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

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.

Spring Gathering 2022

Spring Gathering at Saratoga Springs Retreat Center in Lake County, Ca. Would you like to add your vision to co-creating this event?

Upcoming Online Events

Billy Halloween Weekend

Stay connected!   This is not a "Gathering", however many members of our community are able to host individual Zoom events and activities over the Halloween weekend for us to stay […]


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

for Billys and Billykin of all Genders   Please join us on the virtual porch for our regular Sunday Afternoon Delight to see where the Mystery takes our conversation. Drop in […]

The Billys Trans flag

Billy Values and Trans Inclusion

We (Dewey and Eric) would like to share some thoughts about making our Gatherings safer and more welcoming for our trans brothers. We’re talking now primarily to Billys who, like us, are not transgender. We certainly are not experts on the trans experience—we’re just two Billys who believe strongly that inclusion makes the Billys a stronger, better community.

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