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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.

 

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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. 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



Comments

Would totally love it if NOH8 would come to Albuquerque, NM!

JulieeAnnaa10 01/23/2012 12:07

photo shoot in Palm Beach county, FL would be great!!! NOH8 :)

carolina marino 01/23/2012 13:15

i would love to see this campaign in singapore! i just ordered myself a couple of stuff and im gonna wear it to support this campaign and make sure the people here in singapore are aware of this and by doing it im hoping they would do something to help the society of the GLBT!

Lee Graybeal 01/27/2012 06:08

COME TO TENNESSEE OR GEORGIA!!! PLENTY OF SUPPORTERS HERE!!!!!!! AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE PART OF THE CAMPAIGN!

Lauren Holder 01/27/2012 12:35

Are you going to come to Dallas Soon?

TaNerica Joseph 01/27/2012 13:48

WE HAVE NOTHING IN BATON ROUGE,LOUISIANA.

nothing at all. All we have is and anual pride festival. id really like to get something done down here. COME TO LOUISIANA(:

Joanna McKee 02/01/2012 11:55

COULD YOU PLEASE COME TO CARBONDALE IL? YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE OUT COME YOU WOULD GET WITH THAT PHOTO SHOOT! PLUS, I WOULD LOVE TOO DO THE PHOTO SHOOT! I COULD HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE MYSELF THERE AND MEAN A BIG GROUP!

lisa swift 02/08/2012 19:46

Please come to PHOENIX, ARIZONA!!!

Kidd 02/09/2012 12:43

Would love to see you folks on Maui someday. Great site and blog for all! I'm a HUGE advocate of silencing discrimination to the LGBT community. Much Aloha from Maui to you all out there!

DJ Smook 02/12/2012 12:29

The GSA at my school Newport Harbor High is doing a it gets better/ NOH8 video. Would it be a posibility if you could help along?
- VP of nhhs GSA

featehr 02/13/2012 12:56

Today in Valentine's Day we should ask for our freedom to marry whoever we love.
I support NOH8 Campaing!! Now I'm living in Mexico but, this freedom should be all over the world. Let's silence discrimination.

Juan Corona 02/14/2012 09:47

daily struggles, but noone will ever take change me.. stay srong. im going to change to world.

Robbie Thompson 02/17/2012 04:26

Kentucky

Robbie Thompson 02/17/2012 04:26

Hi im Ray Ortega, Im 16, a 16 year old boy that has big dreams. i feel like i need, no not i,we, i feel like we need to be herd. I go to a group for the LGBTQ community. Its in 20 SouthBroadway Yonkers New York. I was wondering if you can stop by and have us in your campaign. I would love for us to hav our picture taken for NOH8. PLEASE get back to me. PLEASE AND THANK YOU

Barbiie 02/20/2012 03:47

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE come to orlando fl :)

trisha kelly 02/20/2012 11:11

Hey come to south florida !!!!! Especially key west because theres a large gay community here and im 100% sure theyll support this cause lol me and my freinds are super interested in your photoshoots and to support this cause because everyone has rights no matter who it is !!!!!

Danny 02/23/2012 10:20

I just joined tis morning on March 1, 2012. I saw this campaign while watching "Dog". If you haven't already visited NH, would it be possible for you to come to Portsmouth, NH--downtown @ French Toast (restaurant)? I know of many close friends and family who would be interested in joining the cause----Please, DO, come.

Cynthia Strout 03/01/2012 02:04

When is this coming to Britain? We need it so desperatley!

Shiri Filman 03/10/2012 07:57

I am with Amanda Isajewicz. Come to NW Indiana, MERRILLVILLE, IN.

Sayo Sameshima 03/14/2012 09:28

Come to Pensacola Florida, My daddy is gay and I want to do a shoot with him and his boyfriend. He's my best friend and he would love this. Please come.

andrea oglesby 03/15/2012 06:34

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