I've never subscribed to Venus Magazine – but I'd grabbed a couple of copies over time. Venus Magazine used to be the “Advocate” for the Black gay and lesbian community. In general queer magazines aren't something I've found especially interesting or useful for me, although I'd buy one or another now and again. I'm generally not interested in the latest gossip on Ellen or one or another actress in the L Word, or the next gay travel hot spot. But, Venus was, I think, significant in its focus and approach.