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 the UK soon guys! There are so many of us who would love to do shoots and support you guys

Gabi Ramsay 07/10/2012 07:56

Please come to palm springs. I WOULD REALLY LOVE IT

Marlene Felix 07/19/2012 02:46

Please come to london to do a public shoot, I have checked and there are none going on at all :( Pleeease x

Madison Plumridge 07/21/2012 10:46

Can you come to the uk please because i live in Essex and would love to take part.

lucy innes 07/30/2012 06:18

can you please come to Essex because i would love to take part in this thanks

Lucy innes 07/30/2012 06:35

Had a great mini NOH8 shoot in Michigan
would love to share our short video.
Love and peace to all!

roberta fisher 07/30/2012 18:33


Lacie Gray 08/06/2012 13:33

Please come back to Wisconsin!!

Alesha Mahlik 08/07/2012 11:44

Please visit New Haven Ct, I love taking pic

Marcus White 08/12/2012 11:39

PLEASE COME TO DENVER COLORADO! We need Way more people out here to know about the NOH8 campaign!!!!

Nicole Duran 08/16/2012 18:38

Please come back to Milwaukee,WI there are so many people who didn't get a chance to share the love ! <3

Rebecca Lewis 08/19/2012 17:10

Please come to Massachusetts!

Doug Hyson 08/25/2012 15:00

I would really love it if there was a photo shoot in Austin, Tx

Cee's 09/08/2012 21:54

totally getting a tattoo for the NO H8 campaign :)

courtney proper 09/17/2012 07:38

Please come to BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA! :) We could really use you guys here! There is so much bullying and hate here, you guys could make a difference if you come!

Alyx Hermann 09/28/2012 21:24

Come to BAKERSFIELD in California!

Alyx Hermann 09/28/2012 21:26

please come down to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, alot of ppl down here support same-sex marriage especially at UTPA!!

Cyanna Rivera 10/02/2012 22:49

Please come to Florence, SC to do an open photo shoot

DJ 10/06/2012 16:12

Thank you kindly for coming to Anchorage!!! What an amazing opportunity to be able to have this experience!! I will be at every open photo shoot possible from this point forward. And next time, I hope to have my boys with me!! Thanks again!!!!

April Marie Rader 10/07/2012 22:30

If you could come to a town just out side of Ottawa, Ontario it would be greatly apreciated. adam_w-s@hotmail.com

Adam Saunders 10/12/2012 10:24

Please sign in to post a comment