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Gay Blog Queerty.com Returns

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The popular gay blog Queerty has officially returned after just two weeks in cyber-limbo. But its new handlers say the revamped site will have a more “journalistic” approach to LGBT headlines.

Primarily known for its snarky humor and tabloid-esque reports, Queerty originally went under after its operator–353Media–decided it was too costly to keep the site going.

That’s when user-generated travel site Gay Cities and its co-founder Chris Bull decided to step in and save their “favorite blog.” Bull tells OutQ News that within a week of Queerty closing shop, his group struck a deal with its founder David Hauslaib. And after working out a few kinks, Gay Cities relaunched Queerty on Wednesday.

Bull says he’s excited to get the site off the ground and promises that Gay Cities will preserve Queerty’s witty and sarcastic tone by featuring some of its original writers. But he admits they want to engage in “deeply researched journalistic pieces.”

BULL: We see incorporating more video. We see incorporating more interviews, especially with leaders around the world–we’d love to snag an interview with the President of the United States. We see investigative reporting.

Bull says Gay Cities would also like to find ways for Queerty’s users to connect with each other: The site claims it reaches more than a million viewers each month.

Bull says Queerty’s die-hard fans have responded well to the relaunch, though he admits there are some that are “not shy” about giving their feedback. But he says that’s a part of what makes it “an interesting experience.”

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Written by Xorje Olivares

May 5, 2011 at 8:45 AM

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