Welcome!

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

Come Together! Come Together in Celebration, in Compassion, in Community, and in Creativity. Come Together in Celebration with your Billy Brothers and Kin for The Billy Winter Gathering at Saratoga […]

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

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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

“From Drag Queen to Rabbi (and Everywhere in Between)" A Conversation with Irwin Keller; Rabbi, Teacher, Writer, Musician, Activist, and Hope-Monger, Facilitated by John Torres Join us for a far-reaching conversation about queerness, […]

Recurring

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 […]

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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