Writer and activist
Bono worked as a writer at large for The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian magazine.
Bono became a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, promoting National Coming Out Day, campaigning for the reelection of Bill Clinton for US President and campaigning against the Defense of Marriage Act.
Bono served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Bono has written two books.
Family Outing : A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families tells the story of his own coming out, and also the stories of other gay and lesbian people.
The End of Innocence is a memoir which discusses his outing, music career, and partner Joan's death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.