John M. Becker
At a Glance:John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 51 entries and currently lives in Washington DC.
John Becker is 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, 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; Fox's Alan Colmes Show; MSNBC's Ed Schultz Show and Live with Al Sharpton, and the Associated Press Television Network. He and his work have also been mentioned in notable newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
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 his beloved husband Michael.
John M. Becker: Recently Filed
After frustrating delays, it looks like marriage equality legislation may be able to finally move forward in Illinois and the U.K.Read More
Despite the tremendous progress that's been made on LGBT equality, we still face harassment, intimidation, violence, and even death just for being who we are -- not just in far-flung corners of the globe, but in our own backyard.Read More
"Liberalism and their ideas have done more to kill black folks whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did, now that's a fact." -- Pastor E.W. Jackson, the...Read More
Hearing fellow members of the LGBT community stick up for bigoted business owners and provide excuses for our oppressors -- even those who break the law -- absolutely sickens me, and it should sicken you too.Read More
Anna Pierre, the failed Florida mayoral candidate who said her campaign was endorsed by Jesus Christ -- but couldn't muster even 1% of the vote in the actual election -- isn't taking her shellacking lying down.Read More