Bil Browning

Bil Browning

Founder & Publisher

At a Glance:

Bil Browning has been a Project Contributor since September 2004, has written 6780 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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Straight Indiana State Employee Quits Over RFRA Law

Filed by Bil Browning | March 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

Erik Deckers quit his job as a travel writer for the Indiana Office of Tourism Development shortly after Governor Mike Pence signed a bill legalizing discrimination against LGBT people.Read More


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Gay Kiss in Aussie Hair Goop Commercial

Filed by Bil Browning | March 25, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

I love it that gays, lesbians and bisexuals are often featured in commercials now - and they aren't solely aimed at the LGBT market.Read More


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Ass Play: Worst Family Feud Answer Possible

Filed by Bil Browning | March 23, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

This has to be the strangest Family Feud answer possible. You know the contestant is never going to live it down.Read More


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Presbyterians, Aaron Schock, & Naked Male Models [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | March 21, 2015 | 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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Organized Labor Responds to Trans Bathroom Bills

Filed by Bil Browning | March 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

"Creating a false sense of fear of transgender individuals - which seems to be the core purpose of these bills - compounds the daily struggle many transgender and gender non-conforming people encounter every day."Read More