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 2098 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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Homophobe Attacks Man in Airport for Possibly Being Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | October 24, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

"I punched him square in the f***in' mouth is what I did. Because this is America!"Read More


Same-Sex Adoption Now Legal in Utah

Filed by John M. Becker | October 24, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

The Utah Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex adoption in the Beehive State.Read More


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Gohmert: Gay Massages Make Military Vulnerable to Terrorism

Filed by John M. Becker | October 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Texas Tea Party Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is very worried about gays in the military, because gay massages make the military vulnerable to terrorist attacks.Read More


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U.S. Marine Suspected in Trans Woman's Murder Detained

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

A U.S. Marine may face murder charges in the Philippines in the strangling death of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender woman.Read More


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NC GOP Wants to Create Special Opt-Out Rights for Anti-Gay Officials

Filed by John M. Becker | October 23, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

North Carolina's Senate Majority Leader plans to introduce a bill creating a special right for anti-gay state officials to opt out of performing civil same-sex marriages.Read More