Thousands of people took to the streets of Salt Lake City in their underwear yesterday for the “Utah Undie Run” annual event to support gay rights and other causes.
Wearing just boxers, panties and bras, are the crowds of people said they were not just hoping to break records, but they were there to break stereotypes.
Salt Lake City is the home of the Mormon church, which is a vocal opponent of gay marriage and a bastion of conservatism.
“My goal is to change Utah. To make this state lighten up once and for all,” run organizer Nate Porter told Fox 13.
“I’m trying to draw people in that are jaded by politics.”
The “Utah Undie Run” annual event encouraged people to paint their naked torsos with messages about gay rights and other causes.
“We’ve all heard it for years, Utah is boring, Utahans are uptight… well it’s time to change all that, at least for a night,” the group wrote on its website.
According to organizers, they wanted the state, which tightened up its liquor laws earlier this month, to loosen up.
The Utah Undie Run is also set to enter the Guinness Book of Records if the run is verified.
Organizers estimate that 3,000 people turned up in their underwear, beating the previous record of 55.