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LGBT civil rights advocate
John Becker is an LGBT activist, writer, and blogger. 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.