martes, junio 16, 2009


Contents from the Notecard passed around by Trace Osterham / Kristen Pick


"On November 4th, 2008 Proposition 8 passed, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

In the wake of the defeat, there has been a groundswell of initiative from within the community at grassroots level. Seizing this opportunity, new political and protest organizatitions are forming almost daily. The NOH8 Campaign is a photo project & silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct reponse to the passage of Proposition 8.

The campaign started with portraits of everyday Californians who support Marriage Equality and soon rose to celebrities, military personnel, brothers & sisters, law enforcement, lesbian mothers, directors, politicians, newlyweds, and more, Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices not being heard and NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest. "

(from the NO H8 campaign website,
(see also Adam Bouska's Flickr )

As residents of SL and as individual human beings, we have the right to a voice. The NO H8 campaign in SL is a way for us to say "Hey, we want our voices to be heard." Please pass the word on, and anyone who is interested should contact Trace Osterham for a photo session.

Thank you,
Trace Osterham / Kristen Pick


"No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." ~Rita Mae Brown, speech, 28 August 1982

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