Queerty blog shuts down

—Queerty and 353Media

Queerty’s tagline was “Free of an agenda. Except that gay one.”

The blog www.365gay.com posted in a short story that for the past week Queerty had been having technical problems.

Queerty’s last Tweet was on April 16 and was about Lady Gaga’s new album cover, saying, “This is what @LadyGaga wants you to think of her.”

Joe.My.God blog has this information — an email from the Queerty site’s founder to gay porn site The Sword (NSFW) states:

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.

Queerty was a popular blog that took a very snarky point of view on many LGBT issues — from the local to the international. But it also served as an aggregator of gay news from around the world.