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Yorek and Hart Crowned ICOM Emperor XIX and Empress XIX

At Coronation XIX on August 14 at the Minneapolis Radisson Plaza Downtown in Minneapolis, Steven Yorek and Roxie Hart were crowned Emperor XIX and Empress XIX of the Imperial Court of Minnesota (ICOM). On September 11 at the Gay 90’s, the organization will host Investiture XIX, at which the monarchs will install their Line of Succession, including the Prince Royale and Princess Royale.

Lynx Sign Whalen to Multiyear Contract Extension

On August 12, the Minnesota Lynx announced that the team signed All-Star guard Lindsay Whalen to a multiyear contract extension. Originally acquired on January 12 via a trade with the Connecticut Sun, she currently is in her first season with the Lynx. The 5’9” player is a native of Hutchinson, Minnesota. For more information, including a schedule of games, visit <www.wnba.com/lynx>.

TCGSL Wins 2012 Gay Softball World Series Bid

In a unanimous vote, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAA) recently granted the bid presented by the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League (TCGSL) to host the 2012 Gay Softball World Series. The event, which runs August 13-18, 2012, will draw to the Twin Cities an estimated 180 teams, including 2,600 athletes and 1,000 fans. TCGSL previously hosted the event in 1996.

2010 Minnesota AIDS Trek Canceled

On August 5, the Minnesota AIDS Trek Board of Directors announced that it has canceled this year’s event. The group cited a lack of participation and funding as the reason for its decision. It felt that the response from the community, mainly a low number of registrations for riders and crew, was not sufficient to ensure safety. The trek had been held annually since 1986.

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