Los Angeles Chivas USA players Justin Braun and Michael Lahoud have posed for the NOH8 Campaign ahead of the team's Equality Night.

Proceeds from the Saturday, July 23 soccer game against the Houston Dynamo will benefit the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.

According to its organizers, the event is the first-ever in the world of professional soccer.

The NOH8 Campaign, which is helmed by photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley, raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

The group photographs celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.

Braun, who plays forward, and Sierra Leon-born Lahoud, who plays midfielder, will be playing against another NOH8 Campaign celebrity: Houston Dynamo defender Mike Chabala. Chabala posed for the campaign last year.

Also at the event will be the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus to sing the National Anthem and West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who has also posed for the campaign.