Billy Gubrud

Created on May 12, 2020. Updated May 21, 2020.


Billy has been working in LGBT media in Chicago for over 20 years. In 2000, Billy secured an advertising contract with the Chicago Cubs, making them the first professional sports team to advertise in an LGBT publication, and solidifying the team as a staple in the Chicago LGBT community. The following year, he founded and organized the first-ever recognized Gay Day sporting event in the world, Out at the Ballgame (now branded Out at Wrigley, and still organized by Billy and MTM). Out at Wrigley is now entering its 20th year!