Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday GaySocialites,
Happy Birthday to you!
Throughout the month of October, we celebrate the 7th Anniversary here at GaySocialites.com! We’ve got a lot planned including the 7th Annual GaySocialites Awards, the 7 most significant moments in GaySocialites History and the launch of our newest product – the GaySocialites Broadcast Network.
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for almost seven years! It’s also hard to believe we’ve used all those logos pictured above.
On October 24, 2005 we launched a website to cover nightlife news and events as an alternative to New York City’s fag rags, which at the time were HX and Next Magazines. Little did we know what we were doing would one day be referred to as blogging. (Back then, blogging was when you recapped your day or vented via an online journal like Xanga, LiveJournal or MySpace).
Before we knew it, we were covering a lot more than New York nightlife as we branched out to other cities and started covering entertainment news. It wasn’t until 2010 that we adopted our current format as an online magazine with more than just gay news for gay men compared to our former blogging format that was pretty much my opinion with some help from a few others. In 2011, Thomas Bistritz joined our team as Editor-in-Chief and over the past year has taken us places that I never would have imagined. Last year, we also welcomed the Australian-based queerplanet.net to the GaySocialites family expanding our coverage world wide.
Today, we boast three nominations for Best Writer in the 2012 Glam Awards (Editor-in-Chief Thomas Bistritz, Editor-at-Large Kevin Novinski and myself which I share with the other 20-something contributors who are hard at work to ensure that we’re providing coverage you can count on)! We have a staff roster larger than many print publications, and we are continually improving to make your online experience a better one.
We hope you’ll spend the month of October celebrating with us! After all, GaySocialites.com is as much yours as it is ours. If it weren’t for you, we certainly wouldn’t have made it as far as we have today! The sky is the limit, so lets keep on keeping on and growing larger and larger and larger.
Thank you for being a part of GaySocialites.com. We couldn’t ask for better company!
CEO, founder and Editorial Director