Publications & Websites

Western New York and Southern Ontario’s Gay Life Magazine. Single copy (outside distribution area or home delivery) $2 U.S. Published monthly by Four Q Publishing.


The Empty Closet is New York States oldest gay newspaper. It has been published by the Gay Alliance since 1972. Originally a four-page mimeographed newsletter, the EC is now a monthly, 52-page, desktop published tabloid paper in three sections (news/features, arts/entertainment, and community center/groups news).

Donate $30 or more to the Gay Alliance and you will receive a subscription to The Empty Closet. Free copies are also available throughout the greater Rochester area at local shops, cinemas, churches, etc. Call for listing.

FTM Magazine is a printed and digital magazine dedicated to the lives and culture of the FTM and Trans-masculine community. Our content is appropriate for all ages and touches on the needs of those at all phases of their transition.  Our issues are mostly submission based, we are proud to offer a spotlight and platform to the voices in our community that are ready and willing to be heard.

We release quarterly, as well as an annual NSFW catalog for content more ‘adult orientated’. Inside FTM, you can find sections on fashion, fitness, trending news in our culture, as well as new projects and highlighted community members.

Entertainment: Oh the clever ways we come together.
Education: Helpful articles for every stage of transition.
Promotion: Films, music, events and community spotlights.
And More: Every issue we host the best of the ftm community between our covers.

Launched in 1997, Instinct was the first gay magazine to focus on humor as the cornerstone of its editorial. Referred to as a clever mix of Cosmo and Details for gay men, Instinct is funny, hip, and irreverent! This successful formula is what gives Instinct its incredible readership growth and loyalty, unmatched by any other gay publication in today’s market. After only six years of publishing, Instinct grew to become America’s #1 gay men’s magazine. Instinct ‘s vision is to provide readers with a broad range of resources: from travel and entertainment, to fashion and home, to cars and health and fitness. While we entertain, enlighten and laugh with our readers, we do not preach to them. We want our readers to enjoy life and have a good laugh while reading Instinct. Each issue of Instinct provides our readers with a much-needed vacation from the politically correct world.
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Out & About Western and Eastern New York is an online LGBT directory! Sheridan Media Group is pleased to offer you a searchable database of gay-owned and gay-friendly businesses in New York State, as well as a Resource Guide of community organizations and services. The Out & About Phonebook is your complete guide to LGBTQ living.