The bed and sales tax revenue generated from the 10, permanent residents and nearly 1 million annual tourists helps fund everything from school districts to law enforcement. Inside, Pastor Norm arranges Bibles on the plastic tables. As I make my way to leave the Butt Hutt, a man with mussed white hair, an imposing frame and an all-over tan corners me. Back when it was just a few guys and girls hanging out with their clothes off, with nothing to fight about. Roughly half of the resorts in the area function as not-for-profits. But most classic naturists are less tolerant of Caliente.
Nayeli. Age: 30.
The resort felt it had to ratchet up security since the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, being that it hosts large queer crowds.
Julieta. Age: 30.
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He orders a pitcher full of Diet Coke and tells me about how he sees himself as a global ambassador of nudism — with multiple advocacy groups and a political action committee dedicated to destigmatizing nude recreation. Back when it was just a few guys and girls hanging out with their clothes off, with nothing to fight about. He explains that when he bought his house in Caliente — one of the first built in — the place still welcomed families, and held the same rules as Lake Como.