HAMPTON, N.H. — The Latest on women marching bare-breasted for gender equality during GoTopless Day (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

A group of about 50 women and men are walking topless in the oceanside Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice to demand that females get the same legal right as males to walk bare-chested in public.

The protesters are participating Sunday in the GoTopless march, one of several planned around the nation.

GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote.

The marchers walked behind an inflatable pink breast with the phrase “equal topless rights” written on it. One marcher carried a sign reading: “My Body Is Not A Crime.”

A few dozen women went topless on Broadway in New York City as events were also planned in New Hampshire, Denver and other cities around the globe.


4:40 p.m.

They took it off for equality.

A few dozen women, and some men, went topless Sunday afternoon as they walked down Broadway in New York City. It was part of GoTopless Day, which calls for women to have as much right as men to be bare-chested in public.

The march was led by some women carrying a banner, followed by others in a convertible, with the top down, of course. Coming up at the end was a pair of giant inflatable breasts. Onlookers gawked and took photos as the parade participants went by.

It’s been legal to be bare-breasted in New York since 1992.

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


11:20 a.m.

Women around the U.S. plan to go topless as they hit the beach or march in parades in celebration of GoTopless Day, focused on promoting gender equality and women’s rights to bare their breasts in public.

GoTopless Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote.

Events planned include gatherings at beaches from New Hampshire to California and parades in New York City and Los Angeles featuring giant balloons shaped as breasts. Other celebrations are planned in cities across the globe.

Activists in the movement argue women should be able to go topless in public, just as men can.

Cities and states have varying laws regarding whether it’s legal for women to go topless in public.