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Don Schrader is a famous Albuquerque activist that has been on television in the past. He said he never eats cooked food, never drinks or smokes, and never uses computers. He said he has never ridden a vehicle in 11 years. He said he “loves to live simply” and that he keeps a list of every penny he spends every day. He said that for the entirety of 2011, he only spent $4,441.
Schrader is also openly gay and is a proud nudist. He is often found strolling around the University of New Mexico Campus or along Central Ave. naked. He said his nudist lifestyle is based on his attraction to the naked male form and that he aspires to have the perfect male body. He even drinks his own pee as part of an allegedly healthy “urine therapy.” Schrader is a hardcore activist and lives in a room in a friend’s house with three other housemates. One of them is currently in Antarctica.
Below is a video about Don Schrader, and scroll down for a more in-depth photo story.
Don Schrader, an Albuquerque activist and former television personality that has been profiled by various newspapers and documentaries in the past, walks around a neighborhood south of the University of New Mexico one sunny Sunday afternoon. Schrader, who is often found strolling shirtless near the UNM campus, said he never eats cooked food, does not ride vehicles, drink alcohol or use computers.
Schrader walks by a Baptist church along Walter St. on his way to the University of New Mexico. Schrader said that although he was raised Catholic by his parents, he is now agnostic. He said he also refuses to be atheist because atheism is even more “dogmatic” than other religions. Being an agnostic, he said he advocates love for fellow human beings and does not want to pick fights with people from other religions.
Schrader talks with Lorraine, a college student and his friend, inside a grocery store. Schrader said Lorraine asked him to edit her paper for a class, and the two discussed the student’s work although there were people in line. The conversation lasted for five minutes.
Schrader jumps on a trampoline inside his small room Sunday morning. He said the trampoline is the best form of human exercise because it raises the heartbeat while working up the rest of the body.
A mother and her children who were playing on the street gives Schrader a frozen stare as the nudist goes out of his home along Walter St. to stroll around the neighborhood shirtless.