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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing
The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
Downtown Publications is now working on the possible launch of a new monthly newsmagazine for the LGBT community in southeast Michigan, called Xpress.
This will be the second monthly newsmagazine produced by Downtown Publications from our offices in Birmingham.
The editorial focus of Xpress will be to celebrate the accomplishments of the LGBT community through feature stories and personality profiles, combined with in-depth features exploring the issues facing the LGBT community.
The impetus for Xpress was a number of requests from members of the LGBT community to have Publisher David Hohendorf focus his publishing skills on a publication for the LGBT community.
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Hohendorf has been networking with members of the community over the last 18 months and conducted several focus group meetings with a variety of gay and lesbian citizens to gauge reaction to his concept for a magazine like Xpress.
Downtown Publications is currently raising funds on kickstarter.com to help defray the costs of launching Xpress magazine. If you visit our project online, you will be able to get more details about this publication and how you can support our effort for as little as a $1 donation.
We look forward to bringing Xpress to the market in June and appreciate any support you can give to our publishing effort on behalf of the LGBT community.