MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The silent “NoH8 Campaign,” which started two years ago as a protest to California’s Proposition 8 ban against gay marriage, came to Minneapolis Sunday.
People had their photos taken at the W Hotel with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world.
“Prop 8 happened in California but if can happen in California, it can happen anywhere, so what we try to do is get people involved all over the country so that if something like that does happen in their state or in their community, there are already sparks to do something about it,” said Jeff Parshley, the NoH8 campaign creator.
Sarah Lindstrom and DesiRee Shelton were there. They were recently allowed to walk together at a school event at their high school in Champlin Park. The Kardashian sisters are also involved in the campaign.
The money raised at Sunday’s event will be used to continue fighting GLBT issues.