Actor Chad Allen has posed for 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 37-year-old Allen is best know for
his childhood roles as David Witherspoon on the NBC family drama Our
House and Zach Nichols on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads. He
later played Matthew Cooper on the western drama Dr. Quinn,
Medicine Woman, which starred Jane Seymour and ran on CBS for 6
Allen was outed in 1996, at the age of
21, when tabloid The Globe published photos of Allen kissing
another man in a hot tub.
He played gay sleuth Donald Strachey in
the mystery film series based on the novels written by Richard
Man Out, Ice
Blues, Shock To The System and On
The Other Hand, Death. He also played Mark, a gay man
looking for salvation, in the 2007 film Save
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
his photograph, Allen wears a sleeveless white t-shirt as he
begins to peel off the duck tape from his mouth.