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 Charlotte, North Carolina. I don't think you all have come here yet for a NOH8 photoshoot

DeAnna Bell 10/23/2012 21:18

Please come back to Vancouver!!

ValerieRyan85 11/04/2012 14:14

Come to Kansas City!!! :)

Erin Lawrenz 11/04/2012 22:36

i love the fact that SO many people get involved with this, it's amazing. The feeling of having someone stand behind you, and support you. People who don't judge, it's a great feeling. thank you EVERYONE who supports NO H8.<3 ! and i think you should come to Maryland, to celebrate the passing of the same-sex marriage law. it would be GREATLY appreicated.

Alexis Miles 11/13/2012 06:23

how about hjave something in st louis missouri :) it would be epic. ppl out here need sh*t like this there is like no accpetance where im at its crazy.

monster 12/11/2012 08:32

you should really come to Memphis,Tn

Judah James 12/25/2012 11:12

Please Do a photo Shoot In Philadelphia As We Are The City Of Brotherly Love... And Mostly Everyone Here Is For Or Is GLBT...

Sandra Pena-Talbert 01/11/2013 11:33

Please Do a photo Shoot In Philadelphia As We Are The City Of Brotherly Love... And Mostly Everyone Here Is For Or Is GLBT...

Sandra Pena-Talbert 01/11/2013 11:33


Daryn Lamoureux 01/28/2013 15:33

Originally from Knoxville TN! And was thinking that a great place to have a photo shoot would be there! We are getting a lot of national attention for that idiot Stacey Campfield and his "dont say gay" Bill is trying to pass, but they is a very large LGBT community as well.

Candace Darnell 02/02/2013 05:28

Hi guys...I am from Campinas/São Paulo, Brazil.. loving ur site and want to give all my support. Although you guys are based in the US but if want some more support from elsewhere, please come to BRAZIL...!!! We would love to have you here and face this arms to arms together... all the best... VJr.

VitorJnr 02/15/2013 07:26

Austin needs a shoot more than ever. Today, Rep. Drew Springer filed HB 1568 to protect family values and the definition of marriage in the Texas Constitution. This past fall, Pflugerville Independent School District became the first school district in the state to enact a policy in which same-sex domestic partners can acquire insurance benefits.
“Our tax-dollars are for educating kids, not for enacting policies that attempt to get the state to recognize homosexual relationships” said Springer.

Alan Jones 02/27/2013 18:34

You should come to McKinney Texas <3

AbbieJoJo 03/26/2013 18:24

You guys conming to NZ anytime soon? :-)

Chocolate Milk Sandwiches 03/28/2013 23:24


alexandra barreto 04/12/2013 22:43

Hello all the way from Argentina (: I'm so happy to be a part of this.

Grisel Calcagno 04/25/2013 11:45

I live in tyler tx where the Bible Belt is. Where green Acres Baptist Church sends there kids to camps to Pray the Gay Away. I want to take a stand and make a statement.

Lil buffie 05/01/2013 21:37

please visit Moscow Russia, we really do need your support guys

Sam Shami 05/19/2013 02:51

checking in from redneck, texas. far more friendly than its reputation.

john winsor 05/19/2013 11:50

When are you coming to Paris ?

sinoagron 06/30/2013 10:00

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