Women go TOPLESS on the streets of America to promote gender equality and a right to bare their brezzz

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Women across the US have taken to the streets bare chested on Go Topless Day – to promote gender equality.

The event – which also attracted crowds of men taking photographs – is celebrated each year on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote.

A group of about 50 women as well as men were walking topless in the oceanside Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, behind a giant, inflatable pink breast that had the phrase ‘equal topless rights’ written on it.

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Dozens of women have taken to the streets of New York (pictured) and Los Angeles bare chested at Go Topless day 

One marcher carried a sign that said: ‘My Body Is Not A Crime.’ A few dozen women, and some men, went topless as they walked down Broadway in New York City. Onlookers gawked and took photos as the parade participants went by.

The event in New York City and Los Angeles were two of several planned for cities across the globe. Gatherings were planned in New Hampshire, Denver and more.

 

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The annual event aims to promote gender equality and decriminalise female toplessness

 

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The event takes place on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day each year 

 

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The event attracted dozens of women as well as men who turned out in support of the initiative

 

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Nadine Gary, president of Go Topless, said she hopes the events will take away the shock and awe around seeing female breasts.

‘This push for women to go topless in the 21st century is as strong as women wanting to vote in the 20th century,’ she said. ‘It may be sensual, but it’s not illegal to be sensual.’

The legality of women going topless varies by state.

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The event attracted plenty of spectators who paused to take photographs of the brave women

 

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Several spectators climbed to higher vantage points in order to get a better view 

 

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This woman shows off some impressive inkings as she removes her top in NYC 

 

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Women marched behind a giant, inflatable pink breast that had the phrase ‘equal topless rights’ written on it

Kia Sinclair is an event organizer for Go Topless Day at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.

‘It’s in hopes to show people that it can be normal, that it’s really not a big deal and it’s not about getting attention or protesting,’ she said.

Sinclair was also part of a group of women who last year helped beat back an effort to criminalize toplessness in the state.

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