The NOH8 Campaign Comes to Austin

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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!

L Style G Style features Dez & Ashley Forsythe
L Style G Style features Dez & Ashley Forsythe

L Style G Style features Dez & Ashley Forsythe

L Style G Style features Dez & Ashley Forsythe
Ex NFL player Matt Willig
Ex NFL player Matt Willig

Ex NFL player Matt Willig

Ex NFL player Matt Willig
Actor Garcelle Beauvais and family
Actor Garcelle Beauvais and family

Actor Garcelle Beauvais and family

Comedienne Kathy Griffin
Comedienne Kathy Griffin

Comedienne Kathy Griffin

TV Personality and Blogger B. Scott
TV Personality and Blogger B. Scott

TV Personality and Blogger B. Scott

Actor David Yost
Actor David Yost

Actor David Yost

TV Host Larry King
TV Host Larry King

TV Host Larry King

Burning Question

When did you first hear about the NOH8 campaign?

Ingredients

portraits, protests, equality, advocacy

Essentials

Open NOH8 Photo Shoot

The Westin Austin At The Domain, Austin TX
03/15/2015 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | More information

 

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