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Protest For Ex-Gay Publisher

Charlene Cothran’s back in action!

The “ex-gay” former Venus publisher has been hard at work on an inflammatory new project: a speech entitled “How Homosexuality Destroys Families, Not Just Values.” Sounds like a real winner.

Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network will protest Cothran’s appearance on March 13th.

As a publisher of Venus magazine, a publication formerly oriented towards African American lesbians, about a year ago Cothran apparently decided that the grass (and money) was greener on the Republican right, and has since become a tool of their movement and a professional gay hater. Her presentation, which is advertised as “free and open to the public,” will be at 7 PM, Thursday, March 13th at the Hoffman House, 7550 E. State Street in Rockford, IL

GLN will be car-pooling from Chicago to counter her lies, with our protest beginning at 6:30 PM that night. GLN invites all LGBT people and our allies to join in countering Cochran’s hate.

Those of you who want to say “hell no” to Cothran should email GLN: [email protected]

On:           Mar 7, 2008
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    • Cathy Renna

      it seems she has fallen under the spell of longtime anti-gay activist Peter Labarbera, who is based in IL. I met her many years ago when working at GLAAD and was shocked to hear about this “conversion.” At the end of the day, I feel very sorry for her, she clearly has succumbed to the tremendous internalized homophobia that many in our community deal with….

      Mar 8, 2008 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      So she “turned straight” for “Republican money”?

      Please be serious.

      Never say never. Maybe it did happen to her. After all, there are six billion people in the world.

      To each her own I say. Whatever.

      Mar 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rlelln

      I have a feeling that if Charlene suddenly realized that her religion like all others religions is man-made, she would then acknowledge that having same-sex attractions means that she is a lesbian.

      Mar 12, 2008 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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