Two days after the 95th anniversary of women’s suffrage, a different type of equal rights movement has returned to Denver. Sunday marked #Denvergotoplessday in honor of national Go Topless Day and the Free the Nipple movement.
The movement has its roots in a 2012 film of the same name, according to freethenipple.com. Advocates maintain that women should be granted equal protection of the law, pertaining specifically to the right to go topless in public, something men in the United States universally share.
This year holds particular significance. A Fort Collins woman, Brittiany Hoagland, filed a lawsuit in May to remove “the breast or breasts of a female” from the city’s public-indecency ordinance. Her previous effort failed last year.
Despite the heavier undertones of the movement, Denver’s parade on 16th Street Mall this afternoon brought lots of fun and flesh to the famous promenade. More than 3,000 users expressed interest in the event on Facebook and CBS reported participants in the hundreds.
Since Instagram’s a prude, we gathered some of the best of Twitter:
The parade was light-hearted, but supporters remember what it’s really about.
“Still not asking for it.”
Bring your friends.
And it wasn’t just ladies.
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