Go Topless Day is celebrated on August 26th or during the last week of the month. The holiday was created to emphasize the right of women to behave in public places in the same way as men, specifically by going topless where it is prohibited by law.
The first Go Topless Day was organized by Go Topless from Nevada in 2007. It was founded by a man named Rael (real name Claude Vorillon), who has been a social activist since his youth and is now the leader of an international UFO religion.
- Go Topless Day was initiated in response to the actions of the New York authorities against a woman named Jill Coccaro (also known as Phoenix Philly) who was arrested for being topless in a public place in 2005.
- The rules for this holiday require women to walk the streets topless, while men dress up in bikinis and bras as a sign of support.
- Supporters of Go Topless Day are protesting against the perception of the holiday as a beauty contest and believe that women have the right to walk around topless every day.
How to take part
If you support the idea of Go Topless Day, you can celebrate it by walking the streets topless (if legal in your area) and spreading the word about the holiday on social media using the hashtag #GoToplessDay.
When is Go Topless Day celebrated in 2023?
Go Topless Day is observed on August 26 each year.