CY magazine brand expands into middle Tennessee
Publishing in Memphis for just over a year, Focus Magazine, an online and print magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has announced it is expanding this summer into Middle Tennessee.
Focus Middle Tennessee will hit stands June 23rd, with the appropriately titled “Coming Out Issue.” Focus Middle Tennessee is a sister publication of Focus Mid-South, which launched in the fall of 2015. Both publications are published by Cooper-Young based Ray Rico Freelance.
“Focus will be published regularly with aggregated content that is completely LGBT-centric and will connect the LGBT community with our allies,” said Associate Publisher Selena Haynes. “There are many organizations that serve the needs of this audience, mainly just for Nashville. We want to fill the void so that LGBT and allies in the Middle Tennessee area know about resources, businesses, services and products, not only in Nashville, but smaller towns too.”
Both publications will feature the same mix of news, arts & entertainment, travel, community, lifestyle, and trending topics content relevant to LGBT persons and their allies. In addition, to assure comprehensive coverage, Focus Middle Tennessee will collaborate with local individuals and LGBT-focused groups like OutCentral.
“We want everyone to have access to this important publication, so we are offering Focus for free online and in print,” Haynes said. “The printed version will be published every other month while the online version will be uploaded frequently with new and engaging content.”
The free print version can be picked up at businesses in the Middle Tennessee area, or readers can subscribe for mailed copies at $25 per year on the website focusmidtenn.com in early spring.