PHOTOS: The 50 Most Powerful Celebrities To Pose For NOH8

noh8-posesThis week marks the fifth anniversary of the NOH8 campaign, and to celebrate the project’s raging success and wide reach over the years, co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley chatted with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about the famous faces involved and the future of NOH8 in a post-Prop 8 country.

The project was conceived in 2009 as a silent protest in response to the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. To date, more than 33,000 people have been photographed for the glossy photo series, including 119 members of Congress.

Though Proposition 8 has since been ruled unconstitutional (go us!), Bouska says the movement shows no signs of slowing down. “It initially started through something that was politically driven,” he said, “but it’s really turned into such a positive message…and we want to take this message and share it with the world and show that it’s possible to make change. Change is happening all over the world.”

Scroll down to check out some of our favorite (and most powerful) allies speaking volumes through silence. In no particular order:

1. Meghan and Cindy McCain, daughter and wife of Senator John McCain


2. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, first Senator to pose for NOH8


3. Chad Michaels as Cher


4. Ricky Martin

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5. Larry King

larry king

6. Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

7. David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

8. Kathy Griffin

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9. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

10. Perez Hilton

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11. George Takei

George Takei

12. Courtney Love

Courtney Love

13. Tori Spelling & Co.

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14. Raven Symone

Raven Symone

15. Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

16. fun.


17. Ricki Lake

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18. Isaiah Washington

Isaiah Washington

19. Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

Steny Hoyer

20. Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian


21. Nick Adams


22. Tegan & Sara

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23. Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra

24. James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

25. Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs

26. Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton

27. Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman

Duane Chapman

28. Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku

29. Lavar Burton

Lavar Burton

30. Lindsay Lohan

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31. Paris Hilton

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32. Aaron Carter

aaron carter

33. Gene Simmons

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34. Dave Navarro

dave navarro

35. Slash


 36. Darryl McDaniells

Darryl McDaniells

37. Mel B.

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38. Lt. Dan Choi

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39. Fran Drescher

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40. Lance Bass

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41. Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz

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42. Weird Al Yankovic
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43. Kimora Lee Simmons


44. Leslie Jordan

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45. Andrea Bowen

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46. Jack Mackenroth

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47. Andy Cohen

andy cohen

48. Dr. Drew

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49. Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

50. Scott Herman

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