Alex Newell, who plays Wade “Unique”
Adams on Fox's musical-comedy Glee, 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'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 photograph,
Newell, who plays Glee's first transgender character, is
wearing a long-sleeved white t-shirt and a tiara.
Newell, 20, joined
Glee after finishing runner up on cabler Oxygen's reality show
The Glee Project.
have recently joined the NOH8 Campaign include singer Ricky
Martin, actress Lana
Parrilla, actor LeVar
Burton, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris
Kluwe, singer LeAnn
Rimes, actor Taye
Diggs, 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.