Topless parade in NYC: See photos of the Manhattan march and rally

By staff

Marking the 11th annual GoTopless Day, women gathered in Manhattan to stand up for their right to bare their breasts in public on Sunday.

In New York, it has been legal for women to be topless in public since 1992, but in several states across the country, it remains illegal.

Parades were held across the United States and in several international cities. In Manhattan, participants started on West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue and made their way down Broadway to Bryant Park.

Scroll down to see (safe for work) photos of the event.

Nadia Salois of Montreal walks shirtless in the parade.

A woman speaks into a megaphone at the event.

Bus riders look out of the window at people participating in the parade.


An NYPD officer checks a vehicle's paperwork before the start of the parade.

Nadia Salois of Montreal takes her shirt off before the start of the 11th annual GoTopless Day parade.

A woman goes topless down Broadway.

Some participants don costumes like this "angel."

Spectators watch as topless participants march.

An activist holds a sign as she marches topless to get a message across.

A participant and supporter march.

Women and men from all over the city took part in the parade.