atop another, they both anticipate a day of bare practitioner delight as the warmth of the summer sun fuels their play!

Charge!

The month of August stands before them ready to offer itself for their exploration well deserved fulfillment!

Best August wishes to all!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for Friday, August 5, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “August Playdays!”

Aaron and I both agree this particular graphic ideally represents “Skinny-dipping!”

Bare Practitioner’s Day!

Bare practitioner couple kissing!

As are most observances within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer + communities (GLBTQ+), Bare Practitioner’s Day (today) is a recent celebration that is slowly gaining acceptance and recognition within both the naturist/nudist culture and the GLBTQ+ world. Prior to 2008, there were few, if any, references to “homosexual” – GLBTQ+ – naturist/nudist events outside the limited number of social organizations promoting same gender loving nudity.

Before I progress any further on this topic, I should explain or remind everyone that “Bare practitioner” is the term that I prefer to use for self-identification as well as describe who and what we are. I believe the overwhelming majority utilize the term “gay naturist/nudist.” In most social settings, sexual actions are not permitted. That’s the reason I’d much rather be a bare practitioner as opposed to gay naturist/nudist. “Gay” (unfortunately) has simply too much sexual baggage or innuendo.

Gay trio naked together!

There is a paucity of information available on the existence of a social nudity movement within the homosexual/same gender loving community before the June, 1969, Stonewall Inn Riots. There is no doubt individual interest in the practice, but societal norms and restrictions prevented any acknowledgment and the development of any support within our culture. Religion and society created, empowered and enabled a legal system that fanatically and zealously prohibited and severely punished any semblance of sexual deviancy.

The 1969 Stonewall Inn Riots (SIR) opened the door and introduced the concept and ideal of equality to our same gender loving clothes freedom community and culture. Soon, “homosexual rights” and “gay liberation” were prevalent and relevant themes to our growing list of actions and concerns that needed to be addressed. Our “time” in history had arrived!

Bare practitioner pride: a substantial force!

July 14, annually, is observed as Bare Practitioner’s Day here on ReNude Pride. This date is also known as Gay Naturist Day, Gay Nudist Day and as Gay Naturist/Nudist Day. Just as there is no need for us to feel any disgrace or shame as being body and clothes freedom enthusiasts, there is likewise no reason to remain closeted or secretive as bisexual or same gender loving. We should all be proud of ourselves every day!

Jason Collins, Brooklyn Nets (retired)

“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” ~ Jason Collins ~

Jason Collins, professional basketball player (retired). Jason is the very first openly same gender loving man to play not only in the National Basketball Association (NBA) but also for any of the four professional American sports leagues. He retired from the Brooklyn Nets team in the NBA.

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, July 18, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “In Memory of: E. Lynn Harris!”

Nude Recreation Week: Vintage Gallery

Social nudity smiles!

A collection of vintage photographs from my collection depicting bare practitioners from previous generations.

Nature man!

Even though the earliest observances of Nude Recreation Week didn’t begin until the 1970’s, these photographs pre-date the designation.

Breaking barriers!
Hiking dudes!
“Tug-of-War” rope pulling!

Skinny-dipping!

No matter what personal interests, outdoor nudity offers pleasures for everyone! Enjoy!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, July 11, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Sex On The Beach Cocktail!”

USA: Independence Day!

Patriotic profile!

On this date in 1776, the Continental Congress met and agreed on the Independence of the USA from Great Britain.

Happy Independence Day!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “2022: Nude Recreation Week!”

Canada Day: Platinum Year!

Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada

This year, 2022, marks the 70th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II – her majesty’s Platinum anniversary! She became queen immediately upon the death of her father, King George VI, in February, 1952.

Due to the Queen’s advanced age (96 years), she currently experiences discomfort being mobile and, unfortunately, she was forced to curtail many of her appearances for her official Platinum Anniversary celebrations. Here’s to wishing Her Majesty the very best on her reign!

My spouse, Aaron, adores Her Majesty! He is a subject of Canada and hangs a Canadian flag on his nightstand beside our bed at home.

Postal depiction of H.M. the Queen

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Map of Canada!

This date marks the creation of the Dominion of Canada under the British North America Act of 1867,which united four colonial provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec) into the actual union with the capital in Ottawa. The remaining provinces and territories have been added over the years.

Bare practitioner draped in the Canadian flag!

This is the official holiday of Canada, focusing on all things and events that makes everything and everyone Canadian special, unique and well – Canadian! The July 1 date? That makes it comfortable, easier and simpler for all of us to strip off our garments and skinny-dip for Canada!

Shirt off!
Pants off!
Underwear off!
Drop to skinny-dip for Canada!

Happy Canada Day to all!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry planned for here is Monday, July 4, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “USA: Independence Day!”

Bottoms-Up! June, 2022!

Pride celebration!

Today marks the last day of Pride Month here on ReNude Pride as well as being our regular Bottoms-Up! June, 2022! feature. It is with honour that we show some interracial harmony as well as pride in our post entry today!

More beautiful buttocks!

Our trio presented above unite in sharing their buttocks while standing fully nude side-by-side with no feelings of shame! They’ve earned the distinction of having a true concept of both GLBTQ+ pride and nude pride! Congratulations on learning the concept, men! Firm looking buttocks, by the way!

The new inclusive PROGRESS rainbow pride flag!

Sunbathing is an ideal time to strip out of our swimsuits and beautify our world by baring our bold buttocks!

