Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa 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.

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 posed for the photo in September along with other city officials but his photograph was officially released this week.

“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.”