February 24, 2011

Hot for Equality in Cleveland...

Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA --- novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) --- who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing in Cleveland.

When the friends discover that their personal currency has risen and that they are actually "hot" in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White). Yes, that Betty White.

The show is a slightly younger Golden Girls. It works. And the leading ladies recently stood up for equality by posing for the NOH8 campaign.

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.

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response. Read more at www.noh8campaign.com.

Let's hear it for the dames of Hot in Cleveland!


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