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 corpus christi, san antonio, or austin, TX!

Jennifer Trevino 06/26/2011 12:45

Would love for you to come to San Diego!!

Victoria Jones 06/27/2011 12:59

come to austin texas!!!!

jaime esquivel 07/08/2011 15:38

Please come to Charlotte, North Carolina....I would love to do a photoshoot........

MaicaBlanco 07/14/2011 19:20

Please Come to Ohio! I seen this on The World According to Paris, when she was doing a photo shoot. It is exactly what i have been looking for, to join! Come to Ohio!!!

Savanna Phillips 07/17/2011 09:20

please come do a shoot in dayton ohio

Molly Kling 07/19/2011 11:45

Desde México NOH8 (L)

Ramon Mandujano 07/26/2011 22:44

a photoshoot in Chiapas México
it's Awsome (L)

Ramon Mandujano 07/26/2011 22:48

think you can come to las vegas???

yuki hana 07/28/2011 16:41

You All Should Come To Indiana Or Kentucky For One Of Your Photo shoots That Would Be Amazing<3.

Lexie 07/30/2011 20:01

Thank you for everything you are doing. My sister and her girlfriend are having a wedding ceremony next year in California and nothing would make me happier than to see them be able to have equal rights.

Ashley DeCarli 08/03/2011 14:03

You Should really come to NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA!! :)

Julia Miles 08/03/2011 22:10

I live in Iowa, and we do have same sex marriage, and to think that some one could be denied a fundamental right as a person(and the financial benefits of being married) is disgusting.

Mike Beach 08/09/2011 07:29

Please, please come to San Diego!!! Please?

Ivan Segovia-Jimenez 08/09/2011 13:07

hey! could you guys please please please come and do a Photoshoot in, Minnesota again? the last one was in feb, and i didn't even know! so Please come do one in like Minneapolis? or anywhere here! thank you !

dominic smithson 08/10/2011 17:06

I saw this quote in my new high school planner, and I thought all homosexual couples and people might find it encouraging:

"I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?"- Goldie Hawn

You see? That one quote alone proves it...Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual people are good at heart, too. We're us, and they're them...hey, differences make the world beautiful!!

Ria 08/12/2011 14:33

Please come to some place near Rosemead, CA. I'm barely 15 and I've been gay since I was practicaly 3 and I am dying to show my support to people like me.

Marcus Gonzalez 08/13/2011 20:26


tanasha lewis 08/16/2011 11:03

Oh I hope you come to Indiana sometime soon! we've started a new group on Facebook called Push Gay Marriage in Indiana and we're trying hard to legalize it! Please come here, too!

Katie Boyer 08/20/2011 09:18

I just shared your website on Facebook on Push Gay Marriage in Indiana so more Hoosiers will recommend you to come to Indiana =) And to buy shirts and join the campaign and spread the word!!!

Katie Boyer 08/20/2011 10:18

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