James Van Der Beek has joined 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 35-year-old Van Der Beek first gained notoriety playing Dawson Leery in The WB's nighttime teenage drama Dawson's Creek.

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 one cheek.

Van Der Beek is photographed making a stop sign with the palm of one hand while wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt.

Last year, Van Der Beek hosted all-gay cabler Logo's fourth annual NewNowNext Awards, at which his site, JamesVanDerMemes.com, won the OMG Internet Award and Lady Gaga won the Always, Next, Forever Now Award.

Recent celebrities who have joined the NOH8 Campaign include Broadway diva Idina Menzel, actress Aisha Tyler, singer Miley Cyrus, Hot in Cleveland's Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, singer Courtney Love and Meghan and Cindy McCain.