Isiah Thomas, men's basketball coach of
the Florida International University Golden Panthers, and his son,
Joshua Zeke Thomas, a DJ, have come out against Prop 8.
The men were featured in the NOH8
Campaign that opposes California's gay marriage ban. Father and son
were photographed with their mouths duct taped and “NOH8” written
on one cheek. In individual photos, Isiah is seen holding a
basketball and Joshua a record above his head.
“We posed for the NOH8 Campaign
because we believe that all hate and discrimination is wrong,” the
men said. “It is time for full equality and equal rights for
everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or
Isiah Thomas played in the NBA for
nearly a decade before turning to coaching. He was named one of the
50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.
The campaign struck gold last year when
Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, and their
daughter Meghan, a pro-gay Republican, approached the group to offer
8 was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge on Wednesday.