Yay: Finally, Huffington Post creates a dedicated portal to capture issues and news stories for the ‘queer community.’ I found this a major oversight for the website as a whole. I am looking forward to being able to find and explore new voices and writers. Huffington Post at its best is a great aggregate for news and blogs.
Nay: Why use Lady Gaga to launch the new site? There are so many relevant stories - GOP’s silence while gay soldiers get booed, Obama and the 15th annual HRC dinner, the formal repeal of DADT - that I think the site did a disservice relying on such a polarizing pop culture figure to establish its ‘voice.’
TBD: The site in its initial form is unorganized and confusing. There’s a Gaga article next to an Obama post followed by naked guys dancing for a kitty charity. I hope the site learns to group (or identify) stories by politics, (pop) culture, living, etc. so there is more direct access to specific elements of gay news.