It'll be a better Queerty than before,
promises Chris Bull, co-founder of GayCities, in his inaugural post
after acquiring Queerty and turning back on the lights.
The popular six-year-old blog that
opined on all things gay dimmed the lights and ended its otherwise
frequent snarky posts on politics, culture, celebrity, sex and media
on April 18.
The electricity returned on Wednesday.
“Ah, how we love the Queerty
communty,” Bull wrote. “So when Queerty owner David Hauslaib
offered GayCities the opportunity to acquire the blog he founded six
years ago, we were hooked.”
“Bringing GayCities and Queerty
together is for me, as co-founder of this company, a kind of content
dream come to life, a rare chance to be both politically provocative
and entertaining in a way that few media companies have achieved this
side of Comedy Central and Gawker.”
While applauding Queerty, Bull also
acknowledged that the site had its detractors.
“In recent months, the Queerty
patented wit devolved into predictable snark, eviscerating everyone
and everything in its path. Some of the [negative] comments simply
piled on. We will maintain the independent voice at all cost, going
with a vengeance after the powerful, the hypocritical and the just
plain foolish. But now we'll also strive for a better sense of
journalistic balance and fairness.”
Welcome back Queerty, and good luck.