The Gay Vegans

Welcome to The Gay Vegans blog!

This will be an update for some and a welcome for others. If you’ve already been part of our community, it’s an update. If you’re new to the blog, it’s a welcome.

After a year of so of wanting to leave Facebook for a variety of reasons, I’m almost ready to do it. It’s been a process for sure as I look through past photos and look at my connections there making sure I have contact info for people I want to stay in touch with. Instagram is owned by the same folks as Facebook so I am leaving that as well.

I have loved both platforms. Being able to watch the lives of people I love, and to get to know amazing people from around the globe has been awesome. And it’s time to go. I will still be on Twitter for the The Gay Vegans, @thegayvegans.

And people I have been connected with on both platforms can connect with us here! I’d love that. You can check in once in a while or even sign up to be notified when a new post goes up!

So welcome to anyone new to the blog. I started TGV in 2012. I am super stoked that you’re here. I am Dan, on the left, and the “s” of the gay vegans is my husband Mike. We live in Monrovia, California, just north and east of Los Angeles.

I hope the pages at the top can be helpful to you. I’m always changing the Helpful Websites and Blogs page, so keep an eye on that. I also frequently make changes to the Monrovia, CA page as we discover new vegan eats.

The update for those who have been with us is that I will be posting a little more here, with posts similar to ones I would post on the platforms I’m leaving. That means a few more photos, like ones of our furries, our garden, and the food we cook and eat. Of course I will still be political!

Than you so much for being here! I love this community!

And thank you for reading!


About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.


  1. Lisa Wilson says:

    Your posts are always enjoyable to read, so I look forward to visiting your blog more often!

  2. Michael says:

    Bravo! We made the decision to leave Facebook in October. At times Ethan and I have missed it (when we go on an Atlantis Events cruise, there is always a Facebook group for it, and it’s a good way to meet people before boarding and get excited for the trip) being gone has done wonders for my mental health. Also, I cannot continue to be a “product“ for such a corrupt entity.

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