Our Story

Focus Magazine is all about LGBT+ people and their allies…their work, play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls. Focus is an attitude…spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate.

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.

Giving Back

We make it a common practice to give back to our community. Proceeds of profits will be donated to the non-profits we serve. To learn more about these agencies, please click on their logo for more information.


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.