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Queerty is coming back!

You heard us right, after a few weeks of downtime, Queerty will soon return as the one place you need to turn each day. Stay tuned for more news next week. We’re working as fast as we can to get things back up and running.

In the mean time, we’ve put the archives back up and would love to hear your tips.

By:           Queerty Staff
On:           Apr 25, 2011
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  • 81 Comments
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      The archives are so important…Please know that even if your site is not as profitable as a major outlet or net-hub, it’s an important source for all the gay stuff. I had dozens of pages bookmarked and totally freaked out when the site went down.

      Will you explain what happened…and why you said you where done? Only to come back? ’cause I only checked back on an instictive whim. Tons of people are just going to assume your sites down and not come back.

      Please give us a proper warning of an impending shut-down if this happens again….Glad your back. :)

      Apr 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Glad I put off deleting y’all from my RSS list!

      What sort of “technical headaches,” though, could be so bad that a well-established site would shut down rather than fix them?

      Thanks for coming back.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • U mad /b/?
      U mad /b/?

      Damn, I was happy to finally be free of Davey Wavey posts!

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      Just because the posts are here doesn’t mean you have to read them. (I don’t.) Actually, that goes for the entire site, and any other site for that matter.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jc
      jc

      thank goodness. i missed queerty! although less davey wavey would be appreciated.

      Apr 25, 2011 at 11:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      I can’t wait to find out what dumb schmuck bought this thing off of David Hauslaib.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      I trust the new sysadmin will actually be checking the RAID sets for failed disks, and that the fans are operating. A report that includes hardware status (and backup dates) should be cron’ed and distributed by email, also, so that several people can see it each day.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron
      ron

      That’s good. Joe My God is disgusting extreme far-left , and Towleroad is boring.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      YAY! YAY! YAY!
      …and the snark returnz! (i’m sooo bored of playing nicey nice)

      omg it’s like when the dark side rebuilds the death star.

      queerty, i didn’t realise how much i loved you till you where gone. so unique.

      so hurry up and get back to doin’ your thang bitch. (hopefully now conversant with the concept of spellchecker lol)

      BTW I TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS — i prayed to satan.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 7:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis
      Dennis

      Thanks for coming back!!! Missed you.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe Clark
      Joe Clark

      Your first post will have to explain, in detail and without holding anything back, why you went offline in the first place. Name names. It’s called journalism.

      Now, your failed business model, failed technology, failed graphic design, and even failed spelling will surely not be remediated even after this supposed relaunch.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      OMFG! I cannot believe how lucky we are! Today is a good day.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Divkid, thanks so much for coming to tell me!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      And no sooner is it announced that you are back, there is a Davey Wavey post. Ick.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @shannon1981
      my peasure.
      now all i want is jeffree, cam, justice ..,scottny et al, then it will feel like home.

      please NOBODY tell davy wavy
      and if if jason calls pretend we’re all out.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      I already posted but I just noticed something …..was that ‘gaycast’ add up there before the site went down? Someone mentioned that someone could have bought Queerty to get it back up.
      Is this going to slowly turn into a gaycast gateway now?

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @DivKid I haven’t heard head nor hair of justice or jeffree! *sigh*

      Do you know if they had Queerty on twitter or FB??

      Apr 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!
      Best. News. Ever!
      Welcome back, Queerty! xxxxxx

      great news about the archives too :)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon
      Jon

      Great news! Love the site.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PerplexedStudent
      PerplexedStudent

      Welcome back.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PerplexedStudent
      PerplexedStudent

      Welcome back.

