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USA: Marchers dare to bare at Texan gay pride parade00:55

USA: Marchers dare to bare at Texan gay pride parade

United States, Dallas, Texas
September 15, 2013 at 01:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Marchers dare to bare at Texan gay pride parade

Thousands took to the streets of downtown Dallas on Sunday afternoon to take part in the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. Although authorities warned that violators of a stated dress code would be prosecuted, many parade attendees left little to the imagination.

March organisers, The Tavern Guild, sparked controversy last week by saying that they would enforce a dress code for Pride Day. The announcement was met with disappointment from some and calls to defy the event's first ever dress code.

Authorities stressed that public decency and lewdness laws were in place to protect citizens from inappropriate behaviour. However, others saw the announcement as unnecessary, saying that there have never been substantial problems with nudity at Pride.

Following on the heels of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, the first Dallas Pride march was held in 1972. Over 85 organizations took part in this year's parade, including many corporations that have come out in support of marriage equality.

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USA: Marchers dare to bare at Texan gay pride parade

Thousands took to the streets of downtown Dallas on Sunday afternoon to take part in the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. Although authorities warned that violators of a stated dress code would be prosecuted, many parade attendees left little to the imagination.

March organisers, The Tavern Guild, sparked controversy last week by saying that they would enforce a dress code for Pride Day. The announcement was met with disappointment from some and calls to defy the event's first ever dress code.

Authorities stressed that public decency and lewdness laws were in place to protect citizens from inappropriate behaviour. However, others saw the announcement as unnecessary, saying that there have never been substantial problems with nudity at Pride.

Following on the heels of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York, the first Dallas Pride march was held in 1972. Over 85 organizations took part in this year's parade, including many corporations that have come out in support of marriage equality.