It’s been a while since the iconic NOH8 photo train rolled through town with duct tape, face stickers and Photoshop in tow. The pro-gay campaign returns Saturday, so get ready for your closeup, gay Atlanta.
The slick marriage equality campaign is the creation of photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. They originally tapped increasingly famous faces to protest California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. By the time the Supreme Court overturned the state law in 2013, the photo campaign with its graphic logo was so wildly popular that it couldn’t be stopped.
NOH8 was already a viral phenomenon in 2011, the first time Bouska and company hit Atlanta with scores of LGBT-ATLiens (top photo) posing to benefit local causes. The galleries of results are here and here.
This time, your $40 individual shot or $25-per-person group pic during Saturday’s event at Jungle benefits HRC Atlanta. It also buys an HRC membership or extends your current membership a year. Wear white, come camera ready like local reality dad Todd “Tomorrow I might be gay” Chrisley did, and be prepared to serve NOH8 face as uniquely or provocatively as these gay Atlanta predecessors did below.
Serve face like a beast.
Serve it with friends.
Serve it with a side of fetish.
Chandler Bearden of MISTER Center at Positive Impact.
Put some muscle into it.
Or backhand that H8 with some sporty spice.
HIV activist Donato.
NOH8, just love.
Lots of love.
Equally Wed publishers Maria and Kirsten Palladino.
Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Gay dad love.
Serve face like a queen, and throw deuces to H8.
Nicole Paige Brooks.
You could always deliver NOH8 like a ‘Real Housewife.’
Kandi Burrus, Kim Zolciak-Berman, Sheree Whitfield and Cynthia Bailey with Peter Thomas.
Or with a word. Or words. Or ‘The Word.’
Writer Darian Aaron.
Paris Eley of Vision Church of Atlanta.
Face off with NOH8.
Give NOH8 with bravery.
Atlanta Police LGBT Liaison Officer Brian Sharp.
Give it your reverence.
Or give yourself a hand.
Most importantly, give NOH8 your own twist.
The NOH8 Open Photo Shoot for HRC Atlanta takes place Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Jungle Atlanta. Official NOH8 photos by Adam Bouska via UPDATE: Due to high anticipated turnout, photos will start at the earlier time of 11 a.m. instead of the original 1 p.m. and adjusted 12 noon start times, and contiue until at least 5 p.m.