      Ah, an error while trying to post this. It just wouldn’t be Queerty without server issues.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Martin
      Martin

      I was hoping this would happen. So glad Queerty will be back!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • davygee
      davygee

      Missed you loads for all my gay gossip – you’re a great resource so ignore the criticism and go for it!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      dear mysterious queerty overlords,

      whatever you do please DON’T mess with the format, i love the little horizontal window thingies and the vertical window doodahs. it’s much easier to navigate than other blogs. yes it could do with a bit of a make over but that can wait; the writing is the main thing, so concentrate on that.

      at all costs you MUST keep the sass/snark – if this hiatus has taught us anything it’s that yours is a unique voice. you’ve got that irreverence, healthy disrespect for the party line, iconoclasm thing goin’ on. thats your USP. keep being that badass little brother with an attitude problem.

      however, your detractors are right about the quality of your journalism. my god it was minimal. you need to up your game, turn up the smartz. and if you get yo’ shizz together i know this bad boy WILL succeed.

      ha ha what a delicious revenge on those gloating a-holes who were dancing on your grave (some of those pricks slagging this site and it’s readers were frequent commenters here too. two faced much. it was sickening watching you kissing the asses of joe j and andy t you sycophantic twats.)

      long live queerty and all who sail in her.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Amaturus
      Amaturus

      I’m glad to hear it. I started visiting Queerty as I was growing up in Oklahoma. All the other gay news sources were a bit grating to me, but Queerty helped me connect to the gay community in a way I couldn’t back home. Now that I’ve become independent and moved to Germany, I still like visiting Queerty to read about stuff happening in the states. Here’s to a quick recovery!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @shannon1981

      i don’t recall seeing their names there :(

      maybe they’ll sense a disturbance in the force and find the way back home to the dark side.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikey S
      Mikey S

      Did you not read the response to your shut down on the other blogs? No one really wants you back. The fact that you were going to shut down was celebrated.

      If you insist, however, please find some better writers and loose the attitude and awful agendas that target many gay allies rather than celebrate them.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy
      Jimmy

      Thankfully. Towleroad is a douche site re-hashing stories with no original content.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @divkid: If ur talking about me, divkid. I’m here. :) I just clicked onto the Queerty link by accident to see what’s what and lo and behold. Hmmmm. I want details also.

      I did miss Queerty. I’m ashamed to say. I’m hooked. And Queerty does cover LGBT rights stories (bashings, politics, pride events, outings, hypocritical anti-gay peeps getting caught doing gay stuff) that other sites don’t.

      I’d read Towelrode but an all black site makes my old eyes sore. LOL.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @scott ny’er: ‘course i meant you. welcome back superstar.

      i’ve been reading towleroad too, but now i think i’ve fulfilled my quota of interest in cute spiders or giant jellyfish FOR A FUCKING LIFE TIME!
      unless it’s a gay jellyfish natch.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @divkid: LOL. It’s all good if u didn’t… I know I had started seeing some posts from a ScottNY and so I wasn’t sure if that’s the dude you meant. Plus, I don’t post that often. Well, at least I think I don’t. :)

      Ha. When I posted my previous post, I got an internal server error. Apparently, that hasn’t changed… yet.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Benjamin
      Benjamin

      @scott ny’er: Amen to that. I am professional web software developer and I went so far as to create a custom stylesheet for Towleroad so that it could become readable. White body copy text on a black background. Don’t do it. Just don’t. Ever.

      Happy to see Queerty back. This was among the top destination websites I hit everyday, and I missed it when it was gone. Though to be fair, it did force me to find a few new places to go for LGBT news, so that was a bit of a silver lining. Cheers guys!

      Apr 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @divkid: Well on fb people tend to use real names, and I’ve no idea what justice’s real name is…assuming jeffree is jeffree…

      Apr 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Please do not ‘go out of business’ again without at least putting some suggestions of worthy competitors in your goodbye message. It’s been a miserable couple of weeks without you.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick
      Dick

      glad I didn’t delete my link

      Apr 26, 2011 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dick
      Dick

      I would like to see the old format return. I never did warm up to the last layout.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      YAA!!!!!!!!!!!! This made my week! I was so sad when Queerty went offline. Welcome back! =)

      Apr 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mmmexperimental
      mmmexperimental

      I just couldn’t bear it. You’re part of my news groups. I kept coming back checking my rss feeds. Also, I wondered if you wouldn’t come back seeing as how you kept the ads at the top of the page. I thought that was a little weird if you were really going gone! Its all part of the gay news groups. Each site has a little bit to get you over. Gotta have the snark to check the sweetness overload from the other sites.

