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Adam Bouska

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Transcript of Adam Bouska

After legalizing gay marriage in California in 2008, Prop 8 was passed and that right was taken away.
Prop 8 took the validity away from the 18,000 marriages that had occurred in California before Prop 8 was passed.
By gay people not being able to marry in California, they were unable to feel equal with straight couples.
Proposition 8
Bouska was born on Halloween, October 31, of the year 1983 in Decatur, Illinois.
Award winning fashion photographer who runs his own photography studio
He is a major photographer in the gay community
He has worked with popular magazines and shows such as
reFRESH
,
DNA magazine
,
New York Times
,
Guinness Book of World Records 2010
,
Chelsea Lately
, etc.
Bouska is openly gay and lives in West Hollywood, California
About Bouska
Being gay has never been accepted, and working to improve equality for gay people has been going on since the early 1920s.
Gay marriage was not legal in any states in the US until 2000 when Vermont passed a bill legalizing gay marriage.
In 2008 states like New York, Oregon, and California began to recognize same sex marriage, but still did not legalize it.
Proposition 8 took away the right for gay marriage, only in California, but it affected other states as well.
Gay Rights
The Start of
NOH8
By including these famous people it brings more awareness to the gay rights/gay marriage cause.
Celebrities and NOH8
If not for the NOH8 campaign and Adam Bouska's efforts, gay marriage laws may not have changed the lives of so many gay people.
The human cost of indifference towards a cause like this can include self harm/suicide, depression, and being uncomfortable in your own body.
Consequences of Inaction
Adam Bouska
In direct response to Prop 8, Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, founded the NOH8 campaign in November 2008.
The NOH8 campaign highlighted famous people and others to bring awareness to the overturn of this ban against same sex marriage.
By April 2009, the campaign already had support from gay and straight celebrities such as Leslie Jordan, Shanna Moakler, and RichGirl.
Adam Bouska Quotes
"Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate" - Adam Bouska
" Let's get something straight, I'm not" - Adam Bouska
Bibliography
"Adam Bouska - Photography Portfolio." Adam Bouska - Photography Portfolio. N.p., n.d. Web.
25 May 2015.


"Adam Bouska." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 25 May 2015.


"About." About. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 May 2015.
NOH
8
and Us
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