Gay blog Queerty.com on Monday
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
“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
Several blogs pointed out that Hauslaib
had last year attempted to sell off the property.