April 10th People

April 10th

04-10-1890 – 01-15-1952 Maata Mahupuku – Born in Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand. She was of Māori descent. She is best remembered as friend and lover of writer Katherine Mansfield, whom she met at school in Wellington. She did marry and had children. She died in 1952 from heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

04-10-1936 – 08-18-1998 Bernice Bing – Born in San Francisco Chinatown, California. She was a Chinese-American lesbian artist involved with the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the 1960s. She used calligraphy-inspired abstraction in her painting which she adopted after studying with artist Saburo Hasegara. She was also known for her interest in the Beats and Zen Buddhism. She died in 1998 from cancer.

04-10-1980 Sean Avery – Born in North York, Toronto, Canada. He is a supporter of LGBT rights. Avery is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. During his career in the National Hockey League, he played  for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and the New York Rangers. In May 2011, Sean AveryAvery recorded a video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign, in support of same-sex marriage. He also traveled to Albany, New York, to lobby politicians prior to the July 2011 legalization of same-sex marriage in New York State. In May 2012, Avery joined the board of directors of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization focused on ending homophobia and trans-phobia in sports by educating those in the athletic community and empowering them to take a stand against prejudice.

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