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 1879 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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Steve Grand Takes it All Off for Ice Bucket Challenge

Filed by John M. Becker | August 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Proving that he knows and loves his gay fan base, hunky gay singer Steve Grand answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge... in the nude.Read More


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Ukrainian Boy Band Kazaky Releases New Music Video

Filed by John M. Becker | August 31, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Kazaky's new music video, "Pulse," contains the requisite sexy shirtless men wearing fetishwear and dancing in heels -- the perfect light-hearted diversion for a holiday weekend.Read More


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Crist to FL Gov. Scott: Stop Defending Marriage Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | August 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

"By declaring the marriage ban finished you could... end the nightmare that loving same sex couples all across our state endure every single day..."Read More


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South American LGBT Roundup: Chile, Colombia, Ecuador

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's been some great LGBT-related news coming out of South America this week!Read More


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Allyson Robinson Ordained a Baptist Minister

Filed by John M. Becker | August 29, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Allyson Robinson, an LGBT movement leader and transgender advocate, became one of the few openly transgender pastors in the United States when she was ordained last month.Read More