The Billys is a heart-centered community woven together by shared values and by our shared experience as gay, bi, and queer men. We strive to be present and mindful with ourselves and each other as we gather six times a year in extraordinary rural venues in Northern California, and now in collaboratively created, rich online venues. Each gathering is a work of art, carefully crafted by Billys to take us to places of joy and playfulness, intimacy and openness, creativity and self-expression. We embrace everyone with deep welcome and radical acceptance.

Heart Circle is our central ritual and consensus is our process; they embody our values. Ongoing Heart Circles keep us connected and in community in online space through the current pandemic. We encourage ourselves to be present and mindful by advocating an environment free of drugs and alcohol at our gatherings. We envision the creation of a world based on principles of nonviolence, sustainability, cooperation, service, and the building of deeper wisdom through shared perspective.

Request for Proposal bull horn graphic

Colorado ManREACH

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS Project Description Colorado ManREACH (ManREACH) is accepting proposals for online programs that will engage, educate and entertain gay,

Read More »

Engagement as Antidote

Overcoming Isolation and Loneliness Daniel Mandel, Creative Engagement Coaching July 10, 2019 INTRODUCTION I remember very specifically when I was in my early twenties. I

Read More »

December Billy Talk Podcast

In this episode Daniel Mandel interviews his fellow Billy Gathering Council member Darrell Standring – better known as BearHug! You can contact BearHug at darrell_standring@yahoo.com.

Read More »

New Board Members

Despite the uncertainty in the world today, our Community continues to not only survive, but to thrive and evolve. A new vision of our heart-centered

Read More »

Halloween Gathering is Next Week!

The Love = Strength Billy Halloween Gathering is fast approaching! Please join us in co-creating this gathering, where we will come together in loving community during these challenging times.

Read More »