Marchers push for equality with GoTopless Pride Parade in NYC

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

NEW YORK -- Marchers in Manhattan will pull off their shirts Sunday in a push for gender equality.

The GoTopless Pride Parade will be held for the second year in a row.

The event comes two days after Women's Equality Day, marking the day American women earned the right to vote.

It is legal for women to go topless in New York City.

Organizers are pushing for gender equality when it comes to being topless elsewhere in the country, and across the world.

The parade starts at 1 p.m. at 58th Street and Eighth Avenue and will march down Broadway.

Parades are also scheduled in other cities, including Chicago, Washington D.C., Miami Beach and Venice Beach, California.

Events planned include gatherings at beaches from New Hampshire to California and a parade in Los Angeles featuring giant balloons shaped as breasts. Other celebrations are planned in cities across the globe.

Activists in the movement argue women should be able to go topless in public, just as men can.

Cities and states have varying laws regarding whether it's legal for women to go topless in public.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.