A new publication focusing on Long Island's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will hit newsstands Thursday.
Living Out, the new monthly newspaper from the Long Island GLBT Services Network, will be available at over 240 locations on the Island. The first issue of the full-color, 36-page issue will have an initial circulation of 10,000 copies and is free.
"It's long overdue for Long Islanders to feel like they’re connected and can live out no matter where they live on Long Island," said David Kilmnick, chief executive of the LI GLBT Services Network. Kilmnick is also the publisher of the new monthly.
The inaugural issue was originally planned for November, but due to business disruptions as a result of superstorm Sandy, publication was pushed back a month, Kilmnick said.
Adam Levine, the lead singer of the band Maroon 5 and a judge on the singing competition show The Voice, graced the cover of the first issue. Kilmnick said Levine was chosen because the musician has become a staunch supporter of gay rights in recent years. Levine has a brother who is gay.
"We thought the timing of The Voice and his popularity… would get Long Islanders beyond the LGBT community to pick up the paper and read it," Kilmnick said.
All content from the first issue of Living Out can be accessed online at livingoutli.org.