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


If you haven't come to North Carolina yet, please do! Raleigh, Durham, Wilmington, Charlotte...

Les Rutt 02/02/2011 09:27


heather garza 02/04/2011 21:32

Please come to either Orlando, FL or Portland, OR!!!!!!

Antea Kubicek 02/06/2011 12:11

For my birthday, I'm asking all of my friends to donate to a charity of their choice. If they need suggestions from me as to which charity to donate to, I will send them directly to NOH8. I will also have a donate from myself.

Tiffany Tinker 02/06/2011 20:58

You're going to be in Flagstaff, AZ next Fri, 2/18/2011. Can't you come on down to Phoenix after that?

dereksmith74@yahoo.com 02/11/2011 09:47

Photo shoot in the midwest please.

amy ballard 02/16/2011 11:06

Houston. We need a photo shoot. Please?

Marguerite OConnell 03/05/2011 20:28

I would love if there was a photo shoot in Washington State somewhere. Like Seattle. That'd be amazing, and I would totally spread the word on that instantly.

Angelica Johnson 03/17/2011 20:56

Brazil Here!!

Rafael Ferreira 03/18/2011 01:35


MarianLovato 03/20/2011 10:31

How about a shoot in Houston Texas? Please?

Sarah Fox 03/21/2011 19:14

Please hurry back to FL and maybe come closer to me this time like maybe say Jacksonville or even better Gainesville to the University of FLorida.

becca112971 03/22/2011 07:29

Please come to the south for an open photo shoot

Dre 03/25/2011 15:21


Nai 03/28/2011 21:41

do you have to be gay/lesbian to be in 1 of the photo shoots?

Mikayla Mauricio 04/02/2011 12:43

Please come to Phoenix Arizona! Would love one!!

Joe Caballero 04/04/2011 18:54

Please come to Spokane! It's a small town, but strong with support!

Vina Tran 04/11/2011 17:58

Come To Panama, Panama! or Chiriqui, Panama!

Leticia Miranda C. 04/16/2011 14:56


anne onymous 04/17/2011 16:03

We want you to come to DC (again??) and do a shoot there are many of us who would be glad to be part of this growing campaign

Darryl! Moch 04/21/2011 22:04

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