The 19th Annual #NoPantsSubwayRide of 2020 went global this year. Over 60 cities saw residents participate in the event from New York to Moscow to Tokyo.
The first No Pants Subway Ride began with seven riders in 2002 in New York City. In 2006, 150 people participated in New York City. During that event, eight were handcuffed for disorderly conduct, but the charges were later dismissed. For 2013, sixty cities had coordinators.
There was even an LGBT spin on the event, No Pants Subway Ride – #LGBTQ Section. @GuySocialNYCand Girl Social rode the subway in just their underwear to benefit the Ali Forney Center, a nonprofit who’s mission is to protect LGTBQ individuals from the harms of homelessness. This event was sponsored by Original Penguin clothing company and is distinct from the original event by Improve Everywhere, called the “No Pants Subway Ride” which was held on the same day (and crossed paths with this group.) This group kicked off their ride at Columbus Circle at around 3:30pm and rode the rails uptown and downtown, eventually leading them to Union Square, where they walked down 14th St to the Nowhere Bar in the East Village.that you can watch in the video below.
No Pants Subway Ride – #LGBTQ Section. @GuySocialNYC and Girl Social rode the subway in just their underwear to benefit the Ali Forney Center, a nonprofit who's mission is to protect LGTBQ individuals from the harms of homelessness #NoPantsSubwayRide https://t.co/zd4ryvEuHt
— @SCOOTERCASTER (@ScooterCasterNY) January 13, 2020
Some New Yorkers like Athena said, “None are y’all NYC locals I can tell. Cause no real NYers gonna willingly put their underwear-covered ass and naked thighs on the subway seats that dirty bums sleep and jack off on in the night.”
None are y’all NYC locals I can tell. Cause no real NYers gonna willingly put their underwear-covered ass and naked thighs on the subway seats that dirty bums sleep and jack off on in the night. 🤦🏾♀️ #NoPantsSubwayRide
— Athena (@AthenaNYY) January 12, 2020
Here are some highlights culled from Twitter.
— Sammy Younan -28- (@mypalsammy) January 11, 2020
— Carlos Brandt (@CarlosBrandt) January 12, 2020
— NOW Magazine (@nowtoronto) January 9, 2020
— FUJI (@fujimama3) January 12, 2020
Today from 3 to 4 pm, take part in the 19th annual #NoPantsSubwayRide — happening simultaneously in more than 50 cities around the world — beginning at the Eaton Centre Dundas St Entrance. For details, check out: https://t.co/NwoFJfrFfR
— The Editing Company (@EditingCo) January 12, 2020
— 786 Socialite (@786Socialite) January 12, 2020
— Georg Jajus (@georgjajus) January 8, 2020
Today is #NoPantsSubwayRide day in the #bayarea so just be aware before boarding the train. 🙂 @SFBART #bart Also thanks for supporting local journalism. #supportlocaljournalism #journalism pic.twitter.com/K1j3xBDxE3
— Jose Carlos Fajardo (@jcfphotog) January 12, 2020
— Alexander Blum (@boulevard_blum) January 12, 2020
— ヘン・チーナ_変珍@0110ヘアカッツプロレスＤＪ大会WITH大和ヒロシ (@henchina) January 12, 2020