The Chippendales dancers are spicing up
the NOH8 Campaign, the silent protest 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, politicians, professional athletes and
everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's
familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.
their photo, members of the erotic male dance troupe are wearing
their stage outfits consisting of a bow tie, shirt cuffs, jeans and a
hard-bodied bare torso. Three of the men are kneeling in the
forefront and three are standing in the background.
The Chippendales annually perform for
nearly two million people worldwide, dancing in more than 100 cities
around the globe. The troupe is based out of the Rio All Suite Hotel
and Casino in Las Vegas.
Celebrities who have recently joined
the NOH8 Campaign include country singer LeAnn
Rimes, former Phoenix Suns CEO Rick
Welts, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss
Crawford gay marriage photo fan generated, NOH8 Campaign says.)