Actor-director LeVar Burton has joined the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Burton first came to prominence playing Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots. He is best known for his portrayal of Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The campaign's Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley photograph celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar ā€œNOH8ā€ slogan often written on one cheek.

In his photograph, the 55-year-old Burton is wearing a white t-shirt and his eyes are duct taped, a reference to his Star Trek character who is blind and wore a VISOR, which provided him with a sense of sight.

Recent celebrities who have joined the NOH8 Campaign include singer LeAnn Rimes, actor Taye Diggs, actor James Van Der Beek, actress Aisha Tyler, Glee's Nene Leakes, singer Miley Cyrus, Hot in Cleveland's Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, singer Courtney Love and Meghan and Cindy McCain.