10-Sep-2017,
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GoTopless supports High School Student behind Berkeley’s Topless Equality bill

San Francisco, CA, Sept. 11 - GoTopless is thrilled to reveal that the ‘Topless Equality’ proposal submitted by Berkeley councilman, Kriss Worthington to be voted on Sept 12, is actually the initiative of a High School student in the Bay area.

“High School student, Simone was a Berkeley City Hall intern working for Worthington over the summer,” Nadine Gary, president of GoTopless explains “that is how she suggested the proposal to the councilman.  Worthington encourages his interns to write proposals on causes they are particularly drawn to." 

The following statement in Worthington’s Topless Equality recommendation was crafted by Simone: "If a woman's nipples are fit to be seen by the most innocent and impressionable portion of the population, babies and toddlers, then it stands to reason that nipples are not inherently sexual and are fit to be seen by the rest of the population, if that woman so chooses,"

“Gotopless commands this young woman on her determination for human equality, “ says Gary “her sense of civic duty far surpasses the one found in millions of Americans who already have voting privileges and are apathetic to social justice except for, perhaps, the occasional comment on social media.

"Action speaks louder than words" presses Gary "Maitreya Rael who inspired the foundation of GoTopless calls this a true cultural revolution".

GoTopless invites the public to come to Berkeley Council Chambers on Tuesday Sept 12 at 6pm to support the bill legally titled as Adopt an Ordinance Equalizing Nudity Laws in Berkeley Between All Genders by Decriminalizing the Display of Female Nipples”.

 


04-Sep-2017,
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GoTopless supports Councilman Worthington on his Berkeley, CA topless proposal

Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle: Rene Messick laughs as Chelsea Ducote paints her chest during Go Topless Day at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, August 23, 2015

San Francisco CA,  Sept 5 -  GoTopless is thrilled to learn that councilman Kriss Worthington has launched a proposal to annul the antiquated and sexist indecent exposure law concerning women going topless in public in Berkeley, CA.

The proposed ordinance reads: “If a woman's nipples are fit to be seen by the most innocent and impressionable portion of the population, babies and toddlers, then it stands to reason that nipples are not inherently sexual and are fit to be seen by the rest of the population, if that woman so chooses.”

"We wholeheartedly applaud this proposal," said Nadine Gary, President of GoTopless, "we have actively fought for topless equality for the last decade and are delighted to see political figures stand up for this gender equality matter".

Gary remembers that in 2015, councilwoman Melissa Diner of District 11 of the City of Los Angeles had launched a similar proposal for her Venice Beach neighborhood but the Los Angeles City Council  had not acted on it stating more pressing priorities.

"It is quite an oddity to see California react so conservatively on equal gender topless rights when it's been legal in the state of New York for 25 years already!"  remarks Gary. "Let is see how Worthington's proposal fairs, it will be considered by Berkeley's city council meeting on Sept 12."

Another legal matter may soon improve gender equality: GoTopless' court case Tagami VS The City of Chicago soon to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. "It is likely to finally offer some well needed constitutional light on women's topless right."  says Gary

Gotopless just celebrated its 10th anniversary on Aug. 26, 2017, honoring Women Equality Day with GoTopless events in many cities throughout the Western world, including 40 in the US alone.


25-Aug-2017,
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10th anniversary GoTopless Parades in 19 American cities and many large cities around the world

Washington, DC, Aug. 25 - The Gotopless event organizers are reporting at least 19 events in the USA and 40 events worldwide to be held on Saturday August 26 in honor of Women's Equality Day​.  Their goal is to request equal gender topless rights for men and women.

“The list of the cities where Gotopless rallies will take place is growing every year” said Nadine Gary, leader of the Worldwide Gotopless Movement and Raelian Guide. “ Each city brings its own color in the topless panorama. NYC​ will have the world's​ first topless marching band ever; participants in LA will have to cover their nipples as in Phoenix, Az, Chicago,Il and Duluth, Mn, cities where going​ topless is still banned.

​However, ​they will all bring their peaceful and joyful determination to be respected as a human being and not ​to ​be discriminated against because of the size of their breast​s.​”

“Our hope is to have millions joining our events in 2020 when we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment” Gary said. “In 1920, women earned their right to vote on the basis of gender equality, the same constitutional principle must apply to the female chest, not only the politically correct areas of a woman’s life.”

The women gathered in Washington DC​, a legally topless city,​ on Saturday will have a special thought for the congresswomen who fought this year to have the right to attend sessions bare armed. “The female representatives of this country had to comply ​with​ archaic rules preventing them from​ showing​ the skin of their arms when in Congress until 2017. They won the right to wear sleeveless tops by unifying and defying. The thousands of women supporting the Gotopless movement are unifying and will defy again on Saturday and every year until they are granted equal topless rights”.

 

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