Truth Wins Out is thrilled to announce that we’re collaborating with Pride Vermont to bring the NOH8 Campaign to our state for the first time this September. The NOH8 photoshoot will be held in conjunction with Pride Vermont at Burlington’s Battery Park on September 22, 2012 from 1-4 p.m.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by Hollywood-based celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley in 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.

Over 20,000 people have been photographed for the NOH8 Campaign, including celebrities like Kathy Griffin, Lisa Ling, Ben Patrick Johnson, Cindy and Meghan McCain, Miley Cyrus, Leslie Jordan, the Kardashian sisters, Jane Lynch, Lt. Dan Choi, Margaret Cho, and Lance Bass. Thousands of other everyday people (including yours truly and his husband) have been photographed at NOH8 open photoshoots across the country.

Head on over to the NOH8 website for more information about the photoshoot on September 22. Mark your calendars and come to Pride Vermont, visit with Truth Wins Out (we’ll be there!), and make a statement by getting photographed for this great campaign.

Michael Knaapen & John Becker posing for the NOH8 Campaign in Chicago, October 2010