Queer As Folks
Minnesota Lynx Re-Sign Seimone Augustus
The Minnesota Lynx announced February 9 that it will re-sign US Olympian Seimone Augustus, who originally was chosen first overall by the team in the 2006 WNBA Draft. A two-time WNBA All-Star, she is one of the most prolific scorers in league history, with her career scoring average ranking first of all time. Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith said, “We are extremely pleased to announce the re-signing of one of the world’s best players in Seimone Augustus. She’s been one of the WNBA’s top scorers from the day she stepped on the court as a rookie in 2006, and we’re thrilled that she’s chosen to continue her career in a Lynx uniform.”
Max Gries Garners PFund Power of One Award
On February 2, Pfund announced that Max Gries, a pioneering Twin Cities transgender activist and leader, will receive its 2010 Power of One Award at the annual PFund Cabaret on May 8 at the Guthrie Theater. PFund Executive Director Gregory Grinley said, “PFund is thrilled to honor Max with this award. Max does so much for LGBT communities—advancing equality, ensuring fairness, and inspiring others in many volunteer roles over 15 years. Max is a role model for all of us, particularly the transgender community and young people who want to become more involved in their community.” Pfund is a Minnesota foundation dedicated exclusively to furthering GLBT equality.