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01-12-2011, 03:33 AM
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/01/10/nicholas-laroche-joins-campaign-against-hate/


With duct tape over his mouth, former U.S. Junior Men’s Champion Nicholas LaRoche is speaking out. LaRoche, who currently coaches at the Toyota Sports Center outside of Los Angeles, is one of the more than 8,000 people who have become the face of NOH8, a public campaign for equality.

Started by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley, NOH8 is a photo project started in response to the passage of Proposition 8 in California. The proposition, passed in November 2008, added a new provision to the state constitution that says “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”.

Photos from the NOH8 campaign 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. The NOH8 photo shoots began with everyday Californians but has since expanded to include celebrities and even professional figure skater turned fashion designer Michael Kuluva.

MountainTime
01-13-2011, 01:15 AM
I am proud of Nick for taking a stand against discrimination.

mikey
01-13-2011, 04:27 AM
where's the "Like" button?

BittyBug
01-13-2011, 04:40 AM
I am proud of Nick for taking a stand against discrimination.And his students. :respec:

Allen
01-13-2011, 04:42 AM
where's the "Like" button?

I thought the same thing :)

:cheer: for Nick. I always liked Nick and wanted him to succeed.

dinakt
01-13-2011, 04:50 AM
I thought the same thing :)

:cheer: for Nick. I always liked Nick and wanted him to succeed.

Same here.

Screenie
01-13-2011, 07:32 AM
cool! what's the tattoo on his arm say?

Ziggy
02-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Good on him! :respec:

And wow, I never realised he was so hot. :psoty: