NOH8 Campaign raises thousands for AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Sun. October 24, 2010 9:12 AM by

Los Angeles, CA - A special NOH8 Campaign photo shoot raised $10,000 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles, the West Hollywood Patch reported.

The campaign, helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley, raises awareness and funds to repeal Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban.

Subjects are photographed with their mouths duct taped and "NOH8" written on one cheek.

At the October 17 event, about 300 people lined up to pose for the campaign.

"We are incredibly proud of our supporters for helping us raise an amazing amount of money for AIDS Project Los Angeles," the groups said in its newsletter released Thursday. "We couldn't have done it without each and every one of your contributions!"

"We were especially grateful for everyone who braved the rain with us; you made it an experience to remember."

The campaign has attracted high-profile celebrities, including Isiah Thomas, men's basketball coach of the Florida International University Golden Panthers, and his son, Joshua Zeke Thomas, actress Tori Spelling and Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, and their daughter Meghan, a pro-gay Republican. Houston Dynamo Mike Chabala was photographed in Houston.

An estimated 30,000 people participated in the 26th iteration of AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

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