John M. Becker

John M. Becker


At a Glance:

John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 2566 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


Obama at WHCD: Biden & I Can't Get Served in Indiana

Filed by John M. Becker | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

"We've gotten so close, in some places in Indiana, they won't serve us pizza anymore."Read More

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WATCH: For the Weddings That Never Happened

Filed by John M. Becker | April 24, 2015 | 5:00 PM | comments

As the U.S. prepares for the Supreme Court to consider making marriage equality legal nationwide, PFLAG Canada pauses to honor the couples who were never able to marry in their lifetimes.Read More

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Straight High Schooler Asks Gay BFF to Prom

Filed by John M. Becker | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

"You're hella gay, I'm hella str8. But you're like my brother. So be my d8?"Read More


Gay NYC Businessman Tries to Explain Why He Hosted a Ted Cruz Reception

Filed by John M. Becker | April 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

"Senator Ted Cruz and I disagree strongly on the issue of gay marriage, but having an open dialogue with those who have differing political opinions is a part of what this country was founded on."Read More

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Dan Savage Pokes GOP on Gay Wedding Angst

Filed by John M. Becker | April 23, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday night's episode of 'All In With Chris Hayes,' LGBT advocate Dan Savage became the latest commentator to poke fun at Republicans for their awkward contortions on same-sex weddings.Read More