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


come to NY PLEASE !!!!

Karina Korcakova 07/07/2010 15:30

Chicago need you

sebo 07/08/2010 07:36

Please come to Atlanta!

Jessica Flanigan 07/10/2010 00:25

Please Come Back to NEWYORK! (:

Mario Figueroa 07/10/2010 12:09

a shoot in dallas would be wonderful. so much dupport for the campaign here.

alexandracarrin 07/14/2010 14:10

I'm from West Virginia and a lot of people don't know about this strong group and it'd be great if you'll came and did a shoot so we can get the word out about this!

Ethixn 07/19/2010 14:30

I would so love to be in a photoshoot. Afraid my parents wouldn't let me though. :( Good job guys. (:

Megz 07/20/2010 19:39

Join us New Hampshire Roller Derby In Manchester NH we would all love to take a photo and be apart of NOH8

Angela VAsquez 07/20/2010 20:03

omg i cant wait for u guys come to venezuela in here we are waiting for u with arms wide open

luisgg2703 07/20/2010 21:36

come to venezuela plz

luisgg2703 07/20/2010 21:37

we are waiting here in venezuela with arms wide open

luisgg2703 07/20/2010 21:43

I hope you'll be in North Carolina...I know I'd like to fix myself up and strike a pose for the cause.

Bill 07/22/2010 20:56

please come to houston or austin!!
i will drive the five hours!!
u have more supporters here than you think!!!

sissy 07/23/2010 05:23

We would love to have a photo shoot in Kentucky!

Tish Duvall 07/24/2010 05:34

Come to Omaha, Nebraska and do a photo shoot...Omaha has a very unique, diverse and open minded population, therefore your organization will prosper.

Jon Ishii 07/27/2010 02:06

Come to Lexington, Missouri!

Grace McCurry 07/28/2010 18:26

Please come to Orange County, California

John Maness 07/29/2010 20:34

We want a photoshoot in TAMPA....Gaybor has a huge GLBT community and we would love to represent!!

Alex Torres 07/29/2010 20:56


INVITE TO POLISH! I am happy to take part in the CAMPAIGN! STOP Homophobia!

Ewelina Letka 08/04/2010 20:29


Michael Elayyan 08/05/2010 03:41

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