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 germany please!!!!!that would be soooooooo awesome!!!

Verena Schmidt 12/20/2010 08:05

Come To the Austin/San Marcos, TX area soon...I've been wanting to do a photo..J*

javier gonzales 12/21/2010 18:46

hey you guys need a photo shoot somewhere in Michigan PLEASE!!! :))


Mike Agens 12/26/2010 10:39

so am i like the only one that wants them to come to Michigan?! :/ well i hope more people want them here bc i dont think they will come just for me! lol

Mike Agens 12/26/2010 10:44

Love for you to do one in Massachusetts!

AftermathFever 12/30/2010 12:52

hey my name is debbie. i have a girlfriend and we been together for four years now. we would like to say thank you for all you've done. it means so much to us that so many people are taking a stand and supporting us

debbie corder 12/30/2010 14:14

I would love to have a photoshoot in a conservative country called Estonia. Still ruled by Soviet Union mind-set on any subject related to gay community. And shedding light on a fact that being who you are is more important that being who you're expected to be from the society.

Ozzy 01/01/2011 19:29

We would love to see you in Ann Arbor Michigan! Anything to help spread the word and fight for the cause!

Kristopher Ormsby 01/01/2011 19:34

Please Come to Boise ID. I am only 14 and I have already done 12 PSAs on this topic and it has made a huge difference!

Kendra Ashley Lockwood 01/04/2011 10:14

Please come to Chicago or Milwakee again!!!!! :)

Paige Koss 01/05/2011 13:59

Ever think of going international? we Aussies, would really like to support, but it's a bit hard on the other side of the world :/

Kirra Jackson 01/06/2011 01:19

PLEASE COME TO LA. I wanna do a photo shoot with my boyfriend

Yoshi 01/09/2011 16:21

Come to El Paso,TX. There is a bunch of people here that support No H8

Xanath Martinez 01/11/2011 15:11

HI.. i was at W Hotel shoot in NJ.. It would be great if you came back to NJ/NY area again. Lots of supporters would come back again.

Paul Fucetola 01/12/2011 06:24

PLZ PLZ PLZ come back to DC SOON!!!

Felicia Wright 01/13/2011 18:14

OMG guys please shut up and keep your personal lives to yourselves. No One wants to hear you crying and being such babies anymore. I love you all to death but the protests and the picketing and the parades are getting sooooo old. Please just stop get your own insurance policies they aren't that expensive stay healthy. tax cuts please its not that great being married as far as taxes go either

Mike Lebowski 01/14/2011 07:26

I found out about NOH8 a couple months after you guys were in D.C. I'm pretty young (still in my early teens) but I do feel strongly about this topic and would LOVE to show my support! I really hope you can come back to D.C. in the near future!

Cherie Carter 01/16/2011 19:04

Please come to Maine. Maine is a state that could really use this. I came out in my small town of Howland, Maine and people here are so uneducated and ignorant to diversity!

Dylan Morin 01/22/2011 18:25

Come to Houston. Big city. In the South. Lots of people who support NOH8. Even more who would benefit from the message.

Marguerite OConnell 01/26/2011 13:52

U should come to Long Branch New Jersey lots of supporters there:)

Reanna Runge 01/28/2011 14:32

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