LuAnn de Lesseps

Add Countess Luann de Lesseps to the list of bold-faced names who have had their mouths taped shut—for a good cause, that is…

The Real Housewives of New York City star recently sat down to pose with tape over her mouth for the NOH8 campaign supporting gay marriage.

"I believe that any two people who are in love and are ready to commit to each other should have that opportunity," she says. "It's not about marriage per se, it's about equality. The LGBT community has been so supportive of me, so I want to be as supportive to them as I can be."

NOH8 was started by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley shortly after the passage of Prop 8, the California ballot initiative that prohibits gay marriage.

Other celebs who have participated include Jane Lynch, Kelly Osbourne, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson, Kathy Griffin, Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and director Bryan Singer, among many others.

The Countess continues her quest to be a queen among queens tonight when she performs her single, "Money Can't Buy You Class," at New York City gay bar Splash followed by another gig next month during the Ascension Party in gay summer getaway destination Fire Island. She was also recently spotted holding court at West Hollywood same-sex hotspot The Abbey.

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