The 15th December see the anniversary of the launch of NOH8 (no hate). Five years ago the campaign was launched by a charitable organisation to promote marriage, gender and human equality by means of advocacy and education. The campaign has gone from strength to strength and has such supports as Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Larry King from CNN, Ricky Martin.
The campaign was originally created as a photographic protest by celebrity Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley. The protest was in response to Proposition 8 which was designed to eliminate the rights of same sex couples to marry.
The photographic protest was a powerful one with subjects with duct tape over their mouth symbolising their voice being silenced by proposition 8 along with NOH8 painted on their cheeks .
Over the past five years NOH8 has achieved a number of accomplishments which have help promote marriage equality.
The campaign continues to grow and has now taken on international advocacy for LGBT equality.
On the the 15th NOH8 will be celebrating their five years by holding a concert that will include performances by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of RUN-D.M.C. On the 15 of February there will be a NOH8 photo shot in Melbourne Australia at 1 Market Street New Port.
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