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


Can you plese come to the Washington DC metro area?

Scott Bradley 04/26/2010 06:25

Come to NC and do a photoshoot.

Renford Lynch 04/26/2010 16:38

Come to Nebraska or Kansas!! Thanks!!

H8_n_Midwest 04/30/2010 22:58

Chicago needs you!!! COME TO CHICAGO!!! PLEASE!

Adam MArrero 05/01/2010 02:49

Please please please, No H8 Campaign come down to Washington DC or Baltimore!! I did the day of silence at my middle school now I want to find a way to get more involved and stop the H8!

Rebecca Malaga 05/02/2010 20:03

Please come to New Orleans. The support here would be overwhelming, plus I think you need some flavor from the deep south. Please come!

Cubbers 05/03/2010 19:15

Please come to Chicago!!!

Briana Hawkins 05/04/2010 22:02

PLEASE come back to ny! I missed the last shoot and would love to be involved!!

Edric Engalla 05/06/2010 13:40

Come to AUstin, San Antonio, or Corpus Christi Tx and Im am postive you will find a lot of supporters here! LOVE THIS CAMPAIGN!

octomusangel 05/08/2010 21:11

will be in LA from May 17 to the 27th. Photo shoot anywhere in the area?

RbnsNest 05/11/2010 18:30

Wish you could come do a photo shoot in Atlanta.

kishaweisha 05/13/2010 04:55

Please come to TN. I think it would be a great!

Ashley Goss 05/15/2010 18:09

keep up the good job i joined the fight from in Jamaica because everyone has the right to live their life with equal RIGHTS!!

Chadwah 05/19/2010 03:15


Irving 05/20/2010 20:51

Comee to seattle(:

Darrian Costello 05/20/2010 23:17

Austin would be great! So much support out here!

Nathan Bunch 05/24/2010 09:36

Another vote for a Seattle photoshoot!

Lesli Schauf 05/25/2010 03:25

Please come to NC!!

Melissa Brown 05/26/2010 23:08

I would like to Know when or if you can come to INDIANA and do a photo shoot? I have my girlfriend and about 15 other people both male and female, all races who would like to participate!

Deneen Coe 05/29/2010 23:29

I want to get my photo taken sooo bad!!

SeeJay 05/30/2010 18:04

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