July 20th People

July 20th

07-20-1950 Roberta Achtenberg – Place of birth unknown. She graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, California. She Roberta Achtenbergis an American politician and the first openly lesbian/gay public official in the US whose appointment to a federal position was confirmed by the US Senate. Before becoming a public official, Achtenberg worked for more than 15 years as a civil rights attorney, nonprofit director, and legal educator. She also co-founded the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

 

(DOB Unknown) Judge David Young – American openly gay judge from Florida. He had an arbitration-based reality court show from September 10, 2007, to September 4, 2009. The series premiered on Judge David Youngtelevision stations across the United States and Canada. Young was the first openly gay TV judge. Much of Young’s behavior was comically campy. He would frequently burst into show tunes and warned guests that there is only “one queen” allowed in his courtroom and that’s him. Young said he wanted to be a role model for LGBT youth. His life partner is Scott Bernstein, who was also an elected judge in the Miami-Dade County judicial system.

 

(Dob Unknown) Sande Zeig – Born in New York, city unknown) She is an American film director and writer. She was the partner of late French feministSande Zeig writer Monique Wittig. She directed the 2000 romantic drama The Girl, which is based on a short story by Wittig. Her 2008 biographical film, Soul Masters: Dr. Guo and Dr. Sha, follows the work of two Chinese healers, one of whom had previously treated Zeig’s father. She is also the founder of New York film distribution company Artistic License.

 

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