Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe
has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for
gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved
gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.
Kluwe posed for the campaign during a
Minneapolis photo shoot last month which took place a week after he
came to the aid of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo,
whose gay marriage advocacy had come under attack from Maryland
Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. The lawmaker has since reversed course,
the player has a right to speak his mind.
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 “NOH8” slogan often written on one
In his photo released this week, Kluwe
is wearing a white t-shirt, a pair of Viking horns and his mouth is
Kluwe first publicly began speaking out
on a proposed constitutional amendment which would limit marriage to
heterosexual couples in Minnesota in a video for the campaign working
to defeat the amendment released in June. On Monday, a
third video on the issue starring Kluwe was released on the Internet.