upstate n.y. college students protest topless against gender discrimination

# Sage student sunbathing shirtless asked if boy or girl, sparks topless protest at college

Students at Sage College participated in a “topless protest” on Wednesday to bring attention to a social issue.

Troy police said the protest stems from an alleged incident on Sunday. Police said a school security guard approached a sunbathing student and asked if the student was a boy or a girl.

“The first thing out of his mouth was, ‘Are you a guy or a girl?’” student Cedar Brock said.

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Brock was reading outside topless when the officer said to put a shirt on. As an androgynous, Brock refused.

“I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m not breaking any laws,” Brock said. “I’m not being disorderly. I’m being peaceful. I’m just reading.”

“I had the New York State law on my side, I felt,” Brock continued. “The People v. Santorelli case in 1992 that allowed people who do not identify as male to walk around topless where men are allowed to do that

read more – Source:  New 10 Troy

curator’s note: follow link to the source for video of the protest and interviews.

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