USA: 67 Politicians Join NoH8, Including First Senator

Written by scott on June 24th, 2013

US Senator Martin HeinrichNoH8 held a photoshoot on Capitol Hill, and snared a US Senator from New Mexico. Queerty reports:

New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, who was an opponent of marriage equality when he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, has become the first senator to pose for the inescapable NOH8 campaign, the photographic silent protest created by photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley as a response to California’s discriminatory Proposition 8. Sen. Heinrich posted a note on his Facebook page about his decision to tape his mouth shut for photographer Adam Bouska’s camera.

Pink News also reports on the shoot:

Equally as groundbreaking was the participation of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida’s 27th District, who became the first Republican Member of Congress to lend support to the NOH8 Campaign. The event, organised by the NOH8 Campaign and the office of California Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), featured a record-setting number of participants. The very first NOH8 on The Hill event took place on February 15 2012, with 10 Members of Congress taking part. That was followed by NOH8 on The Hill II some seven months later, on September 13 2012, when a further 26 Congressmen and Congresswomen posed for photographer Adam Bouska.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut also participated.

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