Sunday, July 19, 2009

No H8

"On November 4th, 2008 Proposition 8 passed, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

In the wake of the defeat, there has been a groundswell of initiative from within the community at grassroots level. Seizing this opportunity, new political and protest organizatitions are forming almost daily. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct reponse to the passage of Proposition 8.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers & 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 NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest."

from the NO H8 campaign website,

There is a similar activity taking place in SL.

A flickr group is set up for SL users to post their NoH8 photos.

A NoH8 photo gallery is open complete with a photo studio for residents to take NoH8 photos. The duct tape and NOH8 tattoo are available at the gallery so that one can wear them when taking the NoH8 photo.

Here is my take on NoH8:


I am straight but I hope people will accept.

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