SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands of people with temporary tattoos are hoping to stamp out hate. It’s a national campaign that stopped Tuesday night in Sacramento.
The message here is simple but it requires a fake tattoo and duct tape.
“The duct tape for us is a symbol of how we were silenced by our state,” said Adam Bouska, co-found of the NOH8 campaign. “It’s a silent protest. It’s visually powerful.”
It started after Proposition 8 passed in California, outlawing same-sex marriage.
So this photographer decided to use pictures to focus on a powerful message.
“this isn’t just a California issue and it can really speak to discrimination,” he said. “People are different for all sorts of different reasons, whether its sexual orientation, religion or skin color.”
And his movement is making headway with the likes of Gene Simmons, Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian. Celebrities are striking a pose for the cause.
And Tuesday, some people in Sacramento were doing the same during an open photo shoot at The Citizen Hotel on J Street.
“I think this is a great way to take a stand against hate, against bullying, in favor of equality and it’s a lot of fun,” one participant said.
Adam is hoping his movement will become a frame of reference for all those facing discrimination.
“I say no hate. I say everyone is free to love,” he said.
The campaign has already taken more than 25,000 in 36 states and three countries.