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Born Again – But Not G-A-Y

Queer Magazine Born Again
Founder of Venus, a publication for black lesbians, repudiates lifestyle
By Joseph Hart
Utne Reader September / October 2007 Issue

“Regular readers of Venus magazine got a shock when they picked up the January issue. Instead of the usual rabble-rousing stories for African American gays and lesbians, they found a cover photograph of editor and publisher Charlene Cothran with the headline: “Redeemed! 10 Ways to Get Out of ‘The Life’ if You Want Out!” Overnight, and without warning, the country’s leading publication for the black queer community had gone straight…” [read the rest on Utne Reader]

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