Former Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts has posed for the NOH8 Campaign.

Welts resigned from his post with the Suns roughly four months after announcing he's gay. His last day on the job was Thursday.

In an interview with gay sports website, Welts said he left the team to be closer to his partner, who lives in northern California.

He added that he believes he'll keep working in the sports industry.

“I have a strong feeling that I'm going to be back in the [sports] industry with an opportunity that is equal to the platform that I have as the president of the Suns,” Welts told the site. “One thing that prevented me from taking this step until this point in my career was the uncertainty of how announcing I was gay would affect my future job prospects.”

The NOH8 Campaign raises awareness and funds for gay causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. Photographer-activist Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley photograph celebrities and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.

In his photograph, Welts is wearing a white shirt while holding a basketball.