John M. Becker
At a Glance:John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 2509 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.
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.
John M. Becker: Recently Filed
Mike Pence, the far-right Republican governor of Indiana, appeared this morning on ABC to respond to the international backlash over the state's bigoted new "religious freedom" law.Read More
"[T]o give the impression that somehow there's something good about living in a state of grave sin is simply contrary to what the Church has always and everywhere taught..."Read More
In the American Catholic hierarchy's latest malicious attack on LGBT people, the Archdiocese of Washington is asking Congress to block a Washington, D.C. bill protecting queer students at religious schools.Read More
Last night, a conservative federal judge in north Texas temporarily blocked married same-sex couples in four states from receiving the protections of the Family & Medical Leave Act.Read More
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination says it will move its 2017 convention out of Indianapolis now that a discriminatory, anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill has become law.Read More