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13 comments | Wednesday, April 01, 2009

There is no denying the massive influence of blogs in today's culture, either you've created your own or there's numerous sites bookmarked on your computer that you check daily. People are no longer dependent on traditional news outlets to receive information. And if you're apart of the LGBT community, so often the issues that impact your life are not considered newsworthy by the mainstream media or are written in an exploitive manner. It can be even worse if you happen to be a gay person of color, you're liable to be rendered invisible altogether.

Yet there's a growing number of black LGBT bloggers who are stepping up to the plate and using their virtual platform to integrate the gay blogosphere largely dominated by white gay men. Bloggers like myself, Rod McCollum of Rod 2.0, Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend, DJ Baker of Da Doo Dirty Show, and Clay Cane to name a few. These blogging giants along with many others are committed to keeping the LGBT community informed while simultaneously providing a springboard for black gay visibility, dialogue, and action.

Below is a list of black LGBT blogs that you may frequent and others you may have never heard of. Each blogger is special and brings their own unique perspective to a myriad of issues important to our community. The following list is not comprehensive and some blogs deserving mention may have been omitted. Please feel free to share them in the comment section.

Hopefully this list will grow and become a resource for people who are looking to find information about the experiences of those within the black gay community.

Living Out Loud with Darian

Rod 2.0

Pam's House Blend

Clay Cane

Kenyon Farrow

Ray's Bleu Juice

Love B. Scott

Adam's Web Log

SGL Universe



In The Mix with Trent


Taylor Siluwe

To My Friends, With love…Sincerely, Toddy English

Dreams In A Fitted

Da Doo-Dirty Show

Jasmyne Cannick


The Gayte Keeper

Mad Professah Lectures

Cuppa Joe

Eloquent Fury

Yo Cisco!


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You all are doing a fantastic job at giving spot light to the Black LGBT community. I am truly encouraged by the work that you guys are pioneering in our community. Job well done at covering the front line!

April 01, 2009 2:18 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Kclarkscorner.blogspot.com is another that's really good. I should know because I write it lol:).

April 01, 2009 3:31 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you for this list of sites, most of which I had not heard of. I think there are too many blogs, but I will check out some of these.

Looks like blogs have replaced print media for the black LGBT community. Aside from Swerv, do we have any magazines?

Anthony in Nashville

April 01, 2009 3:36 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

thank you for putting my blog on the list...this is such a wonderful surprise...thank you

April 01, 2009 4:56 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you Darian for this awesome post. Its so nice when someone steps up to the plate to show that we all are "sharing a common vision...pushing toward a world rid of color lines" Its awesome to be on a list along with these other bloggers I adore.

April 02, 2009 12:21 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you for the shout out. I've been reading LOLWD forever and I'm honored.


April 02, 2009 2:42 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


April 02, 2009 7:00 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What's up with the 'Just Be That' guy, Jonathan Perry? Is he still blogging? Does anyone know? I hope he's OK.

April 14, 2009 6:31 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Yes let's all bring all Black LGBT blogs and media projects to the forefront, cross promote each other and support and all that jazz. Everyone please support my blogsite sirrealworld.blogspot.com featuring

Snap 4 The Kids

A blogsite and media project dedicated to specific matters, events,topics and people in the Urban Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered/Same Gender Loving Community.

Give feedback, follow the blog and please comment on things! Add yourself to the FOLLOW ME list and tell all of your readers and friends. THANX A BUNCH!



April 15, 2009 1:55 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I agree


he has really grown from the time the blog started and it's really an expression of a gay man and his struggles, beliefs,thoughts and aspirations



Love ya
double kisses
"Muah, muah"

April 23, 2009 6:06 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

So in other words, you only count if you're black, right?

Three cheers for separatism and apartheid!

April 25, 2009 11:52 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Nice post. I'd also like to invite your readers to check out TransGriot as well.

April 27, 2009 1:36 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

You need a remedial course in Racism 101. Racism is prejudice plus power.

The bottom line is that if white gay bloggers covered the black SGL community there wouldn't be a need for us, but they don't since they are wallowing in unacknowledged white privilege.

Black blogs exist to tell our stories, celebrate our culture and look at issues in the SGL/GLBT community from our perspective.

April 27, 2009 1:43 PM


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