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


Please come to Chicago!!!

Loonz 06/01/2010 03:20

i dont know if there has been a shoot out here in NV but will i get in trouble for taking my own photo and putting it up to sho my support?

justin cordova 06/01/2010 05:57

Topeka, KS! it would be perfect the perfect place to shoot because of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Church! If you don't know who the Phelps are, google Fred Phelps. Topeka, KS is for sure a great place.

Jennifer Patrick 06/05/2010 13:36

Are there any plans for a New Orleans photo shoot? My friends and I are spreading the word on the campaign and would love a chance to take our own photos.

Tommy Blount 06/10/2010 06:17

Come to Mizzou !!! Better yet . . . I will come to you. Someway . . . Somehow I must do this !

Son of Isis 06/13/2010 03:13

Come to Chicago?

Sammiie<3 06/14/2010 01:48

Come to Columbus, OH please!!! Pride is this weekend and I think we need some love in the Midwest! Hope to see a campaign stop close by soon!

Brittany Tumpletter 06/15/2010 06:36

Come to Minnesota! I know several models (including myself) who would be honored to participate, as well as hundreds of LGBT people and allies. Minnesota is full of pride and support and we would love to have you here!

Elizabeth Neilson 06/17/2010 23:43

Do come Singapore for a Photo Shoot!!!

Alee Truth 06/21/2010 08:21

ummmmm hello when are u guys coming to HOUSTON. Iam soooo looking forward

caffeinejankie 06/22/2010 02:34

Come do a shoot in PA! There is tons of support here!

NikkiJ 06/22/2010 19:25

please come to miami!

Aaron Martinez 06/23/2010 02:30

Please come to San Jose, California!

Jocelyn L 06/23/2010 03:25

Dallas Texas would looovvee to have you!!

ddking 06/25/2010 23:08

Thank you for doing this and raising awareness. Thank you for taking the time and I had a great experience in San Francisco today.

Riah 06/27/2010 03:54

Come to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida! Would love to show my support!

ippy 06/30/2010 07:57


Nicole White 07/01/2010 05:12

Come do a photoshoot in canada, specificly London Ontario! We'd love to fight for Americans rights too :)

reeshan more 07/01/2010 21:27

It would be awesome if you guys came to Fort Worth or Dallas!!

Cierra Cyphers 07/02/2010 05:15

PLease come to HOUSTON TX!!!!!!!!!!!!

khandi monroe 07/04/2010 07:47

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