The Top 10 LGBT+ ranking was last updated 05/07/2017.
Created by wives Kate and Sharon, LesBeMums was launched to follow the couple’s journey through parenthood. With an archive dating back to 2012, posts cover everything from trying to find a donor, to the arrival of their baby ‘T’ in April 2015. As the main contributor of the blog, Kate uses a personal and honest approach while updating readers on family adventures and occasionally addressing cultural issues – giving insight into raising a toddler as a same-sex family.
Pink Wedding Days was created in 2005 as a place to speak about civil partnerships and gay wedding rights. Since the conception of the blog, Pink Wedding Days has been witness to many significant changes in the fight for marriage equality across the world, and offers readers a directory for venues and services to help couples plan their big day. Featuring worldwide news from the LGBT community, new research projects and results, wedding planning advice, and changes in rights for same-sex couples, Pink Wedding Days is a comprehensive resource.
Authored by Lynn Jones, a married trans woman with two children, Yet Another T-Girl Blog was created for Lynn to connect with people like her, and discuss life as a trans person. Covering everything from trans rights, fashion tips, family life, and the happenings and talks at the trans support group, Nottingham Chameleons, Yet Another T-Girl Blog provides an open place for discussion and awareness.
Ramblings of a Supposed Disease Free Mind was founded by Canadian turned Londoner Martin Wilson in 2008 to update his family and document his life after moving. Now writing about a ‘bit of everything’, including a mix of opinion pieces on news articles, dating stories, and discussions on the changing face of gay rights, Wilson continues to use the blog as a journal to document his personal life.
5. THE GUYLINER
Created by freelance writer and editor Justin Myers in 2010, THE GUYLINER was launched to document Justin’s dating experiences and to speak openly about his struggle to find love on the London gay dating scene. Originally penned as an anonymous blog and taking a candid approach, The GUYLINER gives readers hilarious insight into dates that have gone wrong and brief encounters, even scoring his dates out of ten.
Sarah + Laura documents the life of a married UK and American couple. The couple use their blog as a space to record their outings to places both near and far, like the Grand Canyon and the infamous cereal killer café in Brick Lane, as well as sharing truths about their relationship. Sharing their love of travel, food, and adventure, Sarah + Laura employs all the ingredients of a lifestyle blog and allows readers to follow them on their journeys.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Sarah + Laura.
7. Trade Blog
Brought to you by the sexual health charity Trade, the Trade Blog has the aim to create more awareness of sexual health in the LGBT community. Focusing on developments in sexual health, HIV and health and wellbeing services, the blog updates the LGBT community with partnerships, initiatives and campaigns.
Ben Walters, a writer, producer, programmer and critic is the author behind NOTTELEVISION, a blog focusing on queer culture. With an extensive career, that involved the cabaret scene, Ben writes about a variety of different things that affect the LGBTQ+ community. Using his experience as a writer and activist, NOTTELEVISION features the debate on the need for queer space in London, events, popular culture and exhibitions, and news from the world of cabaret.
After leaving home around 10 years ago, Anna started travelling and exploring the world. With the aim to show the different perspectives of adventure, Anna can be found in a luxury hotel on one day and on another, be seen hanging from aerial silks in the woods. Having lived in LA, London, Amsterdam and Cape Town (to name a few), Anna is still exploring the world (and has even completed an MA degree along the way). As a seasoned traveller and expat, Anna uses her experience to show others how they can improve their life through adventure.
Homotopia is an annual international LGBT festival in Liverpool, which features new commissions across theatre, cabaret, film, heritage, and other cultural arts. The blog provides past highlights and videos from the festival as well as announcements for upcoming events.
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.