New York and dozens of other cities worldwide became the land of the free nipple yesterday when hundreds gathered for Go Topless Day 2015. Held the Sunday before Women’s Equality Day—August 26th, the day the fairer sex finally gained the right to vote in 1920—the march from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park brought women (and men) together in the fight for equal rights—particularly the right to shed a layer during a hot-as-hell heatwave (or whenever they damn well please).
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Women have been allowed to bare their breasts in New York City since the ‘90s, but the law has recently been given the stink eye by the mayor, who has voiced opposition to the women walking around Times Square with bare, painted chests. Standing tall in the face of prudish tourists and residents alike, the marchers held signs calling for topless pride, equality and the desexulization of boobies. Check out our slideshow of pictures from the event—they may just inspire you to leave your bra at home.