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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 (www.adambouska.com
) 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.

Seven years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 55,000 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 45 of the 50 United States (plus D.C.) and 19 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. View the NOH8 Campaign's 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Form 990s here.

The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 Campaign ( www.noh8campaign.com )

Copyright © 2015 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved



Comments

I really think you guys should really come to Toronto in Canada!! Tons of people would love this opportunity and it's not far either.

JeffTyler 08/05/2010 04:42

come to new jersey!!

YANDEL LLERAS 08/06/2010 21:42

Please come to Kansas City! :)

Brock Fortner 08/07/2010 17:45

Lets try and get this passed in Texas. Im sick and tired of Texas not giving us Same Sex Marriage. Somethings gotta give.

ShepC 08/07/2010 23:35

We would LOVE for you to come to Michigan, Grand Rapids or northern Michigan (Traverse City), PLEASE.

Scott Hopkins 08/09/2010 18:32

I had a blastt at the shoot and i love my pictures! Thanks guys <3

Eric Rodiguez 08/10/2010 02:23

how do i become a model because i wanna help fight for my life because i want to get married some day to my boyfriend

tomtom 08/10/2010 07:34

COME TO VIRGINIA PLEEEASE!!!!

stacy libitz 08/11/2010 00:59

please come to Detroit!!!

meghan 08/14/2010 13:44

Would love to see you in Tampa,Florida! If you do plz let me know...I so want to be part of this!

Andrea Bardo 08/16/2010 18:25

Yes please please come to DC or Northern Virginia!

Tina Matthews 08/17/2010 03:02

COME TO NYC ! =]

pixie fierce 08/17/2010 17:49

Hi there, Was wondering if you could make it to the Savannah, GA and Pooler, GA Area. I would love to do a photo shoot and support NOH8...thanks

Lisa Rosales 08/18/2010 17:41

I hope that some of the hard core, war mongering right wingers know that Alexander the Great was Gay and that his fiercest force was a troop of gay men. His philosophy was that people who truly loved one another would fight harder and work harder to protect. (smart guy, thought like a woman) When that force was finally defeated, the most famous conqueror of the world wept and dedicated his further conquests to them. He ended up ruling the known world. All of this by the time he was in his early thirties.

Suzanne Stanley 08/20/2010 00:25

So change it to nOhT and get on with it. It's everyones' fight. If, though, it seems that afew folk are getting rich off of everyone's compassion, make it a point to boycott and start your own movement...Cheers.

Suzanne Stanley 08/20/2010 00:31

Heyyyy guys!!! come to COLOMBIA... PLEASEE

_CrizzPlop 08/20/2010 16:51

@Suzanne thanks for the vote of confidence and I do realize that some people have used this as an opportunity to make a profit. What bothers me is that we are not using these in a commercial capacity and are not charging for the photos. We bought all merchandise from the noh8 campaign so as to "donate" money directly to the cause. I Fell like that what they are saying is not correct. Would Nike or Reebok go on to my page and tell me that I could not be photographed wearing thier shirts?? I hardly think so. Were just a small group of 10 gay men 5 couples who are doing our own thing with our own camers nothing professional so I just don't get it!!!

MIkey 08/20/2010 17:09

Come to Dallas!

Paigey 08/20/2010 18:26

In Second life we also have the campaign, wearing the NOH8 and duct tape! like on www.noh8slcampaign.com

Morgane Batista 08/21/2010 10:02

I think what the NOH8 campaign is doing is great :)

Vanessa Ng 08/22/2010 13:36

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