Our Story

Focus Middle Tennessee 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.

We serve the Middle Tennessee Area within a 100 mile radius. Our parent magazine launched its first issue in Memphis, TN, appropriately called the Coming Out Issue in September 2015. Now, Middle Tennessee is taking flight this June 23, 2017. Focus is published by Ray Rico Freelance, LLC.

Our contributors craft localized content regularly that affect LGBT+ individuals + their allies. Our Focus is on you. What is your Focus?

Vision / Values / Mission


Focus Middle Tennessee Magazine seeks to become the most important LGBT+ information source and the most used means of advertising to the LGBT+ audience in Middle Tennessee.


Focus Middle Tennessee 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.


Focus Middle Tennessee 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 Middle Tennessee 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.

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 the icon below for more information.