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.


  1. Leland Frances says

    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.

  2. moike says

    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.

  3. Eric Wilks says

    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.

  4. troschne says

    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!

  5. says

    “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.

  6. Michael says

    As a daily reader: thanks so much, Andy, for all that you do. The fact that your blog has received this award is a testament to your hard work. Congratulations!

    P.S. “the heirs of Lyndon LaRouche, only gayer” — um, what can one say?

  7. Donovan says

    I’d feel this were more deserved if this blog hadn’t been so biased politically (both in the primaries, and in the national election) the past year. I do appreciate Towleroad, but that was pretty irritating, and I hope female leaders aren’t ignored and bashed as consistently on this blog as much in the coming year.

  8. Jim/Charlotte, NC says


    Congratulations! An award well deserved.

    I read your blog each day with voracity and at times with mirth and certain reports,consternation.

    Thank you.

  9. Ron says

    I read Towleroad multiple times a day- my reliable news and cultural souce of the issues Im interested in. BIG congratulations for all the good work you do! Thank you!

  10. says

    congrats Andy on a great blog and a great award! Well deserved. And to list your “competition” here with links to their sites was a very classy thing to do — bravo, sir, and keep up the terrific work.

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