Twenty-six House representatives and
more than 100 congressional staffers have joined the NOH8 Campaign,
which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including
ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition
Among those participating in the
campaign's Hill Photo Session were Democratic Representatives
Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Sam
Farr of California and Mike Quigley of Illinois.
Another 11 representatives have
previously posed for the campaign, including Democratic
Representatives Jared Polis of Colorado and Dennis Kucinich of Ohio.
The new photos were released Thursday,
National Coming Out Day.
“I've always been a strong supporter
of marriage equality for all, so I consider it an honor and a
responsibility to draw attention to this cause through unique
opportunities like the NOH8 Campaign,” Quigley said in a statement.
“I'm proud to reaffirm my support for the LGBT community on
National Coming out Day and promise to continue working to make
America truly a place of liberty and justice for all.”