Last weekend I had the good fortune of being around friends who wanted to take our own NOH8 photos. This was something we had wanted to do with the “official” NOH8 folks when they came to Atlanta a few months ago, but it just didn’t work out at that time.

For those who may not know, the NOH8 campaign is a “photographic silent protest” due to the passage of Prop 8 in California in 2008. The passage banned same-sex marriage.

After a long and  fun evening celebrating K’s birthday, we came back to my place to take our photos, by the birthday girl, our official photographer. One of my friends brought a white sheet to use for background and it worked out perfectly.

There was something magical and special that happened. I noticed our groups energy had changed from the giggling, teasing, laughing to something more subdued and quiet. Maybe we were just getting tired, but I tend to believe it was something else…i think whether we were aware of it or not, we were all kinda taking in our “project”. L. had brought the NOH8 stickers and the duct tape. As she put the sticker on my cheek and as I put the tape on my mouth, I felt such a strong purpose and intention.

I think the photos speak for themselves.




I hope a day will come where the United States of America, the home of the free and the land of the brave, will be a place where men can marry men and women can marry women. I hope there will be a day when ALL PEOPLE are truly EQUAL. I hope I live to see that day.


4 Responses to “NOH8”

  1. Lynnw512 Says:

    I promised you that I’d start commenting on your blog, so here I am! Until I read this I really hadn’t thought about how the mood changed that night. But now that I reflect on it you are right. We definitely turned serious when it came photo time. I think it shows how much this effort means to all of us. I love you ladies and am glad that I shared that moment with you all. xo

  2. This was a remarkable time. I remember taking pics of you girls putting the tattoos on and watching the mood change. What a precious memory.

  3. What a powerful experience for all of you. Thank you for sharing! I am glad we’re friends. 🙂

  4. That was an awesome night. Loved being a part of it and having done it with such wonderful women. Onward…

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