The NOH8 Campaign came to Vermont Pride this year, where members of the LGBT community and allies enthusiastically posed for the photographers to show support for equality.
Although the NOH8 Campaign, founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, was originally intended as a response to California's discriminatory Prop 8, it has continued as a visual means for people to show their commitment to a hate-free society, one that is based on equality, including marriage equality.
To commemorate this year's Coming Out Day on October 11, 26 members of Congress took part in the campaign's second "NOH8 on the Hill" event. They joined the 10 members of Congress who participated in the first such event back in February.
As noted on Green Mountain Daily, among those participating this time around was Vermont's Rep. Peter Welch. Articulating why he joined the effort, Rep. Welch said: “We’re all the same. This campaign reminds us that we have much more in common and that we ought to embrace diversity and love one another.”
Thank you, Rep. Welch and all the others who have added their faces and voices to wipe out hate and discrimination. To see more pictures and read statements from other Capitol Hill leaders, check out the Congressional Photo Session page.