Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Total Lezzy

Awww shucks, you guys, you’ve done it again. Thanks to you, I’m up for another Lezzy Award for 2009 Best Lesbian Entertainment/ Lesbian Culture Blog. The Lezzys (started in 2008 as the Lesbian Blog of the Year Award) are handed out annually by The Lesbian Lifestyle. Those of you’ve who’ve hung around here long enough might recall that I’ve been lucky enough to win the last two years (2007 Lesbian Blog of the Year & 2008 Best Entertainment/Overall Lesbian Blog of the Year honors).

This year the awards will be handed out in 11 categories. They are:
  • Best Lesbian Entertainment/Lesbian Culture Blog
  • Best Lesbian Humor Blog
  • Best Lesbian Parenting Blog
  • Best Lesbian Engagement/Wedding Blog (new for 2009)
  • Best Lesbian Feminist/Political Blog
  • Best Lesbian Personal Blog
  • Best Lesbian “Out later in life” Blog (new for 2009)
  • Best Lesbian Sex/Short Story/Erotica Blog
  • Best Lesbian Podcast
  • Best New Lesbian Blog (new for 2009)
  • Lesbian Blog Lifetime Achievement Award (new for 2009)

Also nominated in my category are Autostraddle and Fit for a Femme. The former is the glossy girl-on-girl culture chronicles of Riese and her homosexy staff (not to mention their intern army of, like, zillions). The latter is the chronicles of the daily fashion choices of, you guessed it, a Femme. Both are fabulous, both are formidable.

So many well-known and equally great blogs are up for awards in other categories this year that instead of picking and choosing, I’m just going to go straight (but not in that way) ticket and promote fellow Team AfterEllen nominees. For Humor, Grace the Spot. For Parenting, Mombian. For Lifetime Achievement, the mother ship, AfterEllen.

Now, onto the mushy stuff. Since I started this blog in 2006, I’ve been continually humbled by all of your support, encouragement and generosity. Clearly, I don’t write this site for awards (though, let’s not lie, who doesn’t like to win things). Instead I write it because a) sleep is for suckers and b) if I couldn’t write my head would explode and c) you’ve made it such a wonderful place to keep coming back to. People grouse all the time, and rightfully so, about what passes for discourse online these days. But I feel forever fortunate that together, we’ve been able to carve out a space that is overwhelmingly civil, respectful and engaged. I never take that for granted, ever.

OK, OK. I’ve put away my Kleenex. This is, after all, a competition. So here comes the nitty gritty:

  1. Voting is now open.
  2. You can vote once every 24 hours.
  3. For your vote to count you have to click the link in your confirmation email.
  4. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT March 1 (technically 12:00 a.m. March 2, but people always get confused about which midnight that means and I don’t think that 1 minute will make or break anyone).

So, vote early and vote often, like an old-school Chicago politician. As fantastic as it would be to win again, what I’m most pleased about is that The Lesbian Lifestyle (and its founded Kelly, aka goldstardyke) keeps running these awards to recognize the wonderful diversity and depth of gay women on the web.

But, just to show you I do have some competitive spirit (I sucked at sports, this is my only shot), I’m going to sweeten the pot by running a contest. If you forward me a copy of your confirmation email, you’ll be entered in a contest to win either the complete season five DVD of “Weeds” or a review copy of the Indigo Girls double CD, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug.” See:

The more you vote, the more times you are entered. And don’t worry, you don’t even have to vote for me to be eligible (confirmation emails don’t show who you voted for, so I’ll never know). Yes, I’ll even send it overseas out of my own pocket if someone abroad gets picked. Win or lose, that’s a thank you from me to you. Oh, and just to show how really, really competitive I am, this is also a thank you from me to you. Enjoy.

Mary-Louise Parker
Mary Louise Parker

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde

Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

To truly be appreciated, that last one really needs to move.

(once every 24 hours, and don’t forget to click those email links).


Anonymous said...


That Mary Louise Parker photo is actually a little disturbing, though.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! And thank you for that lovely video of Ms. Weisz....I've been on a Rachel Weisz kick lately...

Vikki said...

I'm nominated and I'm voting like crazy so I'll forward my confirmations to you so that maybe I can win something...'cause, if I can't win a Lezzy (can you say underdog), I'd at least like to win Mary Louise Parker. That will be one hell of a consolation prize!

Anonymous said...

OK, voted for my favorite blogger (not just lesbian blogger). You so deserve to win again!

Norma Desmond said...

Congrats!! Yet.a.gain.

;) babs said...


;) babs

Anonymous said...

delphi1You have my vote & thanks for the fun and laughter your column has brought me. If only you had included a picture of Laurel Holloman in her black lingerie. She is doing a new auction starting March 1 for Haiti relief that will include signed pictures of her & clothing she wore on the L Word. If only they included the stir-fry scene in 506!

Sabriel said...

You already had my vote but thank you for that delicious treat :D

Becky said...

Can you make the Rosario Dawson one move too?

Rizz Rustbolt said...

Regarding the Rachel Weisz video;

Me and mine both agree that the "Look Up" is the sexiest move in a lady's repertoire. And girl-howdy, can she do the "look Up".

elle said...

"Date: Friday, February 26, 2010, 11:45 PM

Thank you for submitting your votes for The Lesbian Lifestyle's 2009 Lezzy Awards!"

Go Dorothy Surrenders!!!