Bil Browning

Bil Browning

Founder & Publisher

At a Glance:

Bil Browning has been a Project Contributor since September 2004, has written 6529 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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New 'Orange Is The New Black' Trailer Released

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

The new Orange Is The New Black trailer is out and it looks like this season will be even more awesome than the last one.Read More


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Won't Someone Please Think About the Hairy Children?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Give us your best caption for this one, folks. Because I'll admit... I'm speechless.Read More


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Game of Thrones: Look Up the Hound's Kilt

Filed by Bil Browning | April 16, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

While he portrays a battle-scarred and burnt killer on the hit HBO series, if you step into the wayback machine, you can check out Rory McCann cheekily hawking a brand of Scottish oatmeal. And I do mean "cheeky."Read More


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Letter to the Editor: Marriage Equality in Iowa

Filed by Bil Browning | April 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iowa for five years now and the Des Moines Register ran a three day series last week looking at the impact of the state Supreme Court's decision. Read More


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Check Out the New Finnish Tom of Finland Stamp

Filed by Bil Browning | April 13, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

American LGBT people may be excited about the upcoming Harvey Milk stamp, but Finnish stamp authorities have just approved a new Tom of Finland set of stamps featuring the iconic gay artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic drawings.Read More