Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

We at the NOH8 Campaign are thankful for so many things this year; it's difficult to believe this is already our third Thanksgiving as an organization! Our team is so fortunate to have the privilege of traveling around the country spreading the message of NOH8 and giving communities a tool to speak out and spark dialogue among their own network of friends and family. In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share with everyone what we're thankful for.

We're thankful for the progress in the fight for marriage equality, with New York state legalizing same-sex marriages this past June. The victory in New York has given the confidence and motivation to equal rights groups all over the country to move forward in their own attempts to legalize same-sex marriage in their states.

We're thankful that gay and lesbian service members in the U.S. Military can now serve their country openly without living in fear of persecution in the wake of the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal earlier this year.

We're thankful for the hundreds of volunteers we met this year who came out to support the NOH8 Campaign in each city, many of whom had never been to a NOH8 photo shoot or even volunteered before. Team NOH8 traveled to nearly twice as many cities this year compared to the schedule from 2010, and there's no way we could have made each photo shoot a success without the help of our volunteers.

Last, but certainly not least, we're thankful for our supporters all over the world. Because of every single one of you, the NOH8 Campaign has grown this year like never before. More supporters posed for photos in 2011 than 2009 and 2010 combined, and with hundreds of thousands more joining the campaign on Twitter, Facebook, and most recently, Google+, those NOH8 photos have reached an exponential amount of people; even putting NOH8 on a global stage.



On behalf of the NOH8 Campaign, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday, and give thanks to all of you for your continued support.

Jeff Parshley & Adam Bouska

NOH8 Campaign Co-Founders


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