Bil Browning

Bil Browning

Founder & Publisher

At a Glance:

Bil Browning has been a Project Contributor since September 2004, has written 6726 entries and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Bio

Bil Browning is a long-time gay activist and writer. He is the founder and Publisher of The Bilerico Project.

Known for his political and social commentary, Bil does consulting work for political communications and new media projects. He is an established conference speaker and regularly appears on news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, FOX or NPR. He has been featured prominently on the front page of the New York Times and his work is regularly discussed across the country.

Bil has fought for gay rights since coming out in high school in rural Indiana. He followed the Clinton campaign across America with ACT UP in 1992 and has organized many protests and direct actions over the years since. Bil has led several grassroots coalitions including the effort to pass a fully inclusive human rights ordinance in Indianapolis and has served in the leadership of several LGBT organizations.

As half of the original "bilerico," he is thrilled at the response to his dream of a free space where everyone could interact around LGBTQ issues. Little did he know that fifteen years later a word he and a friend invented would stand for equality, dialogue and community. From his personal homepage to a state-level LGBT politics blog and now into an award winning national powerhouse, Bil has guided bilerico.com through its evolution into The Bilerico Project.

He has won the Indiana Stonewall Democrats' Chuck Avery Award (2006), the New York City Anti-Violence Project's Courage Award (2009), the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club's Bob Craig Media Award (2010), the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Online Journalism Award (2011) and was named a Capital Pride Hero in Washington DC (2011).

He and his partner live in Washington DC with their pets. Together they own Bilerico Media LLC, a new media and online activism consulting firm.

Bil is a board member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and an advisory board member of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance.

You can join his fan page on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

Bil Browning: Recently Filed

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Gay Bakers, Leaked Documents, & the Po-Po [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend we round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


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Revealed: The Apology the Salvation Army Won't Release

Filed by Bil Browning | December 19, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

After two internal Salvation Army memos were leaked yesterday that document the group's PR plan to spin away their history of anti-LGBT discrimination, it's time to expose the one thing they won't release: their apology.Read More


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Michele Grandinetti: Our Story

Filed by Bil Browning | December 17, 2014 | 11:30 AM | comments

Italian artist Michele Grandinetti wrote in to tip us to her new song and video - and unlike most independent artists who send us links to their work, this one is really good!Read More


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Your Feel-Good Christmas Video of the Day

Filed by Bil Browning | December 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

British store John Lewis is back with their annual Christmas ad and, as usual, it's spectacular.Read More


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Ex-Ex-Gays, Gassing Furries & Jerking It [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | December 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every weekend we round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More