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A lot of trouble in this world is caused by combining a narrow mind with a wide mouth. – anonymous

I wish I knew who first uttered these words because they seem to describe Michele Bachmann and many others nicely. One nice thing about being a constant reader of LGBT news is the fact that I get to read great stories. One lead me to the No H8 campaign.

The No H8 campaign has pictures of celebrities who have the No H8 slogan on their cheeks and their mouths duct tape closed. That’s one use for duct tape I’m not sure Red Green talked about on his show. But then, I don’t think he ever mentioned a gay member of the Possum Lodge.

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.

Nearly two and a half years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 13,000 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.

Thanks to an article about LeAnn Rimes adding her face to the collection of photos that led me to the No H8 website. I’m just so happy that many reject what the narrow minds with big mouths have to say on LGBT issues. Thank you all.


P.S. I know I haven’t been writing much lately but I have to be inspired and my inspiration has been lacking lately. I hope that will change and I’ll get published posts I’ve had on hold. Be well everyone.


LeAnn Rimes Poses for Marriage Equality Campaign

NO H8 Campaign