Venice Beach Council Wants LA To Allow Boobs On The Beach

Seeking equality for women, Venice Beach neighborhood leaders voted Tuesday night to ask the Los Angeles City Council to consider allowing topless sunbathing for women at the beach, a right afforded without question to men.

The Los Angeles Times reported the Venice Neighborhood Council approved a measure recommending the city revise its existing municipal code, which prohibits topless sunbathing; however, city lawmakers are not required to act on it.

With the recommendation, the Neighborhood Council said it "supports women being afforded the same rights as men to sunbathe topless" and even noted that the self-described liberal neighborhood was "founded and designed around the European culture of Venice, Italy" and topless sunbathing is normal in Europe, according to the report. Basically, they're just really passionate about boobs.

The LA Times report also includes a quote from Melissa Diner, a Venice Neighborhood Council member who supports topless sunbathing, in which Diner said, "It's an equality issue. There's a conversation we're trying to start. ... What do you want to see on Venice Beach?"

Well, apparently, the answer is boobs.

Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and believes in equality. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.