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The Sisters and the Jupiter Partner in Portland for NOH8

Saturday Apr 21, 2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Jupiter Hotel will host a NOH8 Campaign open photoshoot from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Friday, May 4th, 2012. Partnering with The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the campaign team is scheduled to set up a mobile studio in the Jupiter courtyard, where NOH8 co-founder and celebrity photographer Adam Bouska will take personal portraits of attendees.

The NOH8 Campaign developed as a silent photographic protest to the passing of California’s Proposition 8, a ban on equal marriage. The campaign, which uses interactive media to raise awareness for marriage equality and discrimination, is scheduled to make its first Portland, Oregon appearance. As an active partner of the LGBTQ community, the Jupiter Hotel was eager to support the underlying cause behind the photoshoot.

In further support of the NOH8 Pacific Northwest debut, the Jupiter Hotel is offering a 15% discounted room rate starting May 1st and continuing through May 8th, encouraging out-of-town travelers to make the trip. While reservations are necessary for a special room rate, guests will not be required to make reservations in order to participate in the photoshoot, to which guests should arrive at the Jupiter prepared to the photographed- makeup ready in the customary white shirt.

They will then be numbered by order of arrival, and provided with a model release, a NOH8 temporary tattoo and the signature duct tape. Funds raised by the portraits, priced at $40.00 for individual photos and $25.00 per person in couple or group shots, will be used to continue the NOH8 Campaign mission to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8.

Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with NOH8 painted on one cheek in protest.

In conjunction with frequent events, like the annual Red Dress party and BearTown, the property maintains an LGBT blog for the local community happenings and recently launched a gay-friendly travel option.

The Jupiter Hotel’s participation in this event stems from a long-standing tradition of community involvement, especially in support of its LGBTQ partners. In conjunction with frequent events, like the annual Red Dress party and BearTown, the property maintains an LGBT blog for the local community happenings and recently launched a gay-friendly travel option with a Keep Portland Queer room package, inviting travelers to come as they are.

The Jupiter serves as a home-on-the-road for modern travelers, cultural creatives and business nomads alike looking to indulge in urban life. The 81 modern guestrooms, including the DreamSUITE, connect guests to the vibrancy of Portland at affordable rates- with any number of ways to get around town.

Travelers looking for a unique experience in urban hospitality find their destination at the Jupiter, with Gallery @ the Jupiter, an on-site art gallery located in the center of the lobby! The adjacent Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is open daily from 7AM to 2AM and offers cutting edge musical acts most nights in its underground music venue. The Jupiter Hotel is located at 800 E. Burnside, Portland, OR.

For more information on this event, please contact Shannon Pratuch by phone or email at (503) 477-7155 or shannon@scenemarketinggroup.com. Or else please visit the Jupiter Hotel NOH8 Campaign Page.

For more information, please visit: www.noh8campaign.com. Interested volunteers should email info@noh8campaign.com with contact information and details regarding the preferred shoot location.

For further information or to make a reservation visit www.jupiterhotel.com or call 503-230-9200 or 877-800-0004.

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