Having recently stumbled upon Homo Magazine, a NSFW Tumblr blog, we couldn't help but stand up and cheer for their unrepentant love of all things "vintage, hairy, pervy, experimental, provocative, or (just plain) hot." But they really landed themselves a place in our hearts with their sharp and opinionated Homo Manifesto. Read it in full after the jump.
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We know you've all been on the edge of your seats wondering about the fate of dear old Queerty and how the site's death will reverberate across the gay blog firmament. But happily (or sadly, as you may see it), GayCities has gone and scooped up the site and resuscitated it real quick-like, and we're at least happy to say it's now based in San Francisco. At left, we have an example of one of their amusing SFW-ing efforts of Dustin Zito's porn past (he of the Real World: Las Vegas Redux, see more here). What's more amusing, however, is a little video they did, accosting strangers (and Jakes Shears) and asking them if they've heard of Queerty. Basically none of them, except Jake, knew what Queerty was. So anyway, yeah, gay blogs: Is anybody listening?
Watch the man-on-the-street video below.
Two years after owner and web entrepreneur David Hauslib decided to shutter his (arguably more profitable) celebrity blog Jossip, he announced to contributors over the weekend that he and new partners 353 Media were shutting down Queerty as well. The decision to shut off the site completely -- disappearing, at least for now, half a decade's worth of gay content with pretty high Google rankings -- came as a bit of a surprise to Hauslib, and he said in his letter "in a scenario that began with some technical headaches, has ended with 353 opting not to continue operating the site." What that means for the future of Queerty is unclear, and that content archive is likely up for grabs if anyone wants it -- but we will say that a few years of aping Towleroad and the Sadvocate and posting about a million and one pics of rainbow flags and semi-erect swimsuit models does not exactly a rich archive make. But whatever. They did update daily, which is more than we can say for ourselves -- but, you see, we have day jobs, and without gay marriage minutia to breathlessly track every hour, Queerty would have had trouble finding much *interesting* bits of random faggotry to cover every day too. Now that they have left this void, perhaps we will try harder. Soldier on, gays.
By now you've probably seen Born This Way, but there's a whole cottage industry of these scanned-in photo sites documenting those who were gay before they knew it. This new one, My High School Boyfriend Was Gay, is an obviously winning concept. We look forward to many more photos like this one. [via OUT]
If you haven't already, please appreciate this new photo-essay blog thing in which contributors send in really gay pictures of themselves from childhood. Yay, gay children! But seriously, there are some nice and heartwarming stories, and a lot of the same stories about being called a fairy at the roller rink, etc. There's always that tragic moment when the fey boy flouncing down the street, unaware that he's so different and just enjoying working his look, is suddenly informed that, yes, he is different, and that is bad. Anyway, the pictures are priceless, like this one, of Heath, age 12, in Conroe, Texas. [Born This Way]