It’s Pride Month in The Valley, and the best way to celebrate this time of year is to hear some voices from the LGBTQ+ community. If you’re interested in looking for some intriguing or powerful insights from people all over, have a look at the LGBTQ+ blogs you need to start following now! Whether it’s a resource for LGBTQ+ parents or a source of news, each one has become a staple in its own right on the Internet. If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, these blogs will speak to you. If you aren’t, these blogs will educate you. Either way, you’ll find them meaningful and useful. These blogs are highlighted on the GLAAD organization website as well, pointing you to voices and content you truly shouldn’t miss out on.
For women of all kinds — trans women, bisexuals, lesbians, and anyone else — who are ready for a strong and intelligent feminist voice, check out Autostraddle. This blog is a community unto itself, with a strong sense of humor and a voice that’s being heard by over a million viewers per month. They bring on the heat with real conversations while still kicking ass and laughing together.
Tackling all the joys and concerns of parenthood for dads all over, Gays With Kids started their mission as a gay couple, Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren. These two wanted resources for gay men with children — and found a knowledge gap. Now, they help gay, bi, and trans fathers navigate the minutiae of having children. Don’t feel alone — if you’re an LGBTQ+ father or father-to-be with questions, this blog is for you!
If you have any idea what it’s like to contend with chronic illness, you might know what Mark S. King has gone through. He’s the voice of My Fabulous Disease, a blog dedicated to sharing thoughts and stories from his life as a gay man who is also HIV positive. His work helps find commonality for those who are living with the same illness, as well as highlighting important ideas like the need for more inclusivity in the LGBTQ+ community.
News from each corner of Western Pennsylvania and beyond has become the product of Sue Kerr’s outlet, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents. Giving real news through various LGBTQ+ media correspondents, this site supports and promotes voices from the entire community. This outlet calls out a lot of actions that don’t get coverage in other media, including a crucial list of missing LGBTQ+ people that needs attention. If you’re looking for coverage that other outlets might not do, you’re in the right place.
A Houston trans woman by the name of Monica Roberts has been pointing to her own experiences as a way to promote acceptance and understanding of the trans community at large — especially for those of color. As a Black woman, Roberts keeps her eye on specific concerns and celebrations of the Black community as well, reminding people that there are still issues that need to be discussed. If you’re looking for a blog to keep you honest and updated, TransGriot is that blog!