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Transgender Woman Sues City For Right To Perform Topless In Bars

Bea Sullivan-Knoff is a performance artist. She does a piece where she allows audiences to touch her naked body, while her face is hidden under a paper bag.  

"The bravery and vulnerability of standing naked—in more ways than one—in your truth, is always impactful," she said.

However, she can’t do that performance in a venue with a liquor license.

The City code forbids women—including trans women, she says—from performing topless where liquor is served.

But not men.

Her lawsuit

calls that discrepancy a violation of her constitutional rights, to free expression and equal treatment under law.


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