Living Out, a new publication from the Long Island GLBT Services Network focusing on Long Island's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, will be coming to newsstands next month.
A project that has been a year and a half in the making, Living Out will be the first publication that will have comprehensive and broad focus on local GBLT life on Long Island, said David Kilmnick, the chief executive of the LI GLBT Services Network.
"It’s very different from anything Long Island has ever seen before," said Kilmnick, who will serve as the paper's publisher. "Long Island has only had what we would call bar ads available to them… this is a true publication, newspaper and magazine style, that will focus in on Long Island life and GLBT culture."
The monthly publication will have an initial circulation of 10,000 and be available at more than 200 locations in Nassau and Suffolk, like supermarkets and gyms, for interested readers to pick up for free. Each issue will be in full-color with 36 pages of content. All content will also be accessible online at www.livingoutli.org.
Living Out's coverage will focus on a variety of topics, including restaurant reviews, financial planning, community news and relationship advice, Kilmnick said.
Kilmnick said his goal is to have Living Out hit 20,000 in circulation within a year. When Hamptons season kicks in next year, he plans to distribute the publication in Penn Station to attract more visitors to Long Island.
"We're going to show everyone that Long Island has life for the GLBT culture," Kilmnick said. "Show them that they can live here and spend money here. Long Island is a destination."
Photo: David Kilmnick, chief executive of LI GLBT Services Network