John M. Becker
At a Glance:John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 2478 entries and currently lives in Washington DC.
John Becker is Editor-in-Chief of the Bilerico Project and an LGBT activist, writer, and blogger. Recent high-profile victories include a petition convincing performance venues across the country to cancel performances by singer Michelle Shocked after she delivered a homophobic tirade onstage, two headline-grabbing reports about anti-LGBT bigotry in the Salvation Army, a successful international media campaign that resulted in Apple dropping a “gay cure” iPhone app, and a sting operation in which Becker went undercover with hidden cameras at the clinic co-owned by Marcus and Michele Bachmann and exposed them for offering fraudulent “ex-gay” therapy.
John and his beloved husband Michael appeared in several iconic photographs taken outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2013 -- the day the court ruled in favor of marriage equality for the first time. The photos went viral, appearing in print, television, and online media around the world and on the front pages of more than 65 newspapers across America.
Becker has appeared as a guest on major news and political shows including ABC’s World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America; NBC’s Today Show; CNN's Newsroom; Fox’s Alan Colmes Show; MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Show and Live with Al Sharpton, and the Associated Press Television Network.
In addition to his full-time work as an LGBT rights activist, Becker is an accomplished classical musician, holding the master of music degree in vocal performance. A native of Wisconsin, Becker now lives in Washington, D.C. with Michael and their puppy Rosie.
John M. Becker: Recently Filed
Radical jihadists in the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed another man this week whom they'd accused of homosexuality.Read More
"[Gay people] don't have a right to be served in every single store. People need to have the ability to refuse service if its violates their religious convictions."Read More
Lawmakers in the former Yugoslav nation of Slovenia legalized marriage and adoption equality this week, over the vociferous objections of anti-LGBT groups and the Catholic Church.Read More
"A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."Read More
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Sixth Circuit marriage cases on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.Read More