Bil Browning is a long-time gay activist and writer. He is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Bilerico Project, one of the nation’s top LGBT blogs. Bil is also a contributor to the Huffington Post, the web’s most trafficked blog.
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 television and radio news stations like CNN, FOX or NPR.
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 grassroots coalitions including the effort to pass an 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 and his partner Jerame Davis live in Washington, DC with their four dogs and two cats. Together they own Bilerico Media LLC, a new media and online activism consulting firm.
He has won the Indiana Stonewall Democrats’ Chuck Avery Award, the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s Courage Award, the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club’s Bob Craig Media Award and numerous animal rights honors.