2011 is going to be a banner year for GAY GUYS on the web. Not only have our news and media sources grown exponentially but they way we exchange ideas and stories and the way we meet up for fun and relationships has developed into quite a market.
The choices for my listing this year were numerous, and here are my top 10 websites to look out for and follow in 2011.
10. After Elton. This pop culture site owned by Logo Online, has a great array of writers and bloggers that bring readers the best of celebrity gossip and news. Movie and book reviews, and columns like Michael Jensen’s Best.Gay.Week.Ever! make this a site to go to for up to the minute celeb and people news that matters to our community.
9. Towleroad. Rated as a top gay NEWS and lifestyle site for the last 5 years, Andy Towles blog has become a cutting edge political news source. His coverage of DADT and The Prop 8 rulings in 2010 were second to none.
8. The Advocate. Another top news source with great features on politics, business and travel. It reports on the people, events, and experiences that impact the lives of gay men and lesbians across the US and abroad. They also own number 7 on my list…
7. OUT. Out.com is fashion, gossip and lifestyle all wrapped up in one pretty little package. Their annual OUT 100 list is a popular listing of the top ‘movers and shakers’ in the LGBT community. Great photo shoots in their fashion section.
6. PINK News. This UK based European LGBT news source is number one in Britain for all political and human rights based news stories. While focussing on the UK and Europe they still collect the top stories internationally and because of their proximity to Africa they are often the first to break stories happening there that really matter to us.
5. The New Gay. This site from Washington DC focusses on Ideas, Culture and Music. It has a fresh design and seems to really hit home with the 20 something set. Think hipster pop culture.
4. Oh La La. Looking for fun and sexy fashion spreads featuring the hottest guys? Look no further then Oh La La Mag. A blog fgrom a couple based out of LA, Oh La La Mag often has the finest spreads and exclusive fashion editorials. Eye Candy Supreme.
3. Naked Sword. We can’t talk about some of the best Gay sites without featuring the best in PORN can we? Over at Naked Sword you’ll find the top titles, new releases and features on actors and models. You can live stream or download to your hearts content.
2. Manhunt. This mega meting site for Gay Men has grown to be quite a phenomenon. At a claimed 4 million users it certainly seems to be a top place to meet a guy while sitting at your PC.
1. Guy Spy. This brand new website and cross platform mobile service for Gay Men has plans to revolutionize the way we connect, meet and live our lives every day. With a collection of some of the top Gay bloggers online and the technological superiority that Stark Mobile Media can bring, it’s no wonder that Guy Spy hits my list as number 1 Top Gay Website for 2011.
Now what are your thoughts? What are the sites that you visit and use everyday? Email me if you think I’ve missed something big!