Houston Mayor Annise Parker 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
In her photograph, released Monday at
the group's Facebook page, Parker is wearing a white button-down
blouse, her hands posed to form a heart shape.
Parker – the city's first openly gay
mayor, now in her second term – posed for the campaign last fall at
Also a co-chair of the gay marriage
group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, Parker recently credited
President Barack Obama's support with moving the country forward on
“In fact, good things happened
because when he made his public declaration that he changed his mind,
the NAACP took a vote,” Parker told OutQ host Michelangelo
Signorile. “[The League of Latin American Citizens] took a vote.
Those major civil rights organizations now really are allied on this