Gay blog on Monday shuttered.

Posts on the popular blog opined on all things gay. But on Tuesday, the lights dimmed and the otherwise frequent snarky posts on politics, culture, celebrity, sex and media ended. The editors at first posted their regrets, saying they were experiencing “technical difficulties,” but on Monday they updated that message with their own obituary.

“After more than five years of serving the LGBT community with news and entertainment, Queerty has come to a close. The decision to shutter the site was not an easy one to make, and it is with great pain that we say goodbye to our loyal readership. From all of Queerty's writers and contributors, from our first unto our last day, thank you for spending some time with us.”

Queerty founder David Hauslaib explained the closure in an email to “friends” released Sunday.

“Some five and a half years ago I launched my second blog, Queerty, after seeing an opening for a new type of LGBT site. It joined Jossip, and would son [sic] be followed by two sister sites. That journey has come to an end: Queerty is closing.”

“As many of you know, last year Queerty partnered with the folks at 353Media to handle its operations. I transitioned out of my original role to make time to tackle some unrelated projects, and a trusted crew took the reins. Sadly last week, in a scenario that began with some technical headaches, has ended with 353 opting not to continue operating the site. It is a decision I was saddened to hear, and I worked to find an amenable solution that would keep Queerty online. That effort was unsuccessful.”

Several blogs pointed out that Hauslaib had last year attempted to sell off the property.