About

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MISSION STATEMENT: The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska (www.adambouska.com
) and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

Seven years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 55,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more from across the globe.

While inspired by the passage of Prop 8 and the fight for marriage equality, the scope of the NOH8 Campaign has grown to stand against discrimination and bullying of all kinds. The message of 'No Hate' can be interpreted and applied broadly, and everyone can relate to the message of NOH8 in their own way.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, and has appeared in various local and national news programs and publications. The images are widely used on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to proudly show support for equal rights.

To date, NOH8 Campaign has hosted official photo shoots in 45 of the 50 United States (plus D.C.) and 19 countries around the world. While our work continues here in the US, we must not forget that there are still places around the world where simply being who you are means living in fear for your life every single day. Our mission to promote love, acceptance and respect for all human beings will continue in pursuit of #NOH8Worldwide.

 

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The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign are used to promote and raise awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign. View the NOH8 Campaign's 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Form 990s here.

The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 Campaign ( www.noh8campaign.com )

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Comments

please come do a photo shoot in d.c or virginia like you did a month ago in new york... :)

valina 02/22/2010 05:32

Would love to see a shoot in Dallas or Austin TX. There's far more support here than you'd think!

kmbond 02/22/2010 21:51

I just participated in a shoot that was held in Fargo, North Dakota. It was an amazing experience! We may not be a highly populated state but we're still fighting for the cause.

Erik Hobbs 02/22/2010 23:54

Please come to MEXICO and do a photoshoot!

Aldo Gerardo Gonzalez Añoveros 02/23/2010 01:59

Come to Chicago, IL!

Grace 02/23/2010 02:14

I am soooo interested in this campaign, and I would love to take a photo for it! Please come back to New York asap, because I missed it when you were here a few weeks ago! :(

George McNulty 02/23/2010 04:19

When are you coming to England?

Danielle de Winnaar 02/23/2010 22:23

i know the Philippines is far from your country but i think your campaign would be of great help for the awareness of the GLBT movements happening around the world... i'd be glad to help in any possible way that i can...

Ayx 02/24/2010 10:44

Come to San Diego California!!

Marcus Sepich 02/25/2010 04:17

Santa Barbara City College would be more than happy to host a photo shoot!

Nathan Hoagland 02/25/2010 05:26

Hey are you guys going to come to Burbank?

Rolando Correa 02/25/2010 08:58

Come do a shoot in LA! We'd love to have you!

sabrinalieberman 02/26/2010 04:45

We'd love to have you in Merrillville, Indiana!!!

Amanda Isajewicz 02/27/2010 20:28

You should come to FL!

SammaHolla 02/28/2010 06:09

There's no better place in the Mid-West than Detroit to showcase the campaign! Would love to see you here!

Jay 03/01/2010 00:11

it's astonishing that I can still find my photo. Great job guys. i SUPPORT Love. London

London 03/02/2010 22:34

Please come to Hawaii!

Noa Dettweiler 03/03/2010 11:05

Time to go outside America... Come to Sweden! We just allowed same sex marriages and it's time for us to fight for you guys too!

Erik 03/04/2010 20:16

please come do an open photo shoot in D.C. to celebrate legalizing same-sex marriage in our nations capital!!!!!

Cynthia 03/06/2010 16:55

PLEASE COME 2 NEW HAMPSHIRE . . . I WAS READING ABOUT THIS AND IM VERY INTERESTED AND WOULD LIKE 2 KNOW IF YOU COULD DO A PHOTO SHOT HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE . . . THERE IS SO MANY PPL SUPPORTING HERE! PLEASE COME!

Nichelle Rambeau 03/07/2010 03:20

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