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 & ♥
    for all you do for the Gay community.

    Posted by: 1♥ | Jan 16, 2009 7:26:14 AM

  2. Congratulations, Andy!!! Very well deserved. And as always, Thanks for the site. You keep us informed, and in the know. A Hearty "Thank You", Andy.

    Posted by: Reggie | Jan 16, 2009 7:43:22 AM

  3. Congrats, Andy!!! xoxo

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 16, 2009 8:12:45 AM

  4. 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?

    Posted by: Michael | Jan 16, 2009 8:23:17 AM

  5. Congrats! This is my favorite blog.

    Posted by: Swimmies | Jan 16, 2009 8:27:25 AM

  6. Congrats Andy, well deserved! VERY well deserved! Glad I took the time to vote... thanks for all your very hard work!

    Posted by: CK | Jan 16, 2009 8:44:54 AM

  7. Congrats Andy!

    Posted by: daveynyc | Jan 16, 2009 9:19:57 AM

  8. 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.

    Posted by: Donovan | Jan 16, 2009 9:31:07 AM

  9. Andy:

    Congratulations! An award well deserved.

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

    Thank you.

    Posted by: Jim/Charlotte, NC | Jan 16, 2009 9:54:21 AM

  10. 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!

    Posted by: Ron | Jan 16, 2009 10:43:18 AM

  11. Congratulations, Andy.

    Less politics, more beefcake--and you'll win again next year.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 16, 2009 10:54:47 AM

  12. 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.

    Posted by: Ron Oliver | Jan 16, 2009 11:09:46 AM

  13. Congratulations, good brethren!

    Posted by: Susie Bright | Jan 17, 2009 3:06:46 AM

  14. Congrats Towleroad!

    *clap, clap, clap*

    Posted by: | Jan 19, 2009 8:59:44 PM

  15. Congrats Towleroad!

    *clap, clap, clap*

    Posted by: RiCH | Jan 19, 2009 9:02:32 PM

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