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Speak Up With Jimmy: NOH8 Founders Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley on Campaign's 5th Anniversary (VIDEO)

12/17/2013 12:34 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
  • Jimmy Nguyen Blogger - JimmyWin.com; Host, 'Speak Up With Jimmy'; diversity & innovation advocate; founder, DiverseStory Project; digital media & technology lawyer and advisor; speech expert

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On December 15, 2013, the NOH8 Campaign celebrated its 5th anniversary with a special event at Avalon in Hollywood, California. Right before the event, I caught up with campaign co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley.

Responding to the passage of Proposition 8 in California, Adam and Jeff launched NOH8 in 2008 as a photographic protest to call for marriage equality. With over 33,000 photos taken thus far and same-sex marriage rights restored in California, the campaign has evolved to become a platform against all forms of hate. Adam and Jeff talk about where the campaign is heading, their NOH8 mobile app, and how everyone can participate.

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Speak Up With Jimmy, a Web series, is available at JimmyWin.com.