The Advocate has a great piece on out lesbian Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus, who will be part of Team USA basketball this summer in London. What makes Michelle Garcia's article so great is how much it focuses on Augustus the athlete, not Augustus the lesbian. Garcia touches on that, as we learn about the Lynx star's encounter with her soon-to-be-wife. But it's the Lynx star's WNBA championship last season, and her impending run at a gold medal this summer, that are the focus.
Augustus has been through a lot between her 2008 and 2012 gold-medal attempts on Team USA. After the last Olympic games, Augustus’s hopes for a WNBA title were cut short after she suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in June 2009. She was forced to sit out for the rest of the season, with plans for a comeback in 2010. Her hopes were dashed again, however, when she learned she had fibroids and needed surgery to have them removed. She said having two health problems in the same year required her to become conscious of her healing and avoiding re-injury.
PHOTO: Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus (33) drives the ball up court against the Atlanta Dream during the fourth quarter in game three of the WNBA Finals at Philips Arena. The Lynx defeated the Dream 73-67. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE