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 Greeley, Co

Junior 08/22/2011 11:34

Please Come To Chico CA

Denise Walker 08/24/2011 14:07

Come to NZ please!!!

Frankie Wood-Bodley 08/25/2011 21:10

it would be awsome if you came to tucson

skittles 08/31/2011 11:37

Please come to Baton Rouge, LA.. Time to get us on the map..

Amber Cosey 09/12/2011 04:16

We would be happy to have NOH8 in Michigan.

Evs 09/20/2011 10:50

Im a student at Salisbury University in Maryland and were doing our own NoH8 Photo shoot next thursday :) we're trying to make it a campus wide event!

Jenna Creppon 09/22/2011 08:04

Philadelphia is where you guys need to be, can't wait to participate!

Tamara Hillhouse 09/27/2011 12:42

You should come to Florida, and come talk at some of the schools. Like Boca Ciega, and the G-S-A can set it up.

kaitlyn burrell 10/04/2011 17:55

Please come to Southwest VA or Northeast TN!!! We need more support around here!! We are fighting for our equal rights desperately! This area is the root of all the hate. Please come to this area and help spread the knowledge, I can't do it all on my own. There are too many die hard haters!

Palmer Sampson 10/06/2011 10:34

Me and my BFF will be at the Dallas shoot this weekend! Can't wait to be a part of this cause!

Jessie Boller 10/10/2011 23:57

please come to africa beacause we seriously need this......love NOH8

Olav Mburu 10/17/2011 02:43

we need a photo shoot in knoxville tn i will so be there

Michelle Tia 10/18/2011 09:17

I support and believe all should have the right to love whomever they want and it is wrong to bully others for their lifestyles

SARIVAL 10/20/2011 14:44

Can You come to Kentucky!! I Really want to do a picture!!

Victoria 10/20/2011 19:01


SophieForNOH8 10/28/2011 18:56

I would love to see a photo shoot in Minnesota! I would definitely come, no matter where in MN!

Courtney Hanson 11/01/2011 12:40

Please do a photo shoot in Toronto, Canada :)

Umme Khan 11/01/2011 20:25

Today my niece (not gay) put a pict on facebook with NOH8. I knew nothing about it, Thanks to her, I do now. thanks for doing this guys. From someone in the Madison, WI area.

Scott Johnston 11/12/2011 04:00

Thanks guys for coming to the BAY AREA

Abe 11/13/2011 00:41

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