Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe
has joined 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 tweeted a photo from its
Minneapolis photo shoot on Thursday.
“S/O to @ChrisWarcraft from
@VikingsFootball for stopping by the #NOH8 photo shoot today!” the
campaign messaged to its more than 422,000 followers.
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
Kluwe joined the campaign a week after
he came to the aid of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo,
whose gay marriage advocacy had come under attack from Maryland
Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr.
Burns attempted to silence Ayanbadejo
with a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti asking that he “inhibit
such expressions” in support of Maryland's upcoming referendum on a
gay marriage law approved by lawmakers. Burns has since reversed
the player has a right to speak his mind.