John M. Becker
At a Glance:John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 2091 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.
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
No, seriously, this is an argument made in a legal motion by a straight couple seeking to intervene in the ACLU's federal marriage equality case in Kansas.Read More
"I don't know who I'm going to offend by leaving them out, but I need to say that I think gay men are superior beings in my mind."Read More
Fearless trans rights advocate and Bilerico family member Monica Roberts needs our help. Let's circle the wagons.Read More
"They are trying to force people who are Christians to marry them or else face jail, to make cakes honoring them or else go to jail and give their sermons over and divulge their innermost thoughts or go to jail..."Read More
Tell us how you're #MakingYourMark on LGBT history before October 31 and you'll be entered into a drawing for an AT&T gift basket, including an iPad Mini!Read More