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Logo Pulls The Plug On 365Gay.com As Part Of New Online Strategy

Is Logo’s newsy blog, 365gay.com, going to the big aggregator in the sky?

A source told us 365’s editor, Jennifer Vanasco, had told him the site would be shuttering on September 30. We reached out to Logo for confirmation.

“Logo is shifting its online strategy. Although successful in its mission, 365gay.com will no longer exist as a stand-alone site,” says a spokesperson from the network’s communications department. “However, some of [its] most-viewed elements— like “Ask The Expert”—will migrate and live on one of our soon-to-be-expanded Web properties. This shift reflects Logo’s overall plan to expand one of its other sites into an online hub… making it easier for readers to find and enjoy all of our original content.”

So is the site going down?

Short answer: yes.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Sep 9, 2011
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  • 14 Comments
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      365gay was bland site…and it took them days to post news items that had already appeared on Queerty and other sites.

      Sep 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      not to mention that their “ask the experts” columns were the most vapid, insipid, useless things ever written.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 12:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George412
      George412

      Logo got out of the “news” business when it pulled the plug on CBS News on Logo. I still miss that show. 365 Gay was never a credible news source.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TMikel
      TMikel

      Yes, and what is it going to cost us to access it?

      Sep 10, 2011 at 4:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      Years ago, before sassy gay blogs existed, 365Gay.com was my daily news source. I even got reprimanded at work for “accessing porn”, which I never did – turns out the ads on 365Gay.com back then set off the alarms..lol. Anyway, I quit & told my boss to go fuck himself and no one was going to tell me what I can and cannot read at work or anywhere else. I had such attitude when I was younger! Sorry to see 365Gay disappear.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 5:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      I saw an interesting post form Jennifer Vanasco a few months ago. She left the impression she was the only full time employee at 365gay. Which would explain why it’s always about 3 days late on everything.

      Still it’s a shame to see it go.

      However, if it was the con artists at Here/Regent going down, I’d throw a party.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      There have been shifts at AfterElton too, with a regular columnist leaving (the editor-in-chiefs partner!) and a push to cover more “non-gay” shows from a gay point of view. Some people in the know over there said MTV has set their hit numbers at an astronomical level that they are finding it hard to meet.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      365Gay started going downhill when Logo took it over. I used to read it several times a day; recently it’s been maybe once a week, if that. Still sorry to see it go.

      Sep 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Skeloric
      Skeloric

      I find myself in a quandary.
      Sad to see “365GAY” go away, but sort of relieved as well.
      Its like watching a dear friend suffer a terminal illness.
      You want everything to get better but know it won’t.
      You don’t want them to suffer, but realize that their only escape from suffering is their passing away.
      A tragedy all around.

      Sep 11, 2011 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @George412: CBS News on Logo WAS good. It made Logo a credible channel of all things gay. News, reality shows, original programming, etc. Now Logo is just reality shows and sometimes a movie will appear. It’s sad.

      I suppose I should be thankful that a LGBT channel is available and present.

      Sep 11, 2011 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      365 seemed to get boring after Logo took it over.

      Sep 12, 2011 at 4:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      I can remember when 365gay actually made an effort to live up to the 365 part of its name. Like others, I’ve observed it going down hill since Logo took over.

      Regarding AfterElton covering shows that don’t have a gay angle, some readers aren’t all that happy about it – especially when it seems to be done at the expense of shows that do have a gay angle but aren’t getting the coverage. Not a big fan of AE these days.

      I will miss 365’s twitter feed. Made it easier to find out what other blogs were reporting without having to visit them individually.

      Sep 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mousemess
      Mousemess

      Blah, blah, blah. Three days late, bland, etc… What you people miss is that this was gay news updated several times a day, 5 days a week by one woman who put her heart into this 365gay.com. A sort of community of people who might never meet offline was built around this site. “Ask the expert” is the only part that is going to live on, Ha. I am not impressed with that or with LOGO. LOGO got its greasy hands on 365gay.com, messed it up, and then shuttered it. I don’t care if I have LOGO on my TV or not after that. LOGO, give me back my 365gay.com and then get lost!

      Sep 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick Ryall
      Nick Ryall

      Who wants to Wrestle? ;-)

      Nov 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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