Our Focus is on you. What is your Focus?
We serve the Memphis Metro Area within a 100 mile radius. Our contributors craft localized content regularly that affect LGBT individuals + their allies. Our magazine launched our first issue, appropriately called the Coming Out Issue in September 2015. Focus is published by Ray Rico Freelance, LLC.
Focus Center Foundation
Our Mission is to recognize excellence in LGBTQ+ persons & their allies. The Focus Center Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c)3 organization, and is the fiscal agent of the Focus Awards. FCF was founded to support the core groups that Focus Mid-South and Focus Middle Tennessee magazines serve. Focus empowers LGBTQ+ communities and their allies in these areas, and annually offers featured coverage and monetary donations to non-profit organizations in these regions.
Focus Magazine will promote LGBT inclusivity through dignified delivery of content that is relevant to LGBT persons; editorial and advertising content will be included at the discretion of the publisher to assure thoughtful and respectful content for all: LGBT and straight. Focus Magazine will be no- or low-cost to its readers; it’s free online and locally in print, and available regionally in print via low-cost mail subscription, thereby removing access barriers.
Focus Magazine seeks to become the most important LGBT information source and the most used means of advertising to the LGBT audience in the Mid-South.
Focus Magazine will leverage the community contacts, designers, social media experts and web developers to advance the interests and wellbeing of LGBT individuals and their allies.