Actor-director LeVar Burton's second
NOH8 Campaign photo includes a gay rainbow.
The NOH8 Campaign raises awareness and
funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008
voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. 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 cheek.
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
The campaign earlier this year released
a photo of Burton, 55, with his eyes duct taped, a reference to his
Star Trek character who is blind and wore a visor to provide
him with a sense of sight.
In his second go around, Burton holds a
rainbow, a symbol of gay rights, in the palm of his hands.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris
Kluwe also joined the campaign this week.
Other celebrities who have posed for
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.