By Judy Kurtz
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) poses with his thumb down and teeth showing in his snapshot, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress — strikes a dramatic stance as she clutches the silver masking tape, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) dons one of her signature hats for her modeling session.
We hear when he was done getting his picture taken, the freshman congressman wanted to leave the "NOH8" on his cheek as he was on his way to speak on the House floor. When Lowenthal learned that he wouldn't be allowed to speak with the marking on his face, he took it off, spoke, and then insisted his staff put it right back on afterwards.
Photos: Adam Bouska/ Courtesy of the NOH8 Campaign
(top right) Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (below from left to right): Reps. Steny Hoyer, Alan Lowenthal, Kyrsten Sinema, and Frederica Wilson.