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NYC’s Go Topless Day Parade in Images and Video

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NYC’s Go Topless Day Parade in Images and Video

Coinciding with Women’s Equality Day (August 26), New York City saw the return of the tenth annual Go Topless Day Parade.

The event was organized by GoTopless, an organization founded in 2007, attempts to defend women’s constitutional right to be as publicly bare-chested as men. Rael, founder of GoTopless.org has this to say:

“As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests”

Being topless in public has been legal in New York City since 1992. This event is a celebration of that law.

The Parade took place on Saturday in Manhattan, co ordinating with similar parades in Los Angeles and in dozens of cities around the world.

The movement grew in popularity and note following the #FreeTheNipple campaign, which grew as a reaction to social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram prohibiting any and all “graphic content” that pictures a woman’s areola. Later a movie “Free the Nipple” catapulted the movement into the public zeitgeist with and celebrity support from Scout Willis, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler.

Saturday’s parade was a colorful celebration of body-equality, here are some images and videos from the event:

Love yourself. #gotoplessday #freethenipple

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#gotopless #gotoplessday2017 ##gotoplessmarch #iphone6 #newyorkcity #newyork #streettogs #streetphotography

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Love yourself. #gotoplessday #freethenipple

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Featured image source [gotopless.org]