Queerty, the six-year-old gay interest blog that unexpectedly shut down last month, is back online with a new team.

GayCities has acquired the blog and is returning with some of the same team and a crop of new writers. GC’s Chris Bull, whose editorial experience began at The Advocate, says the site will retain its essential character, but they’ll address some criticisms, too:

While we are committed to maintaining the best of Queerty, we also recognize that you have demanded change. In recent months the Queerty patented wit devolved into predictable snark, eviscerating everyone and everything in its path. Some of the comments simply piled on. We will maintain the independent voice at all cost, going after with a vengeance the powerful, the hypocritical and the just plain foolish. But now we’ll also strive for a better sense of journalistic balance and fairness.

In other words we’re going to keep afflicting the comfortable; only now we’ll take care to comfort the afflicted as well.

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