By John M. Becker

John M. Becker

John M. Becker is the Managing Editor for the LGBT blog The Bilerico Project, and former Director of Communications and Development for Truth Wins Out (TWO), a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism.

Becker was instrumental in a number of high-profile TWO actions, including 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; and NBC's Today Show.

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Help pressure the feds to protect your family from meningitis

| Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Earlier this year, outbreaks of bacterial meningitis cropped up among gay and bisexual men in New York and Los Angeles. Fear gripped gay communities in cities across the country as many men wondered, according to the New York Times, “whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again.” There was ample reason to worry: bacterial meningitis – the swelling of the lining around the brain and the spinal cord – is a lethal disease. The symptoms come on fast but appear very ordinary; in fact, they so closely resemble the flu that many victims don’t bother to see a doctor. This can have deadly consequences...

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Minnesota college student wants everyone to know she really hates gays

| Saturday, October 20, 2012
Rebecca Julius
LGBT student groups and gay-straight alliances in high schools and colleges across the country often sell T-shirts for National Coming Out Day to raise funds and spread awareness about the LGBT community, but one student at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN., decided to use that day to spread a bigoted, hateful message...

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Canadian ‘gay cure’ doctor to stand trial for sexually assaulting patients

By John M. Becker| Truth Wins Out | Friday, October 12, 2012
Aubrey Levin
Aubrey Levin, a Canadian psychiatrist and longtime proponent of so-called “ex-gay” therapy, will face charges in Calgary next week that he sexually assaulted male patients. A jury ruled Tuesday that he was fit to stand trial, despite Levin’s claims that he suffers from the early stages of dementia.

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Thoughts on Anderson Cooper and the ‘private lives’ of LGBT people

| Thursday, July 5, 2012
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper’s decision to come out sets a great example for LGBT youth and brings hope to those who still suffer with internalized homophobia, bullying, or ostracism. And high-profile, successful LGBTs like Anderson Cooper undermine one of the most malicious lies made by the anti-gay movement: that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people are broken, unhappy, and empty simply because of who they are and who they love.

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