California residents sent a loud and resonating message to the community: There is no room for hate or intolerance in California.
The message was clear as hundreds attended the NOH8 Campaign when it came to Newark Nov. 12 in a photo shoot at the .
That was when the community was invited to participate in the NOH8 campaign, “a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8," according to the NOH8 website.
Proposition 8 passed in California last 2008, banning gay marriage.
NOH8 photos feature models with duct tape over their mouths, “symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with ‘No H8’ painted on one cheek in protest,” according to the website.
Newark Patch spoke with several participants who came to express support for the campaign’s message of tolerance and acceptance, from all over the Bay Area and across the state. Learn more about who they are and read their stories in their photos above.
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