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
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

I hope NOH8 comes to Portland someday

Kelvin Le 07/12/2013 22:41

Ya'll should come to Omaha Nebraska. So many of my friends would love to do a photo shoot. This site is great and I love the message.

Amanda Gibbs 07/20/2013 13:15

please do a open shoot in Roanoke VA

Whitney Bruce 09/10/2013 11:09

pleeeease come to alabama or west georgia pleeeeaseeeeee

Kane Battibulli 09/11/2013 11:30

I'm so sad. I found you guys like a month after you came to my city , it is Fresno by the way. You should back to the central valley area again.

Liz 10/06/2013 04:51

Please come to South Carolina!!

Eliza Owen 10/15/2013 21:12

Please come to Valdosta, Georgia! The college here (VSU) would be more than welcome to have you. We are very supportive.

Victoria Crouch 10/19/2013 10:47

You should do a photo shoot in Toronto, Canada! I would so be there.

Harley Davidson 10/29/2013 20:54

Mark and I were married 5 years ago on October 31, 2008. It's been a long struggle, but we've kept marriage status the whole time. Now, we get to pay taxes as a married couple. Wasn't there supposed to be a cocktail prize or backstage pass.?

Russ 10/31/2013 23:23

Let's do a Boston photohoot I have a ton of people who want to support the cause and love the work you do and we want to be a part of it !

Kristina Mason 11/10/2013 11:45

Come to scotland

Tawesi Manda 11/20/2013 03:14

im doing a heterosexism/homophobia campaign for the company im involved with called UTEC (united teen equality center) in LOWELL, MA. Im organizing a city awareness about heterosexism/homophobia with a slide show of people who have the NO H8 logo on their cheeks and duct tapes on their mouths, with also tee-shirts with the logo as well, along with rainbow ribbon pins. we will be doing a presentation on december 2nd, 11th and 18th. along with a peace walk in between. we are no raising money, only awareness throughout our city. i am looking for support from your organization if you could contact me through here or my email i would greatly appreciate it boedoyle13@gmail.com or facebook me www.facebook.com/B0E.GUDDA (the 0 in BOE is a zero) thank you so much. NO H8!

Lauren doyle 11/20/2013 18:39

I love this campaign!!

Ryan Major 12/28/2013 21:21

Hi my name is Ryan Major.
Nice to meet everyone :)
♂ + ♂ = ♥

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Ryan Major 12/28/2013 21:31

I missed the Portland OR photo shoot in May 2012, please come back!

Kate Garoutte-Smith 01/10/2014 15:55

you should really come to Kentucky i would love to do this :)

michael kidwell 04/22/2014 18:46

I think this is a great campaign u guys should come to canada

Jessa Doxtater 04/22/2014 22:10

Please come to Texas!

Jessykah Aleman 04/30/2014 17:14

Come to Orlando FL pleeeeeeease!

kiana sears 06/15/2014 21:12

Please come to Binghamton, NY

Bunny 06/19/2014 18:49

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