Bil Browning

Bil Browning

Founder & Publisher

At a Glance:

Bil Browning has been a Project Contributor since September 2004, has written 6688 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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Fall Fun: This Kitty Is Excited About Leaf Pile

Filed by Bil Browning | October 20, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

The leaves have started to fall off the trees and you know what that means... It's time for a video of a cat playing in a big pile of leaves!Read More


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GOP Promises, David's Story, & Killing Jokes [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | October 18, 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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Can Rick Weiland Save the Senate?

Filed by Bil Browning | October 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Weiland may be the candidate everyone wrote off, but ends up saving the Senate from Republican control.Read More


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A Eulogy: Help Keep Betty's Dream of Equality Alive

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Many of you wrote me beautiful notes full of memories of Betty after it was announced that she'd passed on. Would you take one more moment to remember her dream of a more inclusive Christian community and a larger role for allies in the fight for LGBT equality?Read More


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Wedding Bells, the NLGBTQTF, & Mortification [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | October 11, 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