Sunday's 'GoTopless Pride Parade' to end at Brooklyn's new boob-themed bar

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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:50 pm

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Sunday's 'GoTopless Pride Parade' to end at Brooklyn's new boob-themed

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NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday, August 24, the

women's rights organization GoTopless will hold Go Topless Pride

Parades and other events in New York City and over 60 other cities

worldwide for the 7th annual GoTopless Day, according to a statement

released today by GoTopless.

"New York is the ideal location for the world's first GoTopless Pride

Parade," said Rachel Jessee, GoTopless spokesperson and leader of

GoTopless in NYC. "Since 1992, it's been one of the few cities in the

United States or the world where women's topless rights are already

recognized by law."

She said her organization is inviting both men and women "to stand up

with topless pride" on Sunday in honor of Women's Equality Day.

"There's nothing more empowering for a woman than to free her body

from the shackles of repression," Jesse said. "Freeing her body allows

her to free her mind as well, and also to mend her self-image and

self-esteem."

Jesse said "topless and joyful performances" will take place all

Sunday afternoon as the GoTopless Pride Parade makes its way from

Columbus Circle through Times Square to Bryant Park. The parade will

begin at 2 p.m.

"After the parade, all participants are welcome to end the GoTopless

Day festivities with a fun get-together at the Boobie Trap, a recently

opened, boob-themed bar in Brooklyn," Jessee added.

She said her organization's goal is to make female toplessness "a

non-event."

"We hope that by participating in annual topless festivities, New York

City women and women around the world will feel increasingly

comfortable to go topless in public," Jessee said. "When a woman's

uncovered chest in public becomes the simple non-event it already is

for a man, we will have accomplished our mission."

SOURCE GoTopless

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/CONTACT: Kasyo Perrier, 617-967-6179, info@gotopless.org

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