The Lesbian Lifestyle, a collaborative blog that I (let’s be honest, rarely) contribute to, holds a yearly contest awarding lesbian blogs. The past few years, they’ve had one singular award, the Lesbian Blog of the Year, but this year it is expanded to The Lezzys and includes multiple categories.
Nominations for the Lezzys ends tonight, Monday February 9th, and 11pm EDT. Top three in each category will then go on to be finalists, and voting for that begins on Wednesday, February 11th.
Did you catch that today is your last day to vote? Here’s some of my favorites in each of the categories.
Best Lesbian Culture/Entertainment Blog
Blogs that focus on lesbian culture and the entertainment world
Dorothy Surrenders – I mean, is there any other choice, really?
After Ellen & Our Chart – both kind of large pop-culture blogs, but I don’t know about a lot of little ones.
Best Lesbian Humor Blog
Blogs that take a humorous spin on lesbian life
The LOL Word
Grace the Spot
Best Lesbian Parenting/Wedding Blog
Blogs about lesbian parenting or lesbian weddings or engagements
Lesbian Dad is actually the only one I read. Any other suggestions for me?
Best Lesbian Feminism/Political Blog
Blogs that tackle feminist and political topics
Oh man. I’m completely drawing a blank here. I’m looking over my blogroll and RSS feeds and everything I’m coming up with are political gender blogs, and I know that’s not quite what they mean with this category.
Best Lesbian Personal Blog
Blogs written like a journal about an individuals life experiences
Oh, this is a hard one to narrow down. I listed many of my personal favorites when I asked for that call for contributions to the Feminist Carnival recently, so there’s a good list. Also check out Community for a big ol’ list of many things I read.
Some of my favorites, that I would make sure to seek out:
Just Like Jesse James
Don’t Let’s Talk
Jess I Am
Best Lesbian 50 and over Blog
Blogs written by lesbian women over 50 in all categories
Kate Bornstein’s blog for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws – is actually the only one I read regularly
Got any other recommendations?
Best Gender Bender Blog
Blogs that discuss gender topics and challenge gender as a whole
Let’s not forget that gender challenges & topics are also femme, right, and not just butch, mmkay?
There are many, many, many blogs I love and read daily that fit into this category.
Femme is my Gender
The Femme Show
Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog
Lesbian blogs that talk about sex or publish any form of erotica
Tongue-Tied Blue and her fabulous enjambment
Packing Vocals & her other project, Butch/femme BDSM (which isn’t updated very often)
I really liked the smut of Fatgirl Femme, but she’s not really writing or updating much anymore.
Best Overall Lesbian Blog of the Year
The best of the best in lesbian blogging spanning all genres
I’m going to keep my answer to this one quiet. Plus, I think I’ve voted for a different one each time I voted this past week. There are some great active lesbian blogs out there!
Who’d I miss? Who are you voting for?
Halfway through the nomination process, the top three were announced in each category and, as I’m sure you can guess, Sugarbutch Chronicles is listed in both Best Gender Bender Blog and Best Lesbian Sex/Erotica Blog. If you’d be so kind, please do nominate me in one or either or both of those categories. Thank you!