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 Springfield Missouri and do a photo shoot! :)

Chris Lynn 10/02/2014 15:05

Come to Orlando, FL!!

Rhonda Denny 10/14/2014 11:30

Please do an open photo shoot in DC/Virginia so my best friend and I can finally get our duo NOH8 photo!

Shannon Graves 10/23/2014 08:15

You need to come to Brazil!

Kay 12/15/2014 11:13

I attended the Dallas photo shoot with my twin and our little twins yesterday and was interviewed as to why I and my family were there since we weren't gay. I found this question offensive and responded "love is love" I continue my fight for all my lgbt friends to enjoy the same rights as same sex couples since I see couples who lose partners and the ability to make burial decisions I published a blog 5 legal documents every lgbt couple need to prevent this senseless and stupid law in Texas from continuing to destroy lives of unknowing couples.

Wendy Wortham 03/15/2015 21:43

Should come to East Tennessee

Stephanie Holland 03/16/2015 02:06

I am in Pittsburgh Pa. Please come to my city

Kemonie Rose 05/18/2015 03:54


Aydan Saliyma 05/30/2015 10:39

Please come to Charlotte, NC. If you have one before, another one is requested asap. We want to be affiliated with the campaign and be able to support the cause, purpose and mission, without disrespecting the disclosure of hosting an independent event.

Armon Carter 06/13/2015 07:31

Come to Indonesia Please...


Please come to Minnesota!

David Mahlman 08/28/2015 21:11

When are you guys coming to new York I would love to do a photo with my friends

Sharel Cook 12/23/2015 00:14

Please come to Phils.again.

Faye 02/07/2016 13:44

We have our annual Pride event this weekend.. you should definitely come here.

skb72 09/08/2016 04:42

Please come to DC!!!

Marla Telleria 09/07/2017 21:47

Jeff and Adam, thanks for coming to Memphis. Our LGBT & Friends Network group had a great time volunteering. It was an amazing afternoon.


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