The Lezzys: Past Winners
The 2009 Lezzy Award Winners
Dorothy Surrenders: This is Dorothy Surrenders 4th Lezzy Award! The blog has stood the test of time in the lesbian blogging community and once again has claimed the Entertainment/Culture Lezzy Award. The blog is part entertainment, part guilty pleasure, with a dash of visual indulgence. Dare I say that her blog is the lesbian version of Perez Hilton without the ridiculous drawings on the photos and better copy. This blog, along with all the others winners is a must on every lesbian blog roll.
Grace The Spot: For the second year in a row Grace The Spot has taken home the Humor Lezzy Award! Grace the Spot is an entertainment, lifestyle, pop culture and current events blog founded by a couple of lesbians in New York City when they were a couple. Although they are no longer a couple, the blog lives on. The blog has a great redesign and must be doing something right because the ladies love it. Visit Grace The Spot to laugh when you’re down or simple just because.
Up Popped A Fox: Nominated last year this is Up Popped A Fox’s first Lezzy Award for the Parenting category. So, what the heck does “Up Popped A Fox” mean anyway? Well, “Up Popped A Fox” is actually an interjection used to express surprise. It never made it into that catchy interjection song on School House Rock but I assure you that it is, in fact, an interjection. I write about the unexpected things in life that make me think…or laugh…or both. A great example of family, Up Popped A Fox is a wonderful retreat for a great and informative read.
My Big Fat Gay Wedding: Wedding planning with a homo twist! Alison and Irene are getting married in NYC on October 10, 2010. Until then, we’ll be sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of planning our big fat gay wedding. Alison and Irene met in 2003 on Craigslist. Alison posted an ad, and Irene answered it. They had their first date at the Cubbyhole and 6 months later they moved in together. Congratulations ladies and keep us posted on the wedding!
Feministing.com: Another Lezzy first Feministing.com has walked away with the best Lesbian Feminist/Political Blog. Young women are rarely given the opportunity to speak on their own behalf on issues that affect their lives and futures. Feministing provides a platform for us to comment, analyze, influence and connect. Feministing is an online community for feminists and their allies. The community aspect of Feministing – our community blog, rating system, and related social networking sites (our Facebook group, YouTube page, and Meetup Alliance) – exist to better connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism. We hope that the Feministing community will provide a forum for a variety of feminist voices and organizations.
Peaches & Coconuts: This is the second year Peaches & Coconuts has been nominated for a Lezzy Award and this is the year the blog is taking one home! Female, male, butch, femme, gay, straight, trans, queer (et al) – I reckon we’re all a bunch of fruits and nuts no matter where we live or how we live or which bits are attached. This blog will make you laugh and beware of it’s addictive qualities. It’s a must read for all! Thanks for sharing your stories!
Out later in life
Making Space: Per the blogs About Section Making Space is about “Musings on making a life by making space. Life, love, laughter, and decluttering!” Who can’t use a little of all that. This is one of the new nominees for 2009 and we are happy to see more women writing about their experiences. Her following must be loyal because she got a ton of votes. Be sure to make some space on your feed reader for Making Space.
Sugarbutch Chronicles: This is Sugarbutch’s 3rd Lezzy Award! Sinclair has a way with the ladies and the devout following to prove it. She is a chivalrous kinky queer butch top, feminist, gender theorist, sex educator, activist, and writer in New York City. Sugarbutch Chronicles is a personal writing exploration of sex, gender, and relationships, and attempts to celebrate queer theory, sexuality, gender, culture, and identity in ways that are expansive rather than restrictive, liberating rather than limiting.
NEW Lesbian Blog
Autostraddle: The new and wonderfully improved Autostradle has made it’s name on the lesbian blogging scene. The site is packed full of everything a lesbian could want. Autostraddle is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressive international online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies. Our articles, videos, interviews, roundtables, event coverage and photoblogs investigate feminist & GBLTQ issues and cover topics including television, DIY culture, music, literature, sex, college life, style, travel, technology, film, business and cyberculture.
The Lesbian Lounge: Straight out of the FLA, but far from straight Denise and Donna will have your drink of choice spilling out of your nose within minutes. The Lesbian Lounge podcast is packed full of special guests, celebrity interview, with an equal opportunity towards perversion. The show is broadcast live every Wednesday from 9-11 pm EDT. Join the chat room during the show and get to know these ladies. They will be a staple on your ipod before you know it!
AfterEllen.com: A staple in the lesbian community AfterEllen.com is the place to be when it comes to lesbian blogging. It’s win in the Lifetime Achievement category is no surprise. AfterEllen is a one stop shop for community, news, and entertainment.
The 2008 Lezzy Award Winners
Best Lesbian Entertainment/Culture Blog: Dorothy Surrenders – A gay gal’s guide to pop culture. Why let the boys have all the fun?
Best Lesbian Humor Blog: Grace the Spot- Grace the Spot is an entertainment, lifestyle, pop culture and current events blog founded by a couple of lesbians in New York City when they were a couple. Although they are no longer a couple, the blog lives on.
Best Lesbian Parenting/Wedding Blog: Lesbian Dad- LesbianDad is a personal essay/photography blog about parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with especial attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up. I expect that my own family experiences reflect those of many others; if they don’t, I hope they expand your understanding of family, LGBT or otherwise.
Best Lesbian Feminism/Political Blog: Pam’s House Blend- An online magazine in the reality-based community.
Best Lesbian Personal Blog: This Girl Called Automatic Win- A stunning 27 year old Warlem almost-hipster navigates the rocky roads of her smokin’ hot life. This includes post-post college ennui, the tipping balance between emotional withdrawal and frightening investment, the C train, nine-dollar bottles of “drinkable” Pinot Grigio and the gaping holes in her Chuck Taylors. She’d like to lie more often than she does, because honesty is a real bitch.
Best Lesbian 50 and Over Blog: just eat your cupcake- There are random moments-tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniems, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children’s rooms-when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion; arbitrary moments of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead….Elizabeth Berg.
Best Lesbian Gender Bender Blog: Sugarbutch Chronicles- I’m Sinclair Sexsmith, a chivalrous kinky queer butch top, and feminist sex educator, activist, and writer in New York City.
Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog: Sugarbutch Chronicles- A personal writing exploration of sex, gender, and relationships, and attempts to celebrate queer theory, sexuality, gender, culture, and identity in ways that are expansive rather than restrictive, liberating rather than limiting.
Lesbian Overall Blog of the Year: Dorothy Surrenders- Part Dorothy Gale. Part Dorothy Parker. All friend of Dorothy.
2007 Lesbian Blog of the Year Award: Dorothy Surrenders
Author: Dorothy Snarker
About: A gal’s guide to pop culture. Why let the boys have all the fun?
2006 Lesbian Blog of the Year Award: Ham & Cheese on Wry
Author: Curly Mcdimple
About: I’m a big ol’ lesbo living in beautiful downtown Brooklyn. I enjoy a pint well-pulled and a hearty giggle or two. I’ve also got a rockin’ head of hair andlegs longer than most. For reasons beyond my comprehension, strangers on the subway seem to really enjoy my feet.