Robbie Rogers joins NOH8 Campaign

Tue. May 14, 2013 9:07 AM by

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Los Angeles, CA - Robbie Rogers has posed for the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Rogers is the former U.S. Men's National Soccer Team member who last played for the UK's Leeds United team. He came out gay and announced his retirement from professional soccer in an online post in February.

"'Don't waste your life hating others for something you cannot change. Preach Love!' - Out soccer player @RobbieRogers," the NOH8 Campaign tweeted over the weekend.

The NOH8 Campaign's Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley photograph celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar "NOH8" slogan often written on one cheek.

In his photo, Rogers is wearing a white t-shirt. Rogers has previously said a "Lollie 1967-1999" tattoo visible in the photo is a reference to an aunt, who died over a decade ago.

Other professional athletes who have previously posed for the campaign include former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, former Carolina Panthers linebacker Nic Harris, former NFL defensive lineman Esera Tavai Tuaolo, New York Jets safety Bret Lockett, and Houston Dynamo's Mike Chabala.

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