The push to repeal the homophobic Proposition 8 in California continues to grow, thanks to the hard work of Co-Founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley with their grass roots NO H8 (“No Hate”) photographic Campaign.
Enlisting A and D-List celebrities, as well as “common folk” from all walks of life, the crusade is well on its way to reaching its goal of photographing one million supporters. Also called the “Silent Campaign,” it features people dressed in white with NO H8 “tattooed” to their silver duct-taped faces.
Photographer Adam Bouska hard at work photo. Must be nice!
25 year-old Adam Bouska is a professional photographer whose scorching pictures have been featured in DNA Magazine, VEGAS, reFRESH, Buzz, The Bottom Line, and others. He has worked with many handsome models, including Armani Exchange protégé Ryan Barry and JD Jordan from Bravo’s Work Out. His own photographic studio is located at 5355 Cartwright Ave in North Hollywood California. Check out his website if you enjoy looking at beautiful men, many shirtless!
Reporter Lisa Ling took a little time off from fighting for her sister's release from North Korea to show her support for NO H8. Another Bouska photo
Adam’s partner, Jeff Parshley, 28, a model in his own right, works with Adam as Production Manager while serving the Hollywood community as General Manager of the Fiesta Cantina restaurant, at 8865 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Visit the Cantina website here. Jeff talked Adam into producing a 2009 Calendar for the restaurant that raised over $12,000 for the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Some of its pictures are featured in the fantastic slide show of Adam Bouska's portfolio at the bottom of this post.
A shirtless hunk photo contributed to the NO H8 Campaign by photographer Alan Mercer
The latest celebrities to join the NO H8 Campaign include Lisa Ling, Ross Matthews, Steve-O, Fran Drescher, Meghan McCain, Kathy Griffin and her mother Maggie. Check out their photos and videos below!
Photo of Mr Gay Australia throwing his support our way
Visit the NO H8 website to see what you can do to help! The plan is to bring an enlightened California to a new vote in 2010 that will repeal Proposition 8 and restore equality for all—even if you're queer!
Photo of Queer Eye's Latin cutie Jai Rodriguez joining the NO H8 Campaign
In the meantime, enjoy the pictures and videos!
To start, watch this hilarious “Cheslea Lately No on 8 Video” (filmed before the devastating California Supreme Court decision upholding the Proposition):
From May, here’s a passionate video about the protest after Prop 8 was upheld (“Gay Marriage Prop 8 PROTEST” - May 27th, 2009):
Check out this “NO H8 Campaign: Get Involved” Video with co-founder Jeff Parshley featuring the Campaign’s Theme Song:
This is a Video explaining the “Gay Marriage NO H8 Photo Shoots”:
Watch “Steve-O's Big Jackass-tastic Gay Wedding Video” (where he marries himself) for NO H8!:
Watch Kathy Griffin My Life On The D-List Season 5 Episode 8 (Kathy Griffin Vists Melissa Etheridge: “Power Lesbians”) from Monday night's show aired 7-27-09 but filmed in April:
Check out this video of Kathy Griffin My Life On The D-List Season 5 Episode 8 (“Norma Gay Goes Door to Door for Gay Rights”) from Monday night’s show aired 7-27-09 but filmed in April: