Actress Shay Mitchell has joined the
NOH8 Campaign, the silent protest which raises awareness and funds
for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008
voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
The 24-year-old Mitchell currently
plays Emily Fields in ABC Family's mystery drama Pretty Little
Liars. Her character is considered the group's “jock” and is
Mitchell announced on Facebook earlier
this month that she had posed for the group: “Just shot for the
@NOH8Campaign! Pretty stoked to see the final photo … Here's a
The NOH8 Campaign is helmed by
photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. The
pair photograph celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct
taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on
her photo, Mitchell is wearing a white v-neck t-shirt.
In January, Mitchell said during a
panel that she has received “very, very positive feedback” about
playing a teenage lesbian.
“If I can represent the gay community
in a small way, then I'm so honored and couldn't be more proud to do
that,” Mitchell said.