Bil Browning

Bil Browning

Founder & Publisher

At a Glance:

Bil Browning has been a Project Contributor since September 2004, has written 6765 entries and currently lives in Washington, DC.


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 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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The Best Part of Last Night's Oscars

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

Hubba hubba. 'Nuff said.Read More


Friendship, Gay Seniors, & the Trans Community [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | February 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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New Chinese New Year Pro-Gay Video Is Amazing

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

The short clip is sweeping the country and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive.Read More

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Gay & Lesbian Seniors Give Advise to Gaybies

Filed by Bil Browning | February 18, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

What if we listened to LGBT seniors instead of disregarding the wisdom they learned the hard way?Read More

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FL Gay Ex-Cop Goes to Prison for Sexual Abuse

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Jonathan Bleiweiss, a former deputy for Broward County, Florida, has been sent to prison for five years after being convicted of coercing male undocumented immigrants into having sex against their will.Read More