      Apr 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jon
      jon

      Good! You and Advocate.com are my two stops every day on the gay information highway.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 7:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rodca
      rodca

      Welcome back Queerty!

      Some friendly suggestions, since you have some downtime before your re-launch:

      1. Buy a good spell and grammar checker.
      2. Contact Rupaul for some snark lessons
      3. Give Davey Wavey a weekly column

      OK, you can forget number 3

      Seriously, welcome back.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nathan
      Nathan

      Glad Queerty will be back; though I don’t think much of the journalism the comments section is always lively and that’s what keeps me coming back. As for news, I’ll probably stick with Towleroad.

      Apr 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JKB
      JKB

      Hooray!!!

      Apr 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball
      redball

      @Nathan: Amen, Nathan. Although I’m sometimes not sure if journalism or gossip is the goal of Queerty. Perhaps some maverick combination of the two :-)

      Apr 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeremy
      jeremy

      omfg im soo happy right now! i luv queerty, i read the post everymoring with my breakfast lol yay!!!!!!!

      Apr 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      Welcome back Queerty, you’ve been missed! Really. “No one else compaaaares to u [think Sinead O'Connor video- single tear falling down face.]

      After the shutdown, I kept searching Twitter, hoping for updates & VOILA there was the good news after i’d almost given up.

      @Divkid & @Shannon1981: Soooo dang happyglad to see you ! Hope others will return too. [And that a few others won't, let's be honest !]

      Apr 28, 2011 at 2:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D-litte
      D-litte

      So I’m sorta unsure how I feel about this, on one hand yay you guys are back… on the other great now I can hear more about how Lady Gaga secretly hates the gays because she wants to make a living off a deal with Target as well as see more videos of Davey Wavey and groan inducing articles about kurt from glee… On the whole though congrats

      Apr 28, 2011 at 3:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dollie
      Dollie

      Thank god!! Truly is Easter season- Queerty has risen! Welcome back. :)

      Apr 28, 2011 at 5:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Avenn
      Avenn

      A true Easter resurrection for Queerty. Now, if only I could have my reserections with Morning Goods.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 5:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Hey Jeffree! omg you made it back!

      Apr 28, 2011 at 7:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Not a moment too soon: New York Times has decided to start charging again for content after 20 web visits a month.

      Apr 28, 2011 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael in Toronto
      Michael in Toronto

      Yahoo! I missed you muchly! Promise me you’ll never go away again!

      ;-)

      Apr 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      oh praise thee sweet jesu.
      jeffree your alive and well!!! i clutch you to my manly bosoms
      (don’t struggle or it’s the chloroform)

      Apr 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      I am soooo glad you’ve done that Easter turn-around! I’m even glad to see Jeffree! Where are the really evil-tongued bitches? Oh, and Plays Well??? And oh, Ewe!

      Apr 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      I am soooo glad you’ve done that Easter turn-around! I’m even glad to see Jeffree! Where are the really evil-tongued bitches? Oh, and Plays Well??? And oh, Ewe! Ahh! a server error from

      Apr 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      Word press…??? Why is this so difficult?

      Apr 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Thank God! I have missed Queerty and the regulars here so damned much 8^)

      I’ve been reading Towleroad and hating every minute of it.

      And to all the queer blogs that were happy to see Queert down–suck it!

      Apr 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • valentine ghost
      valentine ghost

      interesting

      the good-bye message sounded so hopeless, glad to have this back

      Apr 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • eL89
      eL89

      So Glad this site is back online.. Love this site so much’o :D

      Apr 29, 2011 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      Sooo nice to see the Morning Goods again!

