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
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.

Nine years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 56,000 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 48 of the 50 United States (plus D.C.) and 20 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.




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. You can view the NOH8 Campaign's Form 990's here.

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

Copyright © 2015 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved


How about coming to Wichita, KS! There are more people here who are more supportive than you think!!!

Georgina Dow 11/13/2010 18:53

Come to TORONTO :)

JeffTyler 11/14/2010 00:27

Come to AZ

Hanaa Obeidatt 11/14/2010 03:08

the whole wrold is mjsut madness and insanity anymore and i for one wnat to do something really big to stop all of this any suggetions it is like that last scene in Bridge on over the Riverl kwai where he stands all lpoane in the water and finally realizes just hos insane what he has done realy is and he stands there all aone and jsut has one word he sasy over and over as the destoryed bridge lies in the back ground and that one word is madness! ans that's what is becoming madness everywhere!

Jay Leslie 11/14/2010 14:55

I hope that in the very near future, the NO H8 campaign can travel to asia and spread the message, and give the asian lgbt community a voice to fight against ignorance and hate... Come to the Philippines!! (just coz im from there) the lgbt platform needs to expand beyond the USA...:)

krystal go 11/22/2010 14:13


11/23/2010 01:56

you should hit up tallahassee, fl.. we've done a few local shoots with local lgbt photographers. but would love for yall to come down here..

Keegan Whitehead 11/24/2010 00:59

We need you in Houston, TX!

Jessica Moreno 11/24/2010 14:55

please, please come to Canada!! (New Brunswick maybe?) We'd all love it :) thanks

Madeline Tucker 11/24/2010 21:07

OhEmGhee !! You Guys NEED To Come to NJ !!

Tiisha 11/29/2010 13:11

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to the Tampa Bay area of FLORIDA! PLEASE!!!

Marky Mark 11/30/2010 08:15

You should come to Pittsburgh PA. You'd get a lot of support here

Amanda Stefanowicz 11/30/2010 21:43

waiting for chicago photo shoot....on 10-11-2010

bobby mosser 12/02/2010 06:27


Pin-Wei Lee 12/07/2010 16:40

Please Come to Oregon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janina Clark 12/07/2010 21:51

Please come to Portland, Oregon. I need my parents to understand that I was born this way, and I'm not changing! I beg of you!

Hannah Gately 12/08/2010 19:15

this organization should come to canada! we're all together in this fight no matter where we're from. Much love <3 No H8

vaness_angel 12/08/2010 19:53

Ok guys ...you were here in Chicago doing a Photoshop I wonder how can I get my pictures ...I never got anything on my email and I wonder if we are getting are pictures ...if u can email me to divalices@hotmail.com or divalices@gmail.com....thanks.

Linda Mendoza 12/13/2010 13:19

You guys should head back to DC soon!

Christopher Jones 12/15/2010 13:15

plz come to china!!!!!

verrada 12/20/2010 07:33

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