In a NOH8
Campaign video released Friday, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley
urges everyone to get involved in gay rights.
“There are a lot of things that make
us different,” Stanley says in the video.
“But there's one very important thing
we have in common. We're all human beings, created equally.”
“It's not about gender or race or age
or what political party you belong to,” he says, then adds, “Nobody
is free until we're all free.”
“It won't get better, until we make
it better,” Stanley says. (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is
among the celebrities featured in an earlier NOH8 Campaign video on
gay bullying released last month. The
video also features Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona Senator John
McCain, disagreeing with her husband on the military's ban on open
The NOH8 Campaign, which is best known
for raising funds and awareness to defeat Proposition 8, is helmed by
photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley.
The group's iconic photographs feature
celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the
campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.