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LGBT Streaming Network Debuts With “Horrible” 10-Hour Marathon Of Host Reading Tweets

We tip our hat to Cnidarian, the genderqueer host of The Gay Tweet Reader—the first show on GSN101.com, a new full-time live-streaming site aimed at the LGBT community.

On Monday, when none of the other planned broadcasters came through on the site’s first day, Cnidarian (right) volunteered to do a 10-hour marathon session, in which the host shared random tweets from GSN101.com’s news feed. Cnidarian took only seven 15-minute breaks during the entire live feed and read more than 400 tweets from various Twitter profiles.

“We know that The Gay Tweet Reader show is horrible, but its all that we have right now,” said GSN101.com lead producer L. Johnverrell in a statement. “We are thankful for Cnidarian but we have hopes that the gay community will notice us and we will have broadcasters to stream more entertaining programs.”

Hey, no one knows better than us how hard it can be to produce nonstop content on the Web.

Of course the haters popped up to rain on GSN101.com’s parade: Six viewers had to be ejected from the Gay Tweet Reader chat room for using anti-gay slurs during the broadcast.

“Sometimes a little straight hate can lead to gay love”, Johnverrell says. “We aren’t giving up. We’ll keep showing what we have until we get more broadcasters. Its tough but we know that once the gay community starts to notice us they’ll enjoy the website.”

Got the itch to be the next streaming star? Broadcasting on GSN101.com is free and right now all they have is The Gay Tweet Reader, which will air in two hour blocks Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm and 9pm EST.

C’mon, join in the fun—and let Cnidarian take a vacation, for crying out loud!

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 9, 2012
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  • 5 Comments
    • takakupo
      takakupo

      This is so sad. Sometimes I feel like the gay community is just disorganized or estranged and this story doesn’t help to dispell that notion.

      Mar 9, 2012 at 7:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Interesting. Some of that “other” GSN’s original programming (the one that’s on actual cable and was originally named “Game Show Network”) has been… of comparable quality.

      I mention it because last I heard they were still partly owned by Sony, a company which, I believe, can get aggressive over trademarks.

      Mar 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      I agree Takakupo the LGBT community is disorganized and segregated. Why is the “Genderqueer” host wearing a hood?

      Mar 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L Johnverrell
      L Johnverrell

      LOL..OMG please don’t get GSN101.com mixed up with the awful “Game Show Network”. We are not owned by Sony. GSN stands for “GLBT Streaming Network”. I guess my partners should have figured out people would get that confused, but…eh..

      Yes, Cnidarian talked her/his little butt off for us for 10 hours, but that’s because we want good programming to come our way with other free GLBT broadcasters. Thank you Queerty for publishing this story and hearing our cry for help. Lots of it!

      Mar 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @L Johnverrell: I’m not confused, just pointing out the similarity in names.

      Mar 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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