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Type of site
Online magazine
Available in English
Owner GayCities
Website www.queerty.com
Alexa rank 8961 (January 2015)[1]
Commercial Yes
Launched 2005
Current status Active

Queerty is an online magazine and newspaper covering gay-oriented lifestyle and news, founded in 2005 by David Hauslaib.[2][3] As of June 2015, the site had more than five million monthly unique visitors.[4]


Queerty was founded by David Hauslaib in 2005. The site briefly shut down operations in 2011 before being sold to GayCities, which currently owns and operates it.[5][6]

Newsweek called Queerty "a leading site for gay issues" in 2010.[7]

The site bestows the Queerty Awards or "Queerties", in which their readers vote for the "best of LGBTQ Media and Culture".[8] A record 300,000 votes were gathered in 2017.[8]


  1. ^ "Queerty.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Barnako, Frank (September 16, 2005). "Gay blog is example of Web log strength". MarketWatch. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Penenberg, Adam L. (September 22, 2005). "Can bloggers strike it rich?". Wired. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "LGBTs More Surprised Than Heterosexuals at Pace of Public Opinion Shift on Marriage Equality". GayCities. June 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Towle, Andy (April 18, 2011). "LGBT Blog Queerty Closes". Towleroad. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bull, Chris (May 5, 2011). "GayCities Welcomes You to the New Queerty". Queerty. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Conant, Eve (May 25, 2010). "Conservatives and Gay-Rights Advocates Not Happy With 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Compromise". Newsweek. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Reddish, David (February 22, 2017). "And the winners of the 2017 Queerties are...". Queerty. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 

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