Billy Foundation Logo of dancing menWho are the Billys?

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 four 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.

What are our values?

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 events 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.

Upcoming In-Person Gatherings

Summer Gathering

Saratoga Springs Retreat Center 10243 Saratoga Springs Road, Upper Lake

Billy Beach Blanket Bingo Babylon It has been difficult going since our Billy Community last met for an in-person gathering for Mid-Winter in early 2020.  Although we were aware the […]


Fall Gathering

The Billys return to Saratoga Springs for our Fall Gathering over the Labor Day weekend. Are you interested in helping to create this Gathering? Contact the Gathering Council.

Winter Gathering

The Billys will be at Saratoga Springs for New Years! Are you interested in helping to create this Gathering? Contact the Gathering Council.

Upcoming Online Events

Saturday Heart Circle

Please join us for Heart Circle, where we “sit” gently together, holding space for each other and sharing deeply. Heart Circle is where community is forged, and it is the […]


Sunday Afternoon Delight

Looking for something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon? Join Phat and Alfredo on the virtual porch, every week from 3-5. Hang out with old friends and meet new ones. […]

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 had just moved to Los

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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 community is emerging, with new

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