Nominations for the Lezzy Awards

The Lesbian Lifestyle, a collaborative blog that I (let’s be honest, rarely) contribute to, holds a yearly contest awarding lesbian blogs. The past few years, they’ve had one singular award, the Lesbian Blog of the Year, but this year it is expanded to The Lezzys and includes multiple categories.

Nominations for the Lezzys ends tonight, Monday February 9th, and 11pm EDT. Top three in each category will then go on to be finalists, and voting for that begins on Wednesday, February 11th.

Did you catch that today is your last day to vote? Here’s some of my favorites in each of the categories.

Best Lesbian Culture/Entertainment Blog
Blogs that focus on lesbian culture and the entertainment world

Dorothy Surrenders – I mean, is there any other choice, really?
After Ellen & Our Chart – both kind of large pop-culture blogs, but I don’t know about a lot of little ones.

Best Lesbian Humor Blog
Blogs that take a humorous spin on lesbian life

The LOL Word
Grace the Spot

Best Lesbian Parenting/Wedding Blog
Blogs about lesbian parenting or lesbian weddings or engagements

Lesbian Dad is actually the only one I read. Any other suggestions for me?

Best Lesbian Feminism/Political Blog
Blogs that tackle feminist and political topics

Oh man. I’m completely drawing a blank here. I’m looking over my blogroll and RSS feeds and everything I’m coming up with are political gender blogs, and I know that’s not quite what they mean with this category.

Best Lesbian Personal Blog
Blogs written like a journal about an individuals life experiences

Oh, this is a hard one to narrow down. I listed many of my personal favorites when I asked for that call for contributions to the Feminist Carnival recently, so there’s a good list. Also check out Community for a big ol’ list of many things I read.

Some of my favorites, that I would make sure to seek out:

Just Like Jesse James
Green-Eyed Girl
Don’t Let’s Talk
Jess I Am
Femme FATale

Best Lesbian 50 and over Blog
Blogs written by lesbian women over 50 in all categories

Kate Bornstein’s blog for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws – is actually the only one I read regularly
Got any other recommendations?

Best Gender Bender Blog
Blogs that discuss gender topics and challenge gender as a whole

Let’s not forget that gender challenges & topics are also femme, right, and not just butch, mmkay?

There are many, many, many blogs I love and read daily that fit into this category.

Leo McCool
Packing Vocals 
Femme is my Gender
Essin’ Em
The Femme Show

Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog
Lesbian blogs that talk about sex or publish any form of erotica

Tongue-Tied Blue and her fabulous enjambment
Packing Vocals & her other project, Butch/femme BDSM (which isn’t updated very often)
I really liked the smut of Fatgirl Femme, but she’s not really writing or updating much anymore.

Best Overall Lesbian Blog of the Year
The best of the best in lesbian blogging spanning all genres

I’m going to keep my answer to this one quiet. Plus, I think I’ve voted for a different one each time I voted this past week. There are some great active lesbian blogs out there!

Who’d I miss? Who are you voting for?

Halfway through the nomination process, the top three were announced in each category and, as I’m sure you can guess, Sugarbutch Chronicles is listed in both Best Gender Bender Blog and Best Lesbian Sex/Erotica Blog. If you’d be so kind, please do nominate me in one or either or both of those categories. Thank you!

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

3 thoughts on “Nominations for the Lezzy Awards”

  1. "The Lesbian Lifestyle, a collaborative blog that I (let’s be honest, rarely) contribute to"

    We need to work on that. I know you have some good storied to tell!!!

  2. Grace Chu says:

    hey thanks for the shout. fyi, ourchart folded and now it just redirects to sho.com.

  3. Polly says:

    Go, team Sugarbutch! And thanks for drawing our attention to so many great voices. Needless to say I think yours needs the rotating bright blinking lights around it. Ever the gentleperson, SB.

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