The gay & lesbian newspaper the GA Voice wants to push some buttons, featuring a photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. as the latest model of the now famous NoH8 campaign. It’s the newspaper’s way of welcoming the NoH8 campaign to Atlanta but is sure to stir the pot since folks hate it when gay rights are compared to the civil rights movement.
The NoH8 photographers Adam Bouska and his partner, Jeff Parshley, will be in Atlanta over the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Sunday, January 16 at the W Hotel in Atlanta. More details here.
Rev. Josh Noblitt of Saint Mark United Methodist Church is credited with bringing the campaign to Atlanta. According to the GA Voice, he was a victim of a hate crime last July in Piedmont Park, when he was robbed at gunpoint by a group of teens who told him they should beat him up because he is gay.
Here is the cover of the GA Voice, courtesy of one of our favorite bloggers, Living Out Loud with Darian.
Other celebrities and well-known participants include “Glee” star Jane Lynch; Oscar winner Marlee Matlin; “D-List” star Kathy Griffin (holding her two Emmys); Meghan McCain (daughter of Sen. John McCain, who vehemently opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”); Sen. McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain; DJ Tracy Young; Bravo’s Andy Cohen; gay actor and funnyman Leslie Jordan; and, yes, the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Watch a behind-the-scenes on a NoH8 photo shoot with Mel B.
Read more at the GA Voice – “NOH8 photo campaign visits Atlanta”
Read more about the NoH8 Campaign.
What do you think? Would MLK have done a NoH8 photo shoot?