The Top 10 LGBT Blog ranking was last updated 22/06/2016.
Widely acknowledged as the home of Britain’s leading gay libertarian communist absurdist thinker, Richard Smith’s blog Fagburn, offers a critical look at gay culture and everything related. Discussing everything from hot topics such as #GayMediaSoWhite, over-sexualised images of men in gay magazines, to the Donald Trump inspired #AskTheGays hashtag, nothing is off limits. As well as being highly entertaining, Fagburn also makes for a thought-provoking read.
Last year #LoveWins became the most viral hashtag on Twitter following the same-sex marriage ruling in the US, a landmark moment for gay rights. Originally launched in 2005, Pink Wedding Days has witnessed many significant changes in the fight for marriage equality. For gay couples looking to cement their commitment to each other, Pink Wedding Days is a vital resource. When it comes to the latest news regarding same sex marriage legislation, gay clergyman, to top honeymoon destinations, Pink Wedding Days is the number one resource.
3. The Guyliner
Launched in 2010, The Guyliner came about because the author wanted to document his dating experiences. Since launching the blog the author continues to use his blog as a space to speak candidly about his struggle to find love on the London gay dating scene. In addition to his blogging he also writes for the Gay Times magazine, GQ, and BuzzFeed.
This blog is authored by married couple Sarah and Laura. The couple use their blog as a space to document their outings to places like the infamous cereal killer café in Bricklane, having cocktails at the Island Bar in Birmingham to celebrating their first wedding anniversary at a glamourous Russian restaurant.
Pink Therapy is the UK’s largest independent therapy organisation to specialise in working with gender and sexual diversity clients. In line with the therapy service, the blog is a platform for gay audiences to participate in more thought-provoking discussions about the emotional and psychological challenges faced by the LGBT community. Covering everything from homophobia, transphobia as well as the stigma faced by those who are bisexual and have mental health issues, Pink Therapy Blog offers much food for thought.
Indefinite Adventure is a blog authored by the globetrotting couple Sam and Zab. It was in 2013 that Sam and Zab decided to pack their bags and head to Buenos Aires on a one-way ticket. Out of that experience Indefinite Adventure was born. Their lively blog gives advice to other potential long term travellers such as the best places to visit in Taiwan and the coolest vegan restaurants in Bangkok.
Canadian turned Londoner, M P Wilson started blogging in 2008 to document his new life in the capital. Wilson’s blog is now an eclectic mix of news articles and discussions on topics such as gay rights. He also uses the blog as a journal to share more personal aspects from his own life like developing a more positive body image and not conforming to gay stereotypes.
Yet Another T-Girl Blog is authored by trans woman Lynn Jones, who uses her blog to talk about her life as a trans person. Lynn’s blog covers everything from trans rights, fashion tips, relationships, and the representation of trans people in popular culture.
9. Trade Blog
With the aim of creating more awareness, this blog focuses on issues such as sexual health, HIV, and ‘coming out.’ The blog also acts as a space in which the LGBT community can find out about different events created to explore the emotional wellbeing of the LGBT community.
THE LONDON UNICORN is authored by Effi Mai, a freelance writer and PR girl who is currently based in London. Despite being relatively new to the blogging scene, Effi hasn’t wasted any time. She regularly supplies her readers with frequent blog posts, talking about everything from lesbian disco nights, the frustrations of travelling on the tube, to her plans for this week’s gay pride celebrations.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these LGBT blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.