Recognizing & Empowering LGBTQ + Communities

Focus Center Foundation

Creative arts, community outreach, and community partnership programs that reach the LGBTQ+ community in the Mid-South.

About

Focus Center Foundation

The mission of the Focus Center Foundation is to recognize and empower the LGBTQ+ community throughout the Mid-South region through creative arts, community outreach, and community partnerships.

The Focus Center Foundation (FCF) is a 501(c)3 organization, and is the fiscal agent of the Focus Awards, The Prism Pages, World AIDS Day Art Showcase, and Musing with Mothie podcast. 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 through publishing literary work, honoring the work being done by folks in the community, and spreading awareness through our outreach programs.

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Our Work

Focus Awards

Focus Awards

Focus Awards are the Mid-South’s premier awards for recognizing LGBTQ+ persons and allies who are making a significant impact on the LGBTQ+ community through their leadership, career achievements, and personal qualities, and who also inspire others to excel. The Focus Awards are celebrated yearly in August around the anniversary of the first Focus LGBT publication.
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The Prism Pages

The Prism Pages

The Prism Pages is a special ongoing feature section of Focus Magazine dedicated to sharing, cultivating, and collaborating with original content by the LGBT+ community with a special interest in promoting diversity of thought among the community and launching new talent.
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Musing with Mothie

Musing with Mothie

Join Moth Moth Moth in this podcast on a journey to be more curious, creative, and connected. A place to discuss topics both niche and of broad appeal, while complimenting the programs that the FCF supports. Priority is given to queer makers and cultural creators, but is also very welcoming to allies.
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HIV Art Showcase

HIV Art Showcase

This annual art program is aimed to engage youth through artwork about HIV status, prevention, care, awareness, and to combat stigma throughout the Mid-South.
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