Alberta burlesque artists are celebrating after the province changed its nudity laws to allow topless performances.
The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) released a bulletin mandating the change on Monday morning, saying that the “exposure of female breasts is no longer considered ‘nude.'”
Raven Virginia, a performer with The Garter Girls troupe in Calgary, had been actively lobbying the AGLC to have the law changed for the past six years.
“Thank you AGLC for respecting our human rights, our rights as artists and our agency over our own bodies so that our industry can thrive,”
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