Actor Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs 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 41-year-old Diggs is best known for
playing Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III in the Broadway production of
Rent and Winston in the 1998 film How Stella Got Her Groove
Back. He currently plays Dr. Sam Bennett in the ABC medical
drama Private Practice.
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, Diggs wears a gray straw fedora hat, vintage
round tortoise glasses and a white t-shirt.
Diggs is married to Broadway diva Idina
Menzel, who posed
for the campaign in March.
Recent celebrities who have joined the
NOH8 Campaign include 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.