R&B singer Mya and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels have 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 NOH8 Campaign, which is helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley, photographs celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.

In her photograph, Mya is photographed wearing a white dress ringed by a kaleidoscope of hands.

In a 49-second video for the group, DMC, one of the founding members of the legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, calls for greater support for gay rights.

“It's my responsibility to take advantage of the global stage I've been given,” DMC says. “And I want to use that power to put an end to the homophobia that is plaguing our culture. So I can achieve the same freedoms for everybody.”

DMC also calls on fellow hip-hopers to join him: “We've all been on the receiving end of discrimination. Now it's our turn to stand up for what's right. No hate.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The campaign received a huge boost in January when NCIS star Pauley Perrette wore a strapless dress that featured the NOH8 Campaign's logo to the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.