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


Really wish you guys wouldnt skip over NC...Somewhere in Greensboro, NC would probably love to have you guys and I know I would be there to show my support even tho my partner is 2400 miles away, I would stand up for our rights.

AshnLisa 03/16/2012 17:41

Plz do a photo shoot in Colorado I live in Cheyenne Wyoming and would love for u guys to come here but it's small town and I know that there would be more support in Denver or fort Collins Colorado. :)

Franky 03/23/2012 14:07

I plan hosting a mass rally at my school one day! :) I live directly in the bible belt and hope i can get at least 5-∞

Jordan Walls 03/27/2012 04:57

Houston come to Houston for a #NOH8 photo shoot. Please?

Marguerite OConnell 04/02/2012 12:27

We waiting for you here in Paris

Stephan Lamar 04/03/2012 17:04

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Tung Seng 04/11/2012 02:13

Do A Photo Shoot In Austin Tx We Love You

Johnathan Cheek 04/19/2012 09:35

i live in new jersey and basically my whole school was doing it! we appreciate everything. i love this and i will keep doing it.

becca 04/20/2012 07:38

Please come to Houston for a #NOH8 Photo Shoot.

Marguerite OConnell 04/22/2012 22:43

Come to Albuquerque, NM! I know you would have a huge turnout!!! We all need to fight together, state by state, city by city!

Carmen Badeau 04/30/2012 08:58

Please Come To SAN DIEGO!!!

Heidi Soria 05/06/2012 18:34

Had my NOH8 photo taken today at the open photo shoot in Vancouver BC Canada. It was amazing! Hope to see you again soon! I would also suggest doing Toronto Ont., Montreal QC and Moncton NB or Halifax NS, there's tons of supporters in the atlantic provinces.

Stephane Hebert 05/08/2012 22:54

I am not very sure if you read this but ... Please come to South Africa (Johannesburg). I would love to do a NOH8 photoshoot to help support everything you stand for!

Lauren Carlsen 06/07/2012 09:51

Indonesia is waiting for the freedom...... T.T

Ogi 06/08/2012 23:40

please do a photo shoot in Houston TX X3

Sammi 06/09/2012 09:55

Please come to michigan

Danielle Onan 06/18/2012 16:45

I promise if you all come to KCMO, I'll have a slew of fans ready for portraits. <3

Olivia Ledford 06/26/2012 08:55

Hello, I think a photoshoot in Houston, TX would be a great place! Being the fourth largest city in the US I am a bit shocked to see it being past up. I've been to the shoots in Austin and Dallas so I think Houston would welcome you whole heartily! Thanks!

Eiji T 06/28/2012 13:24

People in Houston would love to participate! There are so many more people who support this than others think. Come to Houston, Austin, or San Antonio!!

Alexius Shea 07/03/2012 07:38

come to florida (:

Blanca Barajas 07/06/2012 21:31

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