MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist And Fiancée Join 'NOH8' Campaign

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and his fiancée, model Courtney Bingham, have joined the "NOH8" campaign, started by American fashion photographer Adam Bouska as a response to Proposition 8, the notorious initiative that passed in 2008 and banned same-sex marriage in California. The "NOH8" campaign is a silent protest made up of photographs that feature their subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Proposition 8 or similar legislation.

Says Sixx: "Courtney and I believe in freedom of choice, no matter your sex. We believe you should be able to be yourself, love who you want and not be criticized for it. We believe in LOVE!"

Four years since its inception, the NOH8 campaign has grown to over 30,000 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.

For more information, visit www.noh8campaign.com.


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