The Billys is a community of hundreds of open-hearted gay, bi and queer men who join together in Gatherings six times a year in extraordinary rural venues throughout Northern California. Each gathering is a work of art, carefully crafted by Billys to take us to places of joy and playfulness, intimacy and openness. We come together to play games, hike, make yummy food, play music, cuddle, meditate, frolic, do yoga, and learn from each other.
The crown jewel of nearly every Billy gathering is something we call Heart Circle – a time to share what’s on our hearts and listen with an open heart. It is the juice that has kept our community going since 1988. Between gatherings, some Billys meet for potlucks and Heart Circles, for hikes or to help each other out, to do fundraising or to attend cultural events together.
Halloween 2017: Into the Darkness
October 25 – 29, 2017
A time to burrow deep into the dark and unknown of who you are. Your shadow selves are the forgotten, shunned, repressed parts of ourselves that we hide away from the light of the world.
Call on the help of new or past Spirit Guides and elders to support and enlighten you to hidden caverns of your unconscious mind and your shadow self during one of our many rituals.
Go deeper and deeper… to the core wounds.
Banish old attachments, stories, beliefs, and old energy from your life.
Emerge through fun, frolic, and fabulousness. Become a whole and healed person. Consider showing us your journey in our talent / no talent show. Put on a dress and show us your moves at our dance party featuring DJ. Sam spinning the gayest disco beats.
Keep an eye out on the Billys Facebook page for announcements about planned daily workshops, rituals, and other events. https://www.facebook.com/BillyFoundation
Erica and Davey are in the house, so you will need to pull out all the stops and show me some fashion, sexiness, and sassiness.
Scholarship Deadline is Wednesday, October 4 at 5pm
Regular Registration Deadline is October 11
Online Registration will close October 18, after which you must contact the Billy Office at 707-545-1044 if you’d like to attend.
Eating, swimming and frolicking in the woods are only half the story. What goes on behind every gathering is a community of people offering their vision and talents to create these magical events. The payoff? Being part of an intentional community and sharing one’s unique skills and open heart. We love new Billys, join us!
The Annual Report is available here