July 24th People

July 24th

07-24-1865 – 05-01-1960 Dorothy Bussy (born Dorothy Strachey) – Born in the United Kingdom (place unknown). She was an English novelist and translator. Married to French painter Simon Bussy. She was bisexual and had an affair with Lady Ottoline Morrell. She anonymously published one novel, Olivia, in 1949, in which lesbian lovers get entangled in the emotional and sexually-charged atmosphere of erotic pedagogy (attraction or love between teacher and pupil) in a girls’ school. She was a teacher at the Marie Souvestre girls’ school when it was relocated from France to Allenswood, England. One of her pupils was Eleanor Roosevelt.

07-24-1956 Judge Harvey Brownstone – Born in Paris, France. He became a Canadian citizen. He was appointed a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 1995, making him the first openly Judge Harvey Brownstonegay judge in Canada. Brownstone is also a bestselling author and host of a television talk show on matters involving family law. Having been born in France and raised by a French-speaking mother and an English-speaking father, Justice Brownstone is fluently bilingual and is the only Provincial Judge in the Toronto Region who hears Family Court cases in both English and French. He performed the marriage of Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer in 2007.

07-24-1982 Anna Paquin – Born in Winnipeg, Canada. She is a Canadian-born New Zealand film, television, and theatre Anna Paquinactress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 1994 for her role in the film The Piano. On April 1, 2010, she came out as bisexual in a public service announcement for Give a Damn campaign as part of the True Colours Fund, an advocacy group organized by Cyndi Lauper dedicated to LGBT equality.

07-24-1987 Mara Wilson – Born in Burbank, California. She is an American author and former child actress. Her film roles included Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1994), and Matilda Wormwood in Matilda (1996). Her mother died of breast cancer on April 26, 1996, after the filming of Matilda. The film was dedicated to her mother’s memory. After the death of her mother, Wilson lost her passion for acting and is now focused on writing. As of 2013, she lives in Queens, New York, and is involved with New York storytelling and comedy. In 2016, she came out as bisexual.

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