      Apr 29, 2011 at 5:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      Well, this is interesting. I don’t know whether to be happy or annoyed at this news. But…

      @Jeffree: So nice to see you, cuttlefish.

      @Shannon1981: Hi Shannon :).

      Apr 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LAboy
      LAboy

      “I can’t wait to find out what dumb schmuck bought this thing off of David Hauslaib.” … hmmm I do not think David got anything but a kick in the butt out of this deal lol and seriously this only thing this guy is known for it online failures.

      Apr 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Von Johannstein
      Von Johannstein

      Thank you queerty for coming back! This is by far my favourite source for gay news and gossip!
      (Tried getting into towleroad and afterelton, but they just weren’t as appealing)…

      Apr 30, 2011 at 9:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @TheRealAdam: Heya :) Good to be back.

      Apr 30, 2011 at 10:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      This is wonderful news about Queerty coming back. The reason why I like Queerty is because it allows non-PC speech. If you go to many of the Gay Inc websites, they all tend to censor that which doesn’t follow the PC Gay Inc line.

      The only way that we are going to win full equal rights as gay people is to be fearless in how we speak. That doesn’t mean being ignorant or prejudiced. Ignorance and prejudice never won anybody over to our cause. However, if a comment is informed by the facts, it should be stated and not censored. If we step on people’s toes in the process, so be it.

      We have to learn that if we avoid speaking out of fear of stepping on people’s toes, our path to full equality will become very narrow indeed.

      Apr 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damendo
      damendo

      Glad to see you guys will be back online. Its boring down here in TX and we need some good NY snarky bitches!

      May 1, 2011 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Most
      Most

      Hi. I live in Wales and just happened on your site. I will be interested to see what happens in the near future. From the comments above it looks like you had a very entertaining and informed place to visit until you closed down. I am looking forward to seeing what the site is like when it is back to full strength.
      Good luck guys
      Most

      May 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @Most: hey, i’m in wales too. jeez, talk about standards dropping, they’re letting ANYBODY join this site ;-P

      May 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Congrats! I think it is so important to have a space that is a clearing house of gay news. Glad to have you guys back!

      May 2, 2011 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Hurray, Queerty. I knew you were too evil to stay dead!

      May 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      @jason: Such a pleasure to agree with you 110%. For a change :-)

      May 3, 2011 at 7:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      Yay! Great news: I’ve yet to have found a gay blog as comprehensive as Queerty. Very happy you’re getting back online!

      May 3, 2011 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trent
      Trent

      Im in Burkina Faso!!! I rely on you to keep me updated. I will be quite happy when you are back up and running!!!

      May 3, 2011 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jamie
      Jamie

      @divkid:

      ditto.

      THANK SWEET F*CK YOU ARE COMING BACK. Towleroad just didn’t cut it for me, srsly.

      Plus the format was great, the snark was great, the breadth was great.

      I’m in Brazil, and also rely(ied) on queerty, all the goddam time!

      Woo- f*cking -hoo!!

      :D

      May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      so glad Queerty is back on! missed u.

      May 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C
      Kev C

      Queerty is the most influental gay blog on the internet. And when it returns, Huffington Post will die. I can stand JMG and it’s antique bitches. I can stand Pam’s Blend of folksy bumpkins. But HuffPo must die.

      May 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TimBo
      TimBo

      My morning cup of coffee just didn’t quite cut it! Thank god your CUMMING BACK!

      May 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DJ
      DJ

      WOOHOO! Missed you queerty!

      May 3, 2011 at 8:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto
      declanto

      BTW do you really need the Salvation Army ad monies??? These peeps hates us mo’s.

      May 4, 2011 at 4:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      The new design is GREAT!
      Similar to the old, but much tidier, more subtle.

      May 4, 2011 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      ….

      May 4, 2011 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lucas
      Lucas

      Nice to see the site back! The comments sections are always a riot to read, no matter how crappy the posts get!

      May 4, 2011 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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