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 2509 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.

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

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Indiana Gov. Desperately Attempts Damage Control

Filed by John M. Becker | March 29, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

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


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Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays Are Sinful, Like Murderers

Filed by John M. Becker | March 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

"[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


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DC Catholic Archdiocese Fights to Kill LGBT Rights Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

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


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Federal Judge Blocks Medical Leave for Same-Sex Couples

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

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


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Disciples of Christ Will Cancel IN Convention Over Law

Filed by John M. Becker | March 26, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

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