San Francisco recently came together as a community to promote equality and take a stand against hate by offering up their cheeks to celebrity photographer Adam Bouska, his partner Jeff Parshley, and their NOH8 Campaign.
The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8,which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds and others. Photos feature subjects with NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest, and duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 legislation.
“This was our first time taking the campaign outside North Hollywood, and the response from the SF community was completely overwhelming in the best way possible. It was really touching to see everyone come together to make this event happen. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn-out and we are looking forward to coming back!”