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


Try Cairo, Egypt.

Tanguy Muller 04/10/2010 17:38

Come to Columbus,Ohio please!!:]]]<3

Derek Rowe 04/12/2010 00:26

come to atlanta

Sarahlee 04/12/2010 16:42

Can you come to Connecticut please? :)

Kate 04/13/2010 02:06

Lots of people who i know don't know about NOH8 Campaign! we should do something about it and let them know more about this organization. :)

Telmen Burnee 04/14/2010 20:56

Hey guys! How r u guys doing? can u guys come to Tennessee or Atlanta? please!!!!???

Telmen Burnee 04/15/2010 00:40

When are you guys coming to Boston?

Chauljihn Cho 04/15/2010 06:01

please come anywhere in the Inland Empire. socal. i will go many miles...

galleta 04/15/2010 09:24


LaTanda Tyson 04/16/2010 02:34

Consider coming to Laredo, Texas! :D I support and others in this diverse city :D LAREDO, TEXAS! XD

Alejandro Mireles 04/16/2010 05:42


stopkillingcats 04/17/2010 08:55

Would like to have a shoot come to philly, PA.... Jason D.

Jason Dougherty 04/17/2010 15:42

could you please come to Dallas Tx. were all waiting to be able to become part of the great organization of NOH8 thank you and hopefully ill see you in Dallas Tx.

kanhje mata 04/18/2010 19:38

Toronto, Ontario, Canada!!! Solid location in my opinion!

Jeff Hookings 04/18/2010 23:47

Please come to Atlanta! We have a large gay community and and even larger community who supports same-sex marriage!! We'd love to have you, Adam!!

Str8, but NOH8 here!!

Issime 04/19/2010 05:49

Come to Portland, Oregon!

Robbie 04/19/2010 08:49

I can't wait for gay and or same sex marriage to be legal!!!

Mae Cron 04/19/2010 18:45

Please visit Michigan, there are so many here who support the rights of gay and lesbian people. The gay rights campaigns have inspired me to come out and I want my voice to be heard. Check out my video I made for a class this past semester. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxvNA-NBHgc

Travis Gonzales 04/20/2010 19:50

please please comet to virginia. i know so many people that would love to participate in your shoot. please please please?!

Kaitlin Walbrook 04/21/2010 22:18

We would love to have the heart of the Bible belt represented in this great campaign. Please come to Wichita, KS

LostBoy 04/21/2010 23:50

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