The Top 10 LGBTQ+ ranking was last updated 23/06/2021.
Vuelio uses a proprietary algorithm to create these rankings, based on topic-related content in blogs on its system – you can read more about the process here. Our research team actively seeks out new blogs and bloggers for inclusion, but if you think we’ve missed someone, please get in touch to let us know.
A big congratulations to Kate Everall and her wife Sharon as their blog LesBeMums hits the top spot of our LGBTQ+ ranking this year. Sharing their journey to, and through, motherhood since 2012, Kate and Sharon have been busy during the pandemic, recommending the best LGBTQ documentaries to catch up with and their favourite National Trust walks in Sussex. While Pride has to be celebrated differently this year, the blog also has fantastic suggestions for charities you can support this month and all year round as well as a parent’s guide to supporting LGBTQ+ kids – both worthwhile ways to celebrate.
The Globetrotter Guys – that’s Sion and Ben – also rise up to the top three of this year’s ranking, moving from last year’s sixth place. While travel has been tricky since March 2020, there has still been much to see, share and look forward to – recent good things being shared include the Best Gay Anthems of 2021 to help you fill your LGBTQ Pride Songs Playlist and the 12 biggest Pride parades across the world. The Globetrotter Guys also get into the deeper parts of travelling the world as LGBTQ people, covering 10 reasons why ‘straight Pride’ isn’t a thing and getting out of your comfort zone.
3. Daddy & Dad
Daddy & Dad – also part of our Dad Blog ranking – are in our LGBTQ+ ranking for another year. Sharing all aspects of LGBTQ+ parenthood, from conception/adoption to growing happy families, dads Jamie and Tom tackle the good and tough bits of bringing up children. The importance of representation and inclusion in the media sits alongside content on days out for readers to try with their own families, as well as celebrations of other LGBTQ+ people from across the world bringing up happy and fulfilled children.
We’re still loving Kelly and Zoey of Our Transitional Life, who have been blogging since 2019 when Kelly started to share their experiences after wife Zoey came out as transgender. ‘We created this blog as a way to help others find positive and uplifting stories to hold onto,’ says Kelly, who home-educates her family in Cardiff. Here you can find stories from the family’s own experiences, support if you’re coming out, how to support others, lifestyle and fashion tips as well as lots of LGBTQ+-related content. Join Kelly and Zoey to ‘challenge society’s misconceptions, one day at a time…’.
5. AZ Mag
New to the ranking this year is AZ Mag, which aims to feature the A to Z of QTIBPOC life. Black people and people of colour are often underrepresented within the LGBTQ+ community, so in 2015 the AZ Mag team decided to ‘create a platform that not only allows QTIBPOC to showcase their talents, but also allows us to address the issues that we face in our communities’. Topics covered on the blog include Culture & News, Fashion, the Arts, Music and Events, meaning you’ll can find a little bit of everything, including the problem with celebrity culture, how to support Pride Uganda and thoughts on bicultural identity.
6. Nomadic Boys
Another new arrival into our top ten is Nomadic Boys, which comes from nomadic bloggers Stefan and Sebastien, a French/Greek couple currently living in London. Having been travelling the world for over ten years, they have much to share on what’s out there to discover. During their own adventures around the globe, Stefan and Sebastien experienced what it’s like to travel across places where being gay is illegal or taboo and believe that connecting and supporting the worldwide LGBTQ+ community is more important than boycotting destinations. If you’re planning a trip soon, grab some inspiration here.
Here we have yet another fantastic blog for you to check out (if you haven’t already, that is) – Lynn Jones’ Yet Another Transgender Blog. Lynn has been blogging since 2005, originally to ‘explore things a little, and maybe, to hear from others who are walking a similar patch’ and now writing as ‘someone trying to make the best of things and if folk are interested, I’ll listen to their questions and share what I know’. Recently posted on the blog are thoughts on making Pride more than ‘plastic rainbows and chasing the pink pound’ and even the complexities that come with sharing online.
We also welcome the Black Gay Blog to our ranking this year, which aims to ‘speak to the many issues faced by Black queer men and other LGBT+ communities with thoughtful reflections on issues at home and abroad’. Believing in the power of celebrating the lived experiences of the community to break stigmas and stereotypes, the team write about Society, Science and Technology, People, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Movies, Travel, Religion, Grooming and much more. Check out updates from the team on the impact of globalisation on LGBTQ+ rights, Transgender Rights in Kenya and the diversification of travel for gay people.
9. My Two Mums
Kirsty and Clara are the two mums writing about ‘life, love and adventure’ at My Two Mums – ‘we blog about the many adventures we enjoy with our son, reviews, our views on being same-sex parents and the things we enjoy’. Born out of a desire to document their journey into parenthood as they became mums, the blog continues to grow – read their helpful suggestions for LGBTQ+ digital resources for young people, how everyone must be accountable for anti-racism across every community and things to do to keep children busy when school is over for another day.
10. Gay Wedding Blog
With so many weddings having to be moved and reorganised over the last year, Gay Wedding Blog is here to help couples who are struggling to plan their big day. Another new entry to our LGBTQ+ ranking, this blog from photographer-by-day and blogger-by-night Eva aims to showcase LGBTQ+ weddings that are ‘modern, elegant, original and fun’. For help with the practicalities there’s the Supplier Directory, wedding planning advice from the specialists and examples of real weddings. And particularly useful right now – the section on COVID-19 wedding advice with resources on keeping things safe and fun when tying the knot.
Collaborating with bloggers requires mutual respect and understanding: respect their schedules; take time to read their content to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted. You can see more advice in our blogger spotlights. Profiles of these LGBTQ+ blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.