Towleroad Wins 2008 Weblog Award for Best LGBT Blog

Towleroad has been voted the "Best LGBT Blog" in the 2008 Weblog Awards. Voting closed on Tuesday, but the final results were just announced this afternoon.

2008We'd like to thank everyone who put in their votes for us last week. We're thrilled to win the award, but the bigger prize, of course, is that you come back day after day, making us one of the most widely-read blogs out there. We know you have a lot of choices, and we value your participation and will continue to try and make Towleroad better with you.

We'd also like to thank some of our contributors over the past year — Robbie Daw, Kevin Sessums, Josh Helmin & Josh Koll, and Jon Barrett — for their work.

Finally, we'd like to thank the other terrific blogs that Towleroad was in competition with for their support, and their congratulations following the competition.

—Andy Towle and Michael Goff

Those sites, which exemplify the wide range of LGBT voices you can find on the web, are:

Blabbeando, a Latin-flavored blog written by Andrés Duque.

Gay Patriot, for the conservatives out there.

JoeMyGod, last year's winner, and a NYC bud.

Pam's House Blend. She won in 2006 and she's still steamin!

Susie Bright's Journal, written by a bisexual author living in Santa Cruz.

Tammy Bruce, "openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, voted- for-Bush, authentic feminist."

The Bilerico Project, a group blog based in Indiana that this year launched a Florida site.

This Girl Called Automatic Win, a bi blogger. She describes it best!

TransGriot, written by Texan trans woman Monica Roberts.

Also, congrats to Andrew Sullivan and The Daily Dish. He took the overall award in the competition for Best Blog. There are plenty of other great blogs as well. Check them all out here.

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  1. Congrats!

    Posted by: marco | Jan 15, 2009 7:36:42 PM

  2. Congrats! may not be a regular commentator but read on a daily basis. keep up the good work.

    Posted by: miaedu | Jan 15, 2009 7:38:03 PM

  3. Congrats Andy well deserved

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 15, 2009 7:41:04 PM

  4. Congrats from

    Well deserved!!!


    Posted by: Will | Jan 15, 2009 7:46:36 PM

  5. Congratulations! I love Towleroad. Well deserved!

    Posted by: Scott | Jan 15, 2009 7:49:07 PM

  6. Congrats, Andy! Well-deserved, and a testatment to how the site has grown in content and not just readers. And you deserve a special award for the amount of money you inspired readers to donate to the No On H8TE campaign!

    Now if voters would just say NO to that sack of steaming schizophrenic shit Sullivan the world would be an even better place.

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Jan 15, 2009 7:51:05 PM

  7. Congratulations Andy and Michael! Keep up the good work; it's amazing how much of this stuff I don't see anywhere else. It's important, and I appreciate it.

    Posted by: moike | Jan 15, 2009 7:51:37 PM

  8. Congrats, Andy (and Michael)!!! So very well deserved. Thanks for all that you do. I can't start the day without you, which makes the weekends tough.

    Posted by: Eric Wilks | Jan 15, 2009 7:59:17 PM

  9. Congrats as well, and remember that Andrew Sullivan's initials are just one letter shy of ASS!

    Posted by: anon | Jan 15, 2009 8:13:58 PM

  10. OK pay up!.. I voted everyday & you know the "agreement" :-)



    Posted by: TONY | Jan 15, 2009 8:30:53 PM

  11. Congratulations Andy! I must say, over the past year this has become the first blog I check every day. :)

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 15, 2009 8:35:20 PM

  12. A great site. The award is well deserved!!!

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 15, 2009 9:01:45 PM

  13. Congratulations, Andy! It was my pleasure to vote twice/day--once from my home computer, and once from my work machine! You and Michael definitely deserve it. I hope 2009 is even better for you than 2008! This blog rocks!

    Posted by: troschne | Jan 15, 2009 9:04:27 PM

  14. We love you to

    Posted by: Stuart | Jan 15, 2009 9:10:06 PM

  15. Michael, Andy: As a co-nominee, congratulations! Well-deserved. And I appreciate the blog love you have been sending my way as well.

    Posted by: Andrés Duque | Jan 15, 2009 9:55:26 PM

  16. Congrats Andy! Well deserved!

    Posted by: ERB | Jan 15, 2009 10:31:44 PM

  17. "Gay Patriot, for the conservatives out there."

    Gay Patriot isn't conservative, if by conservative you mean a particular political ideaology or philosphy. Instead Gay Patriot is simply the home of partisan zealots who worship at the altar of the GOP. As far as being "patriotic" goes, they would gladly tear down the American flag and piss on it so long as the GOP wins the election.

    I have seen real patriotism, as practiced by American soldiers that I have come into contact with over the years, both gay and straight. What Bruce and Dan shovel out bears no resemblence. You can think of gay patriot as the heirs of Lyndon LaRouche, only gayer.

    Posted by: Gryph | Jan 15, 2009 10:33:09 PM

  18. Figures I'd screw up in the link address...

    Posted by: Andrés Duque | Jan 15, 2009 10:37:26 PM

  19. No big surprise, but Yay! The only blog I read.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 15, 2009 10:45:26 PM

  20. Congrats again, Andy. It's a great blog, and I spend more time on it than I'd care to admit.

    Posted by: Mara | Jan 15, 2009 11:44:51 PM

  21. Congrats Andy & Mr. Goff

    Posted by: Chris Gallagher | Jan 16, 2009 2:05:20 AM

  22. congratulations on a well-deserved win.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 16, 2009 2:38:27 AM

  23. best gay blog and a cameo on Rick and Steve - can it get any better? Well done, great site.

    Posted by: arch | Jan 16, 2009 5:23:59 AM

  24. Congratulations on a well deserved win !
    Keep up the good work.

    Posted by: PM | Jan 16, 2009 5:38:17 AM

  25. Congrats Andy and all your team, this is a MOST well deserved win. I will continue to read and enjoy your blog on a daily basis, just I have done so for some years now. Keep up your awesome work!

    Sydney, Australia

    Posted by: Bodhi | Jan 16, 2009 7:14:44 AM

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