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


I absolutely adore this movement.
Definitely hope that you make it to Australia at some point. It would definitely open our governments eyes and hopefully bring us out of the dark ages.

Ben Clarke 09/23/2010 09:07

i'm only a 14 year old girl ,and I am friends to two adult women married. I would love if you came to LA for a shoot!

Sade 09/27/2010 22:21

Let Mexico be yout next destination... :)

Toño Ruiz 10/01/2010 00:22

Houston WELCOMES NOH8....Please stop by for a shoot while your in TEXAS!

Joseph Hinojosa 10/01/2010 14:56

Please follow me on Twitter @sebasjuanr

Juan Ramirez 10/03/2010 23:15

I would love it if a photo shoot was somewhere between Chicago and Milwaukeee

Wolffie 10/04/2010 03:41

Come to Philly plz asap!

Tosha Bobby 10/04/2010 22:38

It is time for UTAH! We need to do something here ASAP. I am afraid my home state is taking many steps backward after the LDS church held its general conference this weekend. They delivered a message of absolute intolerance. We have to help the people here understand!

Stefanie Gallagher 10/05/2010 04:54

please come to memphis to do a photo shoot. =)

SimonezLoser 10/05/2010 12:32

I'm not sure if it has been done yet, but I would personally love to have a shoot done at Arizona State University, esp. since we are one of the biggest universities in the U.S. now.

Kristen Cole 10/07/2010 03:39


Randall Eastridge II 10/07/2010 09:11

Please come back to Texas! I totally missed the one at College Station! I would love to be a part of this campaign :)

Katie Rader 10/08/2010 05:21

Please come to San Diego, CA we would love to have you here. It would be our honor :)

Ralphy 10/08/2010 05:58

Come to Alabama? :D

E. Mcleod 10/08/2010 20:39

Please come back to Texas. Dallas area preferably. I really wanna help out and show my support!!!!

TinkTink 10/09/2010 12:27

PLEASE come to TORONTO in CANADA! :) We are the largest city in Canada haha :) We'd love if you come do a photoshoot here :)

JeffTyler 10/10/2010 22:31

it'd be a great idea to do a photoshoot in NYC!!

Maria Vargas 10/13/2010 22:45

i know you have tons of requests but i think georgia would love to participate too ;)

meghan sanchez 10/20/2010 02:40

Come to nebraska!

jessica jensen 10/22/2010 01:35

Come to Toronto. There is a huge community that would love to fight for the rights of our brothers and sisters to the south.

Adam Polisak 10/22/2010 08:02

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