A sand-covered bottoms-up!

Skinny-dipping is a major favourite past-time activity for all of us who enjoy being bottoms-up!

Poolside skinny-dipper!

The sunshine and the water always feel good and help us relax! Additionally, it also helps to keep us cool during the rise in summer temperatures!

A towel on the beach!

A sandy beach and a towel are ideal once the Summer officially begins on June 21, annually! Snacks and a water help to keep us refreshed!

Bottoms-Up!

An endless summer of Bottoms-Up! buttocks for all! Take care and stay bare!

Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry for here is planned for tomorrow, Friday, July 1, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Canada Day: Platinum Year!”

Pride Time!

Paul: halfway to destiny!

Paul is the older brother of Aaron – my spouse. Paul is also a practicing Roman Catholic and was born almost three years before Aaron. While an early adolescent, my Aaron was exploring both his nudity and his sexuality, Paul continued to adhere to the dogma endorsed and taught by his church.

By the time that Aaron reached his fifteenth birthday, he had already accepted and announced to his family and close friends that he was gay. Just prior to his high school (secondary) graduation, he disclosed his preference for social nudity. Paul remained comfortable and compliant in his religious exercise.

Relaxation!

When marriage equality became legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2014, Paul had already “come-out” as bisexual to Aaron and I. Once that was accomplished, he gradually began attending clothing optional gatherings with us. Just prior to our actual marriage (August 15, 2015), Paul acknowledged his comfort with his public nakedness (social nudity) and amended his sexuality status to exclusively same gender loving.

For the past several years, Paul has lived with the same partner, named Sudhir. Together, they’ve created a very informal bare practitioner community near where they live in the western part of this state. Now that the coronavirus COVID-19 seems to be in recession, they’re planning their first potluck pride picnic on land owned by an acquaintance they share.

Skinny-dipping!

Aaron and I are leaving Arlington tomorrow and going to visit them and be with them as they host this Pride social event. The owner has a small lake on the property so, weather permitting, we can all skinny-dip and picnic while we socialize together. It should be a summer fun-time (hopefully) for us all!

Please refer to the author’s note below for the next publication date here!

Take care and stay bare!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Monday, June 27, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “National HIV Testing Day!”

Sunshine Pride!

The PROGRESS Rainbow Flag!

In the USA, which is where yours truly (myself) resides, the annual celebration of GLBTQ+ and Bare Pride Month occurs during the month of June. The Stonewall Inn Riots – which are attributed as the onset of equal rights struggle – happened on the evening of June 28, 1969. This uprising is credited as triggering the global campaign for the recognition and respect for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer + people everywhere.

The header image (above) depicts the Progress Rainbow flag , the relatively new official banner of the GLBTQ+ community and culture, and this flag represents our diverse inclusion of all of us in our fight for equality, respect and unity. We are, after all, humanity!

The USA is located in the Northern Hemisphere where June commences the season of summer, a sacred occasion for us bare practitioners (GLBTQ+ naturists/nudists) and the theme for this posting here on ReNude Pride!

Royal command!

As bare practitioners, our struggle for acceptance and inclusion within the GLBTQ+ community and culture continues today. We also strive for the same within our clothes freedom (naturist/nudist) community and culture. Bigotry and prejudice, unfortunately. is a “people” trait that isn’t limited to one certain group of humans.

That is the reason that our confidence and pride is of paramount importance to us all. It is our acceptance, acknowledgement and joy in being simply who and what we essentially are with no feelings of guilt or shame!

Bare beach pair #1

Summertime is traditionally the season for “outdoor fun in the sun.” We bare practitioners both embrace, honour and understand this wholesome philosophy. Sunshine is often considered synonymous with the summer season. Why not get outside in order to appreciate and to enjoy what is rightfully ours? After all, summer is only one brief season of the entire year!

During our celebration of GLBTQ+ and Bare Pride Month, 2022, there’s no cause or excuse for us to keep ourselves inside and away from the sun. As bare practitioners, we’ve spent enough time burdened under excessive layers of clothing. Now is the time we are motivated by delight in our freedom of stripping off our baggage and “hanging out” naturally within our community and culture!

“Our pride in our bare practitioner community and culture is a result of our confidence in striving for what is decent and good, for sacrificing for what is fair and just and in believing that we can make a positive difference.” ~ Roger Poladopoulos ~ June 6, 2022

Bare beach pair #2!

Sunbathing “in the buff” (nude) allows us to showcase our nakedness and our confidence in our bodies as well as in ourselves. It conveys the joy and pleasure that we obtain from being natural with nature and in the rays of the sun!

“Our commitment and dedication to the cause of equality is beyond the limits of ethnicity and/or race. All of us are entitled to freedom and justice no matter who we love.” ~ Roger Poladopoulos ~ June 6, 2022

Bare beach pair #3!

“Acceptance and tolerance enables patience, respect and understanding. These ideals reflect our shared hope for a better future for us all!” ~ Roger Poladopoulos ~ June 6, 2022

Important reminders:

Sunscreen protection!

Before the season becomes too advanced, please remember to use sunscreen for skin protection every time you’re in the sun!

Sunglasses!

Safeguard your eyes and vision from the UV radiation in the sun’s rays! Wear sunglasses!

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Naked hugs!

Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride

Author’s Note: The next proudly planned posting entry for here is planned for Friday, June 10, 2022, and the proposed topic is: “Bare Practitioner Pride!”