Of course you’ve seen photos of fierce LGBT supporters posing with duct tape over their mouths and “NOH8” painted on one cheek. Well, this Saturday before the SXSW madness begins, Austinites too can join the 33,000+ faces that make up the successful and continuously growing NOH8 campaign, a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.
Photographer Adam Bouska, along with his partner Jeff Parshley, can be credited with starting the photographic silent protest, a direct response to the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. The distinctive and beautifully photographed portraits, featuring subjects with their lips sealed, symbolizes all voices that have been muted by legislation like Prop 8. Since its inception, the NOH8 campaign has featured more than 40,000 photos including people from all walks of life, from newlyweds and military personnel to celebrities and politicians. Will you be the next face to join the NOH8 campaign?
Here are some of our favorite portraits from the NOH8 campaign – send us your NOH8 photos and join the bunch!
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Ex NFL player Matt WilligEx NFL player Matt Willig
Actor Garcelle Beauvais and family
Comedienne Kathy Griffin
TV Personality and Blogger B. Scott
Actor David Yost
TV Host Larry King
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The Westin Austin At The Domain, Austin TX
03/15/2015 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | More information