John M. Becker

John M. Becker

Editor-In-Chief

At a Glance:

John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 1726 entries and currently lives in Washington DC.

Bio

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

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Michele Bachmann: Gay Rights Leads to Child Rape

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann dove back into the cesspool of anti-gay bigotry this week, claiming gays are pushing America towards "tyranny," "deviance," "transgender," and child rape.Read More


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Michele Bachmann Openly Considers 2016 Presidential Run

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Michele Bachmann's been dropping hints about a 2016 presidential bid for months. This week, she flat-out admitted that she's considering it. Here's hoping she runs.Read More


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Allyson Robinson: LGBTs Must Stick Together After Marriage Equality

Filed by John M. Becker | July 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"I think the fear of a lot of transgender people is... are we going to be left in the lurch here [after marriage equality]? I think those are legitimate fears."Read More


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Edie Windsor Reveals How She Found Her Pride

Filed by John M. Becker | July 24, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

In a new video from Marriage Equality USA, Edie Windsor recounts how she met attorney Robbie Kaplan and reveals how she developed her "love affair with the gay community."Read More


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Report: Obamacare Covering More LGBTs, But More Work Remains

Filed by John M. Becker | July 24, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Efforts to get LGBT people covered under the Affordable Care Act were successful, but the degree of that success varied significantly by state.Read More