The Top 10 LGBT+ ranking was last updated 04/07/2018.
1. The Guyliner
Taking top place in our ranking is The Guyliner. Created by Justin Myers back in June 2010 as a way to document his dating life – lining up the guys and dating them (hence the name!) – it has now grown into so much more. With a weekly column in GQ and a regular feature in The Guardian, Justin uses his personal experiences to offer advice to others. From Dating 101, including the 25 men you should never date in 2018, to bigger issues facing the LGBT community, The Guyliner handles every topic with his unique style and sense of humour.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Justin Myers, creator of The Guyliner.
Kate Everall and wife Sharon started LesBeMums back in 2012 as they started their journey to become parents. After two years of trying they welcomed baby ‘T’ into the world and continued to tell their story as a same-sex family. Reviewing local days out around East Sussex and sharing the trials and tribulations of raising a toddler as well as handling bigger topics such as speaking about loss with a child, LesBeMums also blog openly about the judgement they face being a two-mum family.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Kate and Sharon, founders of LesBeMums.
Pink Wedding Days was created by Susan James back in 2005 to help same-sex couples plan their special day, providing a directory of venues and suppliers across the UK. Dedicated to blogging about developments in LGBT+ rights across the world, Pink Wedding Days posts regular updates on the move towards marriage equality. This is an invaluable resource for any gay or lesbian couples planning their marriage or civil partnership, recommending the best LGBT-friendly venues and vendors across the country.
A brand-new entry into our rankings is Queer Little Family, created by Bread Skalka who wanted to share an honest approach to parenting while posting about a host of other topics from LGBT+ issues to mental health. Bread and her wife, Bethend, blog about their journey as a same-sex family and being parents, answering the frequently asked questions of LGBTQ parents and telling the dramatic story that was Snappy’s entrance into the world. Whether you’re a parent, single, gay or straight, Queer Little Family has plenty of posts from the top LGBT+ YouTube channels to Queer Lexicon 101.
5. Daddy & Dad
Another new entry at number five is Daddy & Dad, which began as a way for Jamie Beaglehole and his partner Tom to share their story of adopting their two sons, Lyall and Richard. Daddy & Dad gives advice and support to other LGBT adopters about the process and what happens when the kids are placed with their adoptive parents. Far from sugar-coating their lives as parents, Jamie and Tom share what it’s like to be same-sex parents to two boys, from haircuts to holidays – Daddy & Dad covers it all.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Jamie Beaglehole, one half of Daddy & Dad.
Returning to our rankings again is Sarah + Laura, written by happily married lesbian couple, Sarah and Laura Smith, who post about their loves: each other, food, travelling and their cockapoo. With a baby on the way, Sarah + Laura has documented their journey every step of the way, from bringing their trans-Atlantic relationship together and getting married to starting a family together. Sarah + Laura is a great place to find advice and real-life stories of a happy LGBT marriage, plus there’s plenty of tips on the best places to visit as a same-sex couple.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Sarah + Laura.
7. My Two Mums
New to our rankings is My Two Mums, created by Kirsty and Clara Taylor-Gallop to share the adventures they have with their son ‘Monkey’. Posting about a wide range of topics, from weight loss to the challenges they face as a same-sex family and handling the difficult questions children ask. My Two Mums has a section dedicated to LGBT issues, posting about the highs and the lows, including the day they got married to their top picks for LGBT movies.
Founded by Lynn Jones as a way to connect with people like her, Yet Another T-Girl Blog gives advice and support to trans people from all walks of life. Married with two children, Lynn posts about her family life, mental health and the incredible support group the Nottingham Chameleons. Yet Another T-Girl Blog provides a safe space for honest and open discussion of what life is like to be trans and how no two stories are the same.
Another new addition to our rankings is The Girl Who Should Know Better, written by Lucie Hailey, a demigirl from Wiltshire, who shares her thoughts and musings on trans life in bite-sized chunks. No topic is off limits with Lucie as she shares glimpses of her personal life with the reader and her thoughts on the latest trans stories in the news.
10. Girl Meets Girl
Entering our rankings for the first time, Girl Meets Girl is an anonymous blog about the highs and lows of girl-on-girl dating. After leaving her relationship of six years and coming out, the author started Girl Meets Girl to answer the questions her friends had and to share her quest for lesbian love. Alongside humorous posts about how not to write a dating profile, Girl Meets Girl tackles bigger issues in the LGBT community.
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.