#NOH8Worldwide Launches Across the Pond

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011


#NOH8Worldwide will finally be hosting its very first open shoot across the proverbial pond in London, the capital of the United Kingdom!

The photo shoot is scheduled to take place on SUNDAY, JULY 3rd at the SOHO HOTEL from 4pm to 8pm. You can find all these details and more on our event page by clicking here.

We're so excited to finally elevate the message of the NOH8 Campaign by hosting our first official shoot in another country. We hosted our first international open shoot on the open water with our Miami Beach Gay Pride Cruise earlier this year, and originally planned to launch our international efforts with a scheduled photo shoot in Tokyo, Japan earlier this year.

Unfortunately, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan only nine days before our scheduled shoot forced us to postpone our trip; but we're happy to once again have the chance to project NOH8 onto the global stage.

The NOH8 Campaign originally began as a protest to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, which most of you know as the amendment to the California Constitution that banned same-sex marriage. However, the scope of the NOH8 Campaign has grown and adapted to fight for equal rights and an end to discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other label.

The destructive effect Proposition 8 had on the LGBT Community is not just a California issue; that kind of discrimination is still seen around the world, and it's our responsibility to begin planting the seeds of change in as many places as we possibly can to start changing hearts and minds by telling them who we are - starting with London!



We've have an incredible amount of NOH8 Supporters from England, a few of which are familiar faces across the pond. Mel B. (pictured above), known around the world for her iconic role as Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, posed for the campaign - and brought along the cameras filming her latest television series to help get the word out. She even hosted the NOH8 Campaign's 2nd Anniversary Celebration this past December!

Check out a clip from Mel B.'s NOH8 episode of It's A Scary World, "Don't H8 Mel."

UK Performer and Choreographer Aaron Renfree took his photo while he was in LA as well, even taking the time to film a short video for us (posted below).


Dominic Keating (pictured left below), perhaps most familiar in the US for his role on Star Trek, also made his way to our North Hollywood studio, as well as Stonewall Group Co-Founder Lee Marshall (pictured right). Stonewall Group is the leading gay charity in the UK.

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Our next scheduled international effort will take place late July in Montreal, Quebec; our first Canadian photo shoot! We hope to continue adding more international photo shoots to our schedule as we keep traveling throughout the US, spreading our message of no hate.


And England is just across from Northern Ireland! I wish you guys would have a open photo shoot in Belfast some time in the future! :)

Brooke Jackson 06/29/2011 11:07

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