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.

heart to heart
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.

 Upcoming Gathering


May Day Gathering

After a long, dark, and wet winter, don’t you just want to stretch your arms and legs and get your body moving again?  Don’t you want to breathe in the fresh air, take a long walk in the warm sun, and scrunch your toes into the new, soft grass?  Don’t you want to have a look around and take it all in and get your heart pounding and throbbing again?  Then join us, and do all these things, from April 26th through April 30th at Saratoga Springs for THROB!: Billy May Day Gathering 2017!  Billys and Billy Kin welcome!



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!

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