The Bilerico Project is the web's largest LGBTQ group blog with dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and genderqueer contributors. Known for intelligent political and cultural commentary, the site's carefully selected contributors have helped to shape the LGBT movement for years - both on and off line.
Some are among the top pundits and leaders in the country; others have made their mark in their state or local communities. Each brings a unique perspective and background to their work, offering analysis and opinion on almost every aspect of LGBTQ politics and culture. Bilerico contributors spark creative and productive conversations among a continuously growing readership; the site's goal is to foster those conversations in order to strengthen us as individuals and as a community.
While Bilerico does plenty of sexy, funny, and short news posts, it's best known for longer political commentaries, essays, and cultural examinations. While short quips and soundbites have risen in popularity as a way of getting news, Bilerico has maintained that LGBTQ culture, politics, and community are worth examining in depth as well.
Some Common Questions
Who Contributes to Bilerico Project?
A full list of Bilerico Project contributors is available online with access to all their posts and contact information.
How Do I Become a Contributor?
Participation as a contributor is exclusively by invitation only although the site accepts applications from candidates with strong writing skills, a proven track record as a voice with internet authority, and a high level of accomplishment in the LGBT community.
How Do I Submit a Guest Post, Press Release, or Blog Tip?
Please use the editorial team contact form to submit a press release or blog tip.
Please e-mail a suggested guest post directly to the editors as a plain text document. (HTML markup is okay.) By making a guest blog submission, you are certifying you own the rights to the material and are authorized to submit it for publication. The editors reserve the right to make necessary changes for punctuation, spelling, grammar, formatting, and search engine optimization. Please include a headshot and brief (two or three sentences) bio to run with the guest post.
What Does "Bilerico" Mean?
As with any good product, there's a story behind the name.
Bilerico.com (before it became The Bilerico Project) was originally founded in 1998 as the personal website of Bil Browning. It had many incarnations until 2004, when it was redesigned into a blog for the first time. In 2005, bilerico.com was reborn and expanded to become a group blog focusing on Hoosier and LGBT politics and quickly became the premier political blog in Indiana.
In 2007, Browning and his partner, Jerame Davis, teamed up with Alex Blaze to re-brand and re-launch the site with a national focus and call it The Bilerico Project. The site exploded in popularity in 2008 and Bilerico has continued to expand each year. The site currently serves millions of visitors each year with thousands of fans on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Bilerico Project was named one of Advocate magazine's top ten blogs of 2007 and the "Top Political Blog" of 2009. The Washington Post called Bilerico a "must read" that is "rebooting the gay rights movement in a decentralized, spontaneous, bottom-up way."
Since Bilerico Project launched in 2007, it has been nominated for the GLAAD Outstanding Independent Blog Award (2010), Nuvo Newsweekly's Best Indiana Owned Blog Award (2010 & 2009), TLA/Gay.com Best Gay Blog Award (2011-2007), Weblog Best LGBT Blog Award (2008 & 2007) and the 2007 Gay Verve Awards for Best Brand New blog and Best Political blog. The site has most recently won the NYC Anti-Violence Project's Courage Award and the LA Stonewall Democrats' Bob Craig Media Award.
"The big-name celebrities may lend their voices to The Huffington Post, but the insightful gays blog for Bilerico."
"Smart...intelligent...well written...wonderfully diverse contributors...."
--Best Gay Blogs
"Bilerico's 'underground flavor' draws gay fans"
"...an impressive array of top-rung contributors..."
--Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God.
"The Project is a real effort to unite our community, granting a place for a wide variety of folks to meet, talk, dialog and learn."
--Gay activist Mike Rogers
"...if you're not reading Bilerico daily, you should be... it's some of the best LGBT-relevant reading you'll do all day!"
"...Bilerico is on the front lines."
--Blogger Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend
"Bilerico doesn't fail"
--Trans activist Helen Boyd
A "must-read" that is "rebooting the gay rights movement in a decentralized, spontaneous, bottom-up way"
--The Washington Post
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