2017 S.V.A. Supporters
U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Jane Maloney
S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson
(serving two 5-year terms from July 1, 1999 thru June 30, 2009)
S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson
(re-elected 2013 as newly-created and expanded S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson)
Cong. Carolina's Historically-Timely Letter to the S.V.A.
Congresswoman Carolina Rounds Up Billionaires for The Pandas!
"Queen Carolina" Visits the S.V.A. Stonewall Veterans
On the occasion of the worldwide release of the new movie "STONEWALL", for which Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was invited to the premiere in Hollywood, the Queen visits her loyal yet prominent subjects at the monthly meeting of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association! For this Stonewall-themed event, the special guest speakers are three of the original New York City Police Department "Stonewall Cops". The congressmember has always been extra supportive of the NY cops and the Stonewall vets! Meeting at the Manhattan GLBT Community Center is 4:15 p.m. til 6 p.m.
Congresswoman "Carolina" Maloney Wishes S.V.A. a Happy 46th Anniversary
Congresswoman Maloney Rallies for Endangered Pandas
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proudly promotes pandas at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Second Inauguration with his welcoming and smiling approval:
Congresswoman Maloney's Annual Letter of Recognition to the S.V.A.
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proudly holds press conference on occasion of the first time that married Gay couples can file "joint tax returns" with the IRS
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney splendidly handled this significant outdoors press conference lauding the historic Gay rights milestone of married Gay couples being able to finally file federal joint tax returns from any state in America with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Imagine, a right for a married couple to file taxes together as a couple? It's true! The press conference was held appropriately out front of an IRS building at 110 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, NY, on April 14 the day before Tax Day! Ironically, it is located in the "theatre district"! The STONEWALL Veterans' Association was represented by director Williamson Henderson, PRIDE Democrats by first Vice-President Steven Gradman and the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York City by their Vice-Chair Princess Jenni April Egan. Special guest was openly-Gay and gayly-married Randy Jones from the Gay singing group The Village People! The fun congresswoman persuaded Randy to sing some of "YMCA"!
Cong. Maloney annual letter to the STONEWALL V.A. and trumpeting
the two monumental Supreme Court Decisons favoring Gay Marriage
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's Letter to the S.V.A.
on the Eve of the Organization's 43rd Anniversary
Clifton H.W. Maloney, the renowned husband of Congresswoman Carolyn for over 33 years, died suddenly from a heart attack after mountaineering on Cho-Oyo, the world's sixth-tallest mountain, globally located between Tibet and Nepal in The Himalayas in China. With handsome, happy and athletic looks that belied his age, "Clif" would have been 72 in less than three weeks on October 15th. He has been an accomplished mountain climber, hiker and marathon runner. Besides his incredible Wall Street financial career acclaim, Clif Maloney was known as a wonderful, wise and witty guy. Several S.V.A. members had the pleasure of knowing him for years. Clif was a supportive in all ways husband of his successful wife Carolyn's illustrious career as a former NYC councilmember and a current U.S. congressmember (since 1992). While they both were on vacations in 1975, he from New York and she from North Carolina, they met in the West Indies in Jamaica and married in New York in 1976. They still own a house in Montego Bay. In addition to his wonderful wife Carolyn, at home, Clif has two lovely daughters Christina (29) and Virginia (22). Even their daughters have been to S.V.A. events. Due to the complicated international nature in China, which involved the assistance of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Embassy in China, and the mountaintop location of Mr. Maloney, all arrangements were delayed.
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney received mourners for her husband Clifton at their townhouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Wednesday, October 7th evening session from 6 to 8 p.m. was attended by NYCPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, NY Judges Lucy Billings, Rick Braun and Kathryn Freed, Eastside Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, community activist Liz V. Abzug and representing the S.V.A, Williamson Henderson, among many other guests. A funeral mass for Clifton was at Brick Presbyterian Church at 1140 Park Avenue between East 91st and 92nd Streets in Manhattan, New York. It was held Friday, October 9th @ 11 a.m.
Christie, Congresswoman Carolyn and Williamson Henderson
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney had an extra busy summer
her "Rumors Of Our (Women's) Progress Are Greatly Exaggerated" book
tour in between all of the Congressional goings-on (e.g., Wall Street
financial bail-outs). The above casual photo of
the Congresswoman (the S.V.A.
Honorary Female Chair) with AnDre Christie (the S.V.A. Assistant) and
Williamson Henderson (the S.V.A. Director) is at one of the book
receptions in Manhattan. Everyone had a wonderful time as is
clearly exemplified by this happy photo!
For more 411 on Congresswoman Carolyn's
Jamaican-American friend AnDre, see
of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"
Members of the S.V.A. have gladly participated
in all of the various book forums,
About The Book "Rumors".... About The Author "Carolina"
2008 - "Let's Twist Again" with Carolyn Checker
Congressmember Maloney's 2007 Letter to the S.V.A.
Update: It has been located from a vaulted file in the Summer of 2012
and it will be posted soon -- post-Convention!
[Cong. CBM annual letter to S.V.A. is long received and n progress to be placed here.]
2007 Movie: "A Life Interrupted - The Debbie Smith Story" featuring CBM
New movie "A Life Interrupted" premieres on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime television (Channel 12 in New York). It is the story of housewife Debbie Smith who was dragged from her own home in Williamsburg, Virginia, brutally attacked and raped in a wooded area of her own backyard. The film is also the powerful story of Debbie's subsequent turn to activism against rapists and increase the chances of justice for their victims. Six years after Debbie's devastating experience, her assailant, already in prison on other convicted charges, was identified. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proposed the original legislation which would fund evidence-gathering "rape kits" and help put more rapists in jail. Carolyn ensured that this legislation in the interests of rape victims was passed by Congress. The legislation is named the Debbie Smith Act of 2003. President George Bush, Jr., wholeheartedly signed the act into law in 2004. Debbie Smith became the face of this anti-rapist law. The movie is also a profile in determination how Debbie survived her ordeal, persevered for the better and accomplished greater goods despite her life being turned upside down. In the riveting film, Debbie is played by Lea Thompson and Carolyn is portrayed by Lynn Adams. After the conclusion of the film, both Debbie Smith and Carolyn Maloney personally appear in public service announcements regarding rape victims.
Congratulations to Congressmember Carolyn for once again making a big and better difference in the well-being of the lives of her constituents and far beyond to all Americans -- females and males.
[Congressmember Maloney's original 2005 letter was received by the S.V.A. Assistant AnDre Christie; however, when located by him, it will be scanned and placed here! Even years later, we definitely have it. Luckily, Carolyn -- who met her New York husband Clifton in Jamaica -- loves the "beautiful and polite" Jamaican-born AnDre!]
2004 -- St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Party
Congresswoman Carolina near TGIF's getting ready for a St.
Congressmember Maloney is honored by Manhattan Democratic Club
Pictured floweringly are Congressmember Carolyn and S.V.A. President Williamson
[Photo by Raymond J. McCaffrey]
2003 - Congressmember Carolyn's Note to S.V.A.'s Williamson
2002 - Merry Christmas from The Maloneys
2002 - Queen of the Pride Parade: Carolyn Bee Maloney
The S.V.A. leads Gay Pride Parade
with Congressmember Carolyn and the "Stonewall Car"
Williamson Henderson, Congresswoman Carolyn, SVA's Chaplain
Rev. Magora Kennedy and NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum
[Photo by Rick Rodrigues]
Honorary New York City Fire Dep't Fireperson Carolyn Maloney
Note: Reproduced in lavender from the STONEWALL Newzletta
"New Millennium Gay Pride Edition" (2000) as this
letter was selected as one of the "S.V.A.'s Top 5 Best Letters"..
Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney
Carolyn Jane Bosher-Maloney was born on the 19th of February in 1948 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Carolyn was elected to the New York City Council in 1982 and took her seat in 1983. While in the Council, she demonstrated political courage (at the time) when she introduced the first measure in New York to legally recognize "domestic partnerships", including those of same-gender, i.e., Gay couples. Carolyn was the first woman to give birth while serving as a City Councilmember. The baby (her second child) was named Virginia!
In June of 1999, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney was unanimously elected by the membership of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") to be its next Honorary Female Chairperson. She succeeded Liz J. Abzug who held the post temporarily for one year after we lost her mother, former Congressmember Bella S. Abzug. Bella was the S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson for three decades! Congressmember Carolyn is most honored by that distinction as she greatly admired Bella! In fact, Carolyn was the only sitting public official invited to speak at the tribute at Bella's memorial services at Riverside Chapel on April 2, 1998.
For 2006, just relating to the STONEWALL Veterans' Association, Congressmember Carolyn is the featured speaker at the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, hosted by