NOH8 Boston

On Sunday, I had the most exciting day ever! I went with my Nanna (Donna Glee Reim),  Mom and Auntie Mo to the NOH8 campaign at the WBoston Hotel in  Boston. I was surrounded by wonderful caring people and felt such positive energy. I am a strong anti-bully advocate and very outspoken that teens can stop other teens from bullying so when I was asked to be interviewed on camera by Megan Mitchell (www.themeganmitchell.com) I was happy to share my views. My Nanna was the hit of the day though with her beautiful red hat and happy personality. She has been an outspoken advocate of all human rights since as long as I can remember. Guess that’s where I get it from. :). Here are the official pictures along with a fun video from the event. Enjoy!  

Here is a little bit about the NOH8 Campaign (I copied this from their official website  ( www.noh8campaign.com) .

About:

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska (http://www.bouska.net) and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with “NOH8″ painted on one cheek in protest.

Two years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 8,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.

The NOH8 Campaign is an approved 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign will be used to continue promoting and raising awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign.

NOH8 Boston The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 CampaignCopyright © 2010 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved.

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  1. I Googled NOH8 Boston to see what came up from that day and came across your blog. I actually talked about you being there with your mom and grandmother (3 generations) after I left and think that I had told your grandmother she “rocked” when I departed from the place happily after a few drinks and some great dancing! Haha… kudos to your family for coming out for this cause. Seriously — you are one lucky girl!

    It was definitely a great event and it was fantastic to see such a great turnout.

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