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‘No H8 Day’ in West Hollywood marks campaign’s anniversary

Sunday is “No H8” Day in West Hollywood.

Adam Bouska (left) and Jeff Parshley with the West Hollywood proclamation
Adam Bouska (left) and Jeff Parshley with the West Hollywood proclamation

The WEHO city council made the declaration on December 8 that Sunday, December 13 would be “No H8 Day” to mark the 1 year anniversary of the NO H8 Campaign, a photo project and silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley.

The campaign launched last year following the passage of Proposition 8 in California, 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, politicians, and more.

BouskaThe photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and “NO H8” painted on one cheek in protest.

In the year, NO H8 has compiled over 2,200 solo photographs, and 350 group photos.

In celebration of its 1 year anniversary and the “NO H8” Day proclamation in West Hollywood, Bouska and Parshley are hosting a party and photo shoot at the Marbella Night Club in Hollywood tonight. Details are on their website at NO H8 Campaign or on their Facebook fan page.

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