Gladiator gone


Mr Walters in the outfit | Back to Stonewall | 16306ga

Will X. Walters, who lost a lawsuit against San Diego police who arrested him for nudity during San Diego Pride, may have killed himself.

Police were called to the apartment of 35-year-old Will X. Walters Wednesday but it’s unclear how long he’d been dead. The case is under investigation by the medical examiner.

Back to Stonewall report that Mr Walters “was dressed in leather gear consisting of boots, a black leather gladiator kilt, black underwear, and a black leather harness with chrome rings and says he was forcibly escorted out and had his phone knocked from his hand as he attempted to record the incident.”

His attorney, Chris Morris, says he hadn’t heard from his client since the Dec. 13 verdict.

Mr Walters was arrested in 2011 during a gay pride event at Balboa Park, San Diego for wearing a leather gladiator outfit that didn’t fully cover his buttocks. He sued police for anti-gay discrimination but a federal jury ruled against him. Mr Walters had run up a bill of roughly $1 million for his legal costs.

Gay Activist sends condolences to family, friends and colleagues.