Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is among the city officials to join the NOH8 Campaign, which 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.

Villaraigosa also chairs the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

“If we truly believe in family values, we should value all families,” Villaraigosa said in a statement. “I have supported marriage equality since 1994, opposed and fought Proposition 8, and I am proud to serve as chair of the first national convention – Democrat or Republican – to adopt marriage equality as part of the party platform. It is a privilege to join with NOH8 in their national campaign to fight bigotry and raise awareness about LGBT equality. Changing hearts and minds is a crucial step on the path toward full civil rights for the LGBT community.”

Also joining the campaign are Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, City Clerk June Lagmay, Fire Chief Brian Cummings, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, and Councilmembers Richard Alarcon, Dennis Zine, Tony Cardenas, Paul Koretz, Jan Perry and Joe Buscaino.