About.com’s Lesbian Life has unveiled its top ten lesbian blogs and yours truly made number 3. I didn’t even know they noticed little ole’ me, but it’s an honor I’ll humbly accept.
About.com’s “Lesbian Life” is written by Kathy Belge and is one of America’s guides to lesbian life. Belge, has been a lesbian activist for more than 20 years and freelance writes for several gay and lesbian publications.
She writes today on her site:
"I admit it. I have a problem with blogs. There are so many good ones out there, I could just spend all day reading other people’s work and not do any of my own. Lesbians blog about the coolest stuff. My list includes blogs by lesbian moms and lesbian dads, comedians and those on the political pulse of the community."
So who else made the list?
1) Pams House Blend
Pam is on the pulse. She’s usually one of the first to post about important issues in the glbt community. Depending on who you talk to she is "vicious anti-Christian lesbian activist" or the best blogger for the LGBT community.
For the lesbian moms out there, and even those of us who aren’t parents, Mombian is a great site with tons of resources: book and toy reviews, travel tips for lesbian moms, health and safety news and even recipes for vegan cake. And Mombian is host to the annual Blogging for LGBT Families Day. Check out Mombian, even if you aren’t a mom.
3) Jasmyne Cannick
Jasmyne Cannick is part of the new generation of blogging activists, who challenges not just the homophobic straight world, but shines a bright light on the racism, sexism and hypocrisy within the gay community. She is part of the community that is challenging among other things, the racism of "blackface" gay performer Shirley Q. Liquor and the gay community’s condemnation of Isaiah Washington.
Rosie O’Donnell may be gone from The View, but you can still keep up with her on her blog. I love Rosie’s blog because it’s a great mix of political rants, her unique poetry and videos of things like baby bird nests.
5) The Other Mother
The Other Mother is more of a tradition "mom" blog than Mombian. You’ll find kid photos, stories of trips to visit relatives and vacations and handy tidbits for queer parents.
6) Good As You: G.A.Y.
A great blog. Fun to read. Takes pokes at politics, celebrities and the media. Gay and lesbian centric. From Jeremy Hooper, site editor, "Our tone is light, but our message is firm: We will not sit back and be led to a society that favors discrimination over diversity."
7) Queer Cents
Who thought I would be addicted to a blog about finance? But I love this blog. Queer Cents offers great tips for getting out of debt, investing, retirement and dealing with money in relationships. But my favorite thing about the blog is its "10 Money Questions", where they ask celebrities different questions about how money has impacted their lives. Brilliant.
8) Kate Clinton Communikate
If you’ve ever seen comedian Kate Clinton you know a few things about her. She’s brilliant, she loves words and she stays on top of politics. If you like Kate Clinton’s stand up act, you’ll love her blog. If you’ve never heard of this pioneer of feminist humor, check her out. You’ll laugh and become educated all at the same time.
9) Best Lesbian Week Ever
If there’s a lesbian or bisexual in Hollywood, AfterEllen.com is all over them. If there’s a lesbian kiss on TV or a new movie with a bisexual character, AfterEllen.com will give you the scoop.
10) Lesbian Dad
Lesbian Dad was voted best new blog by the 2006 Weblog Awards. Like the Other Mother, Lesbian Dad is written by a non-biological lesbian mom, but Lesbian Dad focuses on those lesbian moms who "traditionally female titles (i.e., “mother”) don’t quite fit."