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13-Jul-2016,
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Organizing a GoTopless Day event in your town on Aug. 28, 2016

Here are the guidelines to organize a GoTopless event on Aug 28, 2016 in honor of Women's Equality Day. (This day commemorates women's equal right to vote on the basis of gender equality, Aug 26, 1920). 

The first thing is to call the District Attorney's office (or a lawyer but NOT the police who don't know about such laws most of the time) and ask them the exact law statute on women going topless in your city. (For some cities, the areola and nipple need to be covered, others include the lower part of the breast).  That way you know exactly how you need to dress to remain legal while still protesting your rights. Please let us know on the statute to update our legal files. 

The second thing is to pick a spot where you want to do your protest in your city, hopefully a busy area of town but it is up to you. (let us know the address so we can put it on our gotopless-day map)

Third is to find 2 or 3 people (or more!) who will commit to come with you, a couple men and women.  The men should wear a bikini top because if women can't go top free, neither can men and their wearing a bikini makes as much of a point as women going almost bare. (if your city is top-free then no bikini top for the guys)

Fourth, promote the event in more openminded places like universities or art communities, social networks...

Fifth, send us your facebook page link with your event location date and time so that you can be listed on our gotopless map.

We will send a press release a few days before the event.

On the day of, you can have signs with slogans that state your civil rights protest.  You can view our gotopless-day gallery for a list of slogans we have used in the past.  The event can last one or two hours depending on how you feel.

Please know that even if few people come, the awareness for Equal Topless Rights raised around the promotion of the event will in itself begin to change mentalities.  Time is definitely on our side.  Women rear children, they inherently know to be patient and determined:) 

IN NYC and LA (where we've had event for the last 7 years)  we are launching a new venue:  GoTopless Prides Parades, but in smaller communities, you will be better able to determine what will work best. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us again for any question you may have.


13-Jul-2016,
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Organizing a GoTopless Day event in your town on Aug. 28, 2016

Here are the guidelines to organize a GoTopless event on Aug 28, 2016 in honor of Women's Equality Day. (This day commemorates women's equal right to vote on the basis of gender equality, Aug 26, 1920). 

The first thing is to call the District Attorney's office (or a lawyer but NOT the police who don't know about such laws most of the time) and ask them the exact law statute on women going topless in your city. (For some cities, the areola and nipple need to be covered, others include the lower part of the breast).  That way you know exactly how you need to dress to remain legal while still protesting your rights. Please let us know on the statute to update our legal files. 

The second thing is to pick a spot where you want to do your protest in your city, hopefully a busy area of town but it is up to you. (let us know the address so we can put it on our gotopless-day map)

Third is to find 2 or 3 people (or more!) who will commit to come with you, a couple men and women.  The men should wear a bikini top because if women can't go top free, neither can men and their wearing a bikini makes as much of a point as women going almost bare. (if your city is top-free then no bikini top for the guys)

Fourth, promote the event in more openminded places like universities or art communities, social networks...

Fifth, send us your facebook page link with your event location date and time so that you can be listed on our gotopless map.

We will send a press release a few days before the event.

On the day of, you can have signs with slogans that state your civil rights protest.  You can view our gotopless-day gallery for a list of slogans we have used in the past.  The event can last one or two hours depending on how you feel.

Please know that even if few people come, the awareness for Equal Topless Rights raised around the promotion of the event will in itself begin to change mentalities.  Time is definitely on our side.  Women rear children, they inherently know to be patient and determined:) 

IN NYC and LA (where we've had event for the last 7 years)  we are launching a new venue:  GoTopless Prides Parades, but in smaller communities, you will be better able to determine what will work best. 

Please don't hesitate to contact us again for any question you may have.


22-Aug-2015,
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GoTopless asks Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau to stand for the right of women to be topless in public!

Montreal, August 22 – For the 8th consecutive year, the international organization GoTopless is claiming equality for women to be topless anywhere that is permitted for men, and will be out in the streets of Canadian cities – and elsewhere – Sunday August 23rd.

Sylvie Chabot, Raelian Guide and the Gotopless representative for Canada explained: "While some gains in many places in Canada now allow women to exercise this right, few citizens are educated and sometimes even representatives of the law." She added: "Just remember one event that occurred a few weeks ago in Kitchener, Ontario where Tameera, Alysha and Nadia Mohamed sisters were bothered by a police officer of this city for biking shirtless while it is legal in Ontario since 1991." A great mobilization, to which Gotopless participated, had also been organized in Waterloo on August 1st to denounce this deplorable situation.

Gotopless emphasizes that in addition to Ontario, this right is has been legally recognized in Saskatchewan since 1997 and in British Columbia since 2000. It is time that the other provinces follow suit. Gotopless also reminds that the Raelian women, part of the GoTopless group, filed a formal request in August 2014 for support at the offices of Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulclair, requiring that women benefit from the same rights as men. The organization mentioned that these requests remained unanswered.

Sylvie Chabot concluded: "We hope that these two potential Prime Minister of Canada will dare o rule on this women fundamental right in this pre-election period! In the name of freedom and constitutional rights, men and women of different beliefs, sexual orientations and associations will mobilize as long as women are harassed, humiliated or banned from sunbathing topless where men are allowed to, nor to be disturbed when breastfeeding a baby in public."

Gotopless invites all Canadians to join one or the other following actions at 1PM:

Vancouver (BC) : March and demonstration on Robson

Penticton (BC) : Demonstration and March starting at the City Hall 

Saskatoon (SK) : Demonstration, River Beach

Toronto (ON) : Topless bike ride along Lakeshore from Windemere to Coronation Park

Montreal (QC) : Celebration at the Mont-Royal tam-tams on Park Avenue, near the Georges Etienne Cartier monument

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