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No H8 Photos Take Over

No H8 Photos Take Over


Photographer Adam Bouska's campaign to end H8 started with a few Facebook photos. Now, 337 people and a gallery showing later, L.A. gays and lesbians are all saying "No H8."

Photographer Adam Bouska 's campaign to end H8 started when his partner wanted a No on 8 photo for his MySpace page. And of course, once that photo was taken, Adam had to have one. "We saw people putting the 'I am the victim' stuff up there, but we wanted to put our faces up too -- we didn't want to hide who we are," Bouska explained. Now, 337 people later (but still on his first roll of duct tape), Bouska's No on 8 photo campaign has virtually dominated the Facebook and MySpace profiles of Los Angeles-based gays and lesbians. And in the aftermath of the Miss California controversy, former Miss USAs (including Shanna Moakler, who took to her blog moments after the show aired to express her distaste for Miss California's views), a former Miss Universe, and a slew of pageant folk have lent their time to the campaign.

Bouska, who's 25 and had only been living in Los Angeles for a year when he took on this project, is showing his work tonight at West Hollywood's Hamilton Selway art gallery and will continue to shoot more people in an attempt to spread the word about what happened in California. "It's been overwhelming, the people who actually want to help and go out of their way for this," Bouska said. "I never expected it to get this big."

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