In honor of this year's 100th anniversary of women's equality day celebrated on Wed, August 26 (ratification of the 19th amendment in the USA: Aug. 26, 1920), GoTopless is organizing an international conference online to discuss what has been achieved in the past decade in terms of equal gender topless rights and where we go from here.
The conference will feature a panel of revolutionary speakers such as activists, lawyers, sexologists, nudists, artists, religious leaders who will share their life experience, their passion, their expertise to allow gender topless equality to become a natural and legal act in our society as mandated by our constitution.
Panel of speakers:
GoTopless activist: Nadine Gary, GoTopless President
Activists who fought in court:
GoTopless activist, Sonoko Tagami: Tagami v. Chicago, 7th Circuit Court (2018) - U.S. Supreme Court 2018
Free the Nipple activists, Sunny Hoagland and Samantha Six: Free the Nipple v. City of Fort Collins 10th Circuit Court (2019)
Activists who have organized topless events
GoTopless activist: Kasyo Perrier-Bilbao, leader New York City
GoTopless activist: Denise Belisle, leader Vancouver, Canada
GoTopless activist: Lia Steinman, leader Los Angeles (Venice Beach), CA
GoTopless activist: Raquel Vergara, leader Miami Fl
Topless activist: Helena Howard, Minneapolis, MN: Helena Howard was cited under a city ordinance for being topless at a Minneapolis beach in 2018. Since then, she has raised awareness by biking topless, organizing topless group rides, and asking the city to repeal this discriminatory ordinance.
GoTopless activist: Pharaoh FengShui Breastfeeding mothers advocate, St Louis, MO
Attorneys speakers will include:
Joel Flaxman, Tagami v. Chicago, 7th Circuit Court (2018) - U.S. Supreme Court 2018
Andy McNulty: Free the Nipple v. City of Fort Collins 10th Circuit Court (2019)
Dan Hynes: The State of New Hampshire v. Heidy Lilley, The State of New Hampshire v. Kia Sinclair, The State of New Hampshire v. Ginger Pierro. Laconia District Court (2019) - U.S. Supreme Court 2020
Patti Britton, PHD, MPH, ACSE, ABS, ACS, CSC
"Say yes to the breast! Depathologizing topless from a sexologist's POV" Dr. Patti Britton is a Clinical Sexologist, Sexuality Educator and the “Mother of Sex Coaching” with top level credentials. As a well-respected world leader in sexology, she is an academic, author of 5 books, popular speaker, trainer and workshop leader, and hosts streaming DVDs for couples’ sexual enhancement. She is a frequent guest on summits, television shows, documentaries, live talk radio, podcasts and magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Women’s Health. She has a private practice in greater Los Angeles area and via Zoom globally. Dr. Patti is the Co-Founder of SexCoachU-- the world’s premier training and certification organization for sex coaching. Dr. Patti believes people deserve to celebrate their birthright to experience pleasure and sexual wellness. Find her at: DrPattiBritton.com and SexCoachU.com
Grieg Pedersen, Seattle, WA - Author of the book:
Bryan Crowson, Bryan's art gallery Gardendale, AL - full time artist since 2013.
Religious leader speaker:
Nadia Salois, Raelian Female Priest