This article is from the Naturism FAQ, by Dennis Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Naturism is not the majority opinion - not yet, anyway - so naturists
must, out of necessity, be advocates for the practice of naturism.
Naturists have lobbied for the designation of clothing-optional areas
on public lands, the repeal of laws that ban simple, non-sexual
nudity, and many other related causes. Recent years have seen a rise
in activism and a decline in the closeted anonymity that typified
naturism in the past. (It should be noted that there are naturists who
prefer not to get involved in the politics of naturism, and some who
support some of the politics but not others. As with non-naturist
politics, there is a spectrum of opinions, and it's impossible to
categorize all naturists with one brush stroke.)