Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Kluwe posed for the campaign during a Minneapolis photo shoot last month which took place 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. The lawmaker has since reversed course, saying the player has a right to speak his mind.

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.

In his photo released this week, Kluwe is wearing a white t-shirt, a pair of Viking horns and his mouth is duct taped.

Kluwe first publicly began speaking out on a proposed constitutional amendment which would limit marriage to heterosexual couples in Minnesota in a video for the campaign working to defeat the amendment released in June. On Monday, a third video on the issue starring Kluwe was released on the Internet.