Gender equality activists who believe women should have the same rights as men to sunbathe topless at the beach are staging a Go Topless Day Pride Parade on Sunday along the Venice boardwalk.

Scantily clad participants are expected to gather near Navy Street at 1 p.m. before marching to Windward Avenue from 2 to 3:30 p.m., with various art performances planned along the way.

Organizers warn that it is illegal in Los Angeles for women to expose their nipples in public despite an April resolution by the Venice Neighborhood Council calling on L.A. City Council members to repeal the that law.

—Joe Piasecki