John M. Becker
At a Glance:John M. Becker has been a Project Contributor since December 2010, has written 2124 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
"My dear Governor Scott, I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state."Read More
Spitting on Matthew Shepard's grave in order to take petty political swipes and drive up traffic to your website? That's disgusting.Read More
"We have not yet reached the depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah, but that appears to be where we are headed... Everything we have known and valued is being swept away."Read More
Phillip and Sandra Unruh, the Kansas couple who thinks allowing same-sex couples to marry amounts to a literal theft of their own marriage, filed their federal court amicus brief yesterday.Read More
Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially confirmed what had long been an open secret: he's gay. Read More