On May 16, the NoH8 Campaign is returning to Richmond from 2 to 5 p.m. for a photo shoot at the Gay Community Center of Richmond.
On Nov. 4, 2008, California passed a bill called Proposition 8, which allowed the state Constitution to be amended and ban same-sex marriages. Celebrity photographer and Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley created the NoH8 Campaign, a photographic silent protest, in response to Proposition 8. Their campaign features photographs of individuals with duct tape over their mouth symbolizing their silence and “NoH8” painted on their cheek.
Since it’s inception over five years ago, the NoH8 Campaign has featured over 33,000 faces nationwide and continues to grow at an increasing rate. Even though the campaign was inspired by Proposition 8, it now stands up against bullying and discrimination of all types.