Whether you are a teen, parent or ally, there are many resources to support LGBT community members. Here are 10 sites to get you started.
The Advocate offers a broad range of news, entertainment and pop culture content. From listicles to longform stories, the site is well-rounded and delivers on its promise of “serious cool.”
1. The Advocate
This site for the LGBT community features news, entertainment, and more. It also offers links to LGB-related websites and organizations.
The Advocate, written by Leslie Magahey, tackles a wide range of issues in a way that’s both informative and entertaining. It raises serious questions about the nature of justice, and presents a case against bigotry and intolerance.
Queerty is an online news site and magazine that covers gay-oriented lifestyle and news. The website has more than a million visitors each month.
It also hosts The Queerties award show, which honors LGBTQ media and entertainment creators, tastemakers, and storytellers. The ceremony is a fun and accessible way to recognize the LGBTQ community’s brightest stars and innovators.
BuzzFeed is a colorful, sensational, yet controversial news and entertainment site. Its blend of humorous lists, celebrity gossip, picture stories and breaking news has captured a booming demand for content to share with friends.
It’s also known for in-depth reporting on US politics and economics. Despite this, it has received criticism for publishing leaked documents such as the Steele Dossier that accused President Trump of communicating with Russians during the campaign.
PinkNews is a UK-based news site that closely follows political progress on LGBT rights worldwide and carries interviews with cultural figures and politicians.
The site has been around since 2005 and claims it is read by more people than any other LGBT-related media in the UK or US.
The site is trying to diversify its revenue streams, and its web traffic is up. However, it has seen a decline in advertising due to the coronavirus crisis.
Outsports is a sports news site that covers the LGBT community through a rainbow lens. The site focuses on breaking news, commentary, feature articles, member profiles and photo galleries.
It also has a section called Coming Out Stories, which features essays by athletes about their personal coming out journeys. They include skeleton athlete Andrew Blaser, who reveals that being out has been a major weight lifted off his shoulders.
6. Washington Blade
Washington Blade, the nation’s oldest and most acclaimed LGBTQ newspaper, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Since its launch in 1969, it has served as a news source for the community and has become the only LGBTQ publication with White House press corps credentials.
In 2010, when the Blade went bankrupt, staffers worked quickly to preserve it. They bought the name, archival materials and other assets for just $15,000.
Founded in 2003 by gay gypsy bartender and web wizard Andy Towle, Towleroad boasts 3.5 million visitors per month and has a reputation as a reputable source of all things gay. The site focuses on media, technology, politics and the LGBT community, with a healthy dose of gay sex news and hotties to boot. The website also has a slew of edgy news and entertainment columns.
8. Bay Area Reporter
Founded in 1971, the Bay Area Reporter is one of the largest circulation LGBT newspapers by circulation in the US and the country’s oldest continuously published newspaper of its kind.
This year, BAR celebrates a half century of queer history with a series of special articles and events. In addition, the paper will feature a special exhibit highlighting stories curated by long-time photographer Rick Gerharter called Stories of Our Movement: The Bay Area Reporter at 50.
Queerty is the world’s most popular gay news site, with over a million monthly visitors. It covers all the important things for the LGBTQ community from politics, to celebrity, to sports, and more.
It has a serious side to its reporting, but it’s also fun and entertaining. Its grid-like layout and callouts on shares and comments make it easy to skim and find the next delectable nugget of content.
BuzzFeed is an online media company that provides content to a wide audience. The company’s content focuses on viral material, including videos, lists, quizzes, and movies.
BuzzFeed also has a news division. This was established in 2018. It is a separate website that is focused on reporting news and information.