Sept. 22 08 Gen Moss legally bikes topless in Portland OR
02:55 PM PDT on Monday, September 22, 2008
By KGW Staff
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland police dispatchers have been flooded with phone calls about a woman rollerblading and riding her bike nude along Portland's waterfront. But she's not actually breaking the law.
Exclusive KGW interview with Moss In Oregon, occasional nude bike rides draw police only for crowd control and shows featuring live sex acts are protected as free speech.
In an exclusive interview with KGW, Gennifer Moss, aka Earth Friend Gen, said she's trying to draw attention so she can spread the message of peace.
"Peace begins with ourselves, our minds, spirit, hearts and souls, and our bodies are an integral part of ourselves and I was created in God's creation and no part of me is obscene," she explained.
But people who have seen her traveling around naked were certainly shocked. Whenever she does it, police dispatchers are flooded with calls. One recent incident reportedly almost caused some traffic accidents.
"There is a naked woman riding on a bicycle... People are just about crashing, it's a woman riding up Hawthorne Boulevard on a bicycle, naked."
"It's beautiful, I wish I had her figure," another less serious caller told dispatchers.
Police tracked Moss down and asked her to tone it down after even a group of construction workers on the waterfront complained about her antics to police. But she has not been arrested.
What she does is legal, barring two important factors. "The exposure of genitalia, and their intent has to be to arouse another person and I clearly think in this instance, that is not being met," said Cathe Kent with the Portland Police Bureau.
Police say most callers were concerned about Moss' safety.
Earlier this summer, she also tried to get permission to skate naked in the Ashland 4th of July parade. She didn't get it.
Also: Naked Portland bike ride
At home, Moss said she lives a green life and when she does wear clothing, it's made of organic cotton and hemp.
(AP also contributed to this article.)
Note from Gotopless: Though Gen is not Raelian, please refer to Intelligent Design, Message from the DesignerS at the bottom of the page to better understand the bases of our mind and body freeing spirituality.
Gotopless day Aug 23 08 Miami Newstimes article
Topless Protesters on South Beach
Well, they drew lots of onlookers.
By Natalie O'Neill
Published on September 03, 2008 at 8:31am
A couple of Saturdays ago, Donna Newman was walking the Miami Beach shoreline when she noticed a pretty ponytailed gal in a tight bikini and waved at her.
South Beach"Free yourself, lady!" the tan, middle-age Newman hollered into a microphone.
On cue, a troupe of topless female protesters behind her added, "Free your breasts! Free your mind!"
As the young woman reached to untie her suit, a T-shirted boyfriend grabbed her hand.
This is just the attitude Newman hopes to fix. She is a member of a cult called the Raelians, which follows a French prophet and former racecar driver who preaches that scientists from another planet created human life. (Riptide gives him creativity points.) The group boasts about 80,000 members in more than 150 countries.
In June 2007, the Raelians founded a group called GoTopless.org — a nude advocacy group. Newman, who's the regional president, describes the injustice this way: Men in Miami can go shirtless on the street but women can't. "Men have two breasts just like we do," she says. "Some have bigger ones than me."
So, on the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment (women's right to vote), she led her group onto the beach around noon on a sunny day. There was a fiery Venezuelan, a masseuse, a flower-child-type, and a few lucky men. At its peak, the march — or shall we say the frolic? — drew about 50 onlookers.
One of the activists held a photo of a tubby, pale gentleman going shirtless in public. Underneath his man-boobs, it read, "Allowed?" Others wore sets of butterfly wings and explained to passersby "a woman's constitutional right to be bare-chested."
On Miami Beach, topless sunbathing is socially acceptable but not technically legal. "We basically look the other way," says city public information officer Nanette Rodriguez.
Says Miami Internet personality Glenn61, who was at the demonstration: "Tits on SoBe are like squirrels in the park: fun to look at but no big deal."
Gotopless Day Aug 23 08 NYC Gothamist article and many pix
August 25, 2008
Topless Day in Central Park
National Go Topless Day was held over the weekend, and protesters were out in full force in and around Central Park to fight for their rights to be topless in public. Of course, in New York it is legal--in 1992 the NY State Appeals Court ruled that women have the right to go topless, just like men. The Empire State ladies were merely marching in support of the women who get fined, humiliated and arrested around the nation. Some of the picket signs read: "Shame is Lethal, Go Top Free & Be Healthy," "Breasts Are No Longer Indecent in NY," and of course the 'ol standy, "Free Your Breasts, Free Your Mind."
As the founder of GoTopless.org, Rael, put it: "as long as men can be topless, constitutionally women should have the same right, or men should also be forced to wear something hiding their chest." Amen, sister. (You've been warned: these images are NSFW!)