Husband Nico Medina

Queer Places:
Columbia University (Ivy League), 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Billy Merrell (born January 7, 1982) is the author of Talking in the Dark, a poetry memoir published by Scholastic in 2003, and co-editor (with David Levithan) of The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities (Random House, 2006), which received a Lambda Literary Award.

Merrell met his husband, Nico Medina, in 2001, when they were nineteen and studying at the University of Florida. They began dating their sophomore year and moved to New York together in 2004. Billy attended Columbia University's MFA program for Poetry while Nico began a career in children's publishing.

Billy proposed to Nico with a McDonalds breakfast sandwich on April 1, 2007 (not having considered that it was April Fool's Day). After clarifying that the proposal was in earnest and not a prank, Nico said yes. They exchanged vows in the yard of Nico's childhood home in Winter Park, Florida, on October 18, 2008, and two years later had a legal ceremony in Washington, DC.

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