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Sep 20, 2010

Washington, DC Hosts NOH8 Campaign

Welcome to the nation's capital, Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley! Tonight, the renowned photographer and his partner are stopping by Cobalt in Washington, DC to help spread awareness about their NO H8 Campaign, a photo project and silent protest created in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers and sisters, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds, and more. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and "NO H8" painted on one cheek in protest.  The campaign has grown considerably and what better way to make a statement than by doing so in DC.

Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination through NOH8’s interactive media campaign. This includes bringing the campaign to other cities around the country, as well as compiling the images for a large-scale media campaign. Under consideration is the expansion to television and radio broadcast, billboards, and magazines. Contributions are also used to cover the daily operations and maintenance necessary to run the rapidly growing campaign.

For more information on how to support the NOH8 campaign and its mission, visit the website here.  I've long been a fan of Mr. Bouska's fitness photography (maybe I'll get to model for him one day) and now I get to become part of this revolutionary event, destined to become one of the most aggressive and successful anti-discrimination campaigns in modern history.

Below are the images from the NOH8 shoot!  Thanks again, Team NOH8!  We love you!

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