Colleen Coover Rotating Header Image


NO H8Several weeks ago I was invited by Project Fanboy‘s James Freeman to draw this piece in support of the NO H8 Campaign, a silent photo/art protest against California’s dumbass Proposition 8, by which California voters amended the state Constitution to overturn the legalization of gay marriage.

The piece is of Donner and Blitzen, a super-powered lesbian couple from the pages of DC’s Heroes title back in the 90′s. It was posted in the NO H8 Campaign Flickr pool, where you can find dozens of other photos and art from people who support the repeal of the wholly immoral Proposition 8.

4 Comments on “NO H8”

  1. #1 Daniel
    on Aug 26th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    If Proposition 8 is to be repealed, we’re almost certainly going to need votes from people who had supported it last fall. I don’t think that we’ll get votes by telling those people that they were H8ers.

  2. #2 Colleen
    on Aug 26th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Or, support from people who did not vote at all, or people who voted for the elections but not for the Propositions. I’m willing to allow that some people who voted for Prop 8 were motivated by fear and/or ignorance rather than hate, but I have no reservations about calling Prop 8 hateful.

  3. #3 Daniel
    on Aug 26th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Turn-out in last fall’s election was such that it’s unrealistic to hope that the measure might be overturned in a near election by votes from those who didn’t participate. And, whatever logical distinction might be made between the idea of a hateful measure and non-hateful support of that measure, no such distinction will be recognized by most of the people whose votes will be needed. Whatever sense of satisfaction might be got by this condemnation, and however loud the “Amen” from the choir, this is not how to win converts. Proposition 8 needs to be repealed by a campaign based upon a positive defense of love and of the right of people to decide their own arrangements.

  4. #4 Shana
    on Aug 30th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I really like that. I saw those two in the JLA arc with the Milestone characters, but I didn’t know they were an actual couple until I checked Wikipedia. Prop 8 is stupid and homophobic, and I hope it gets repealed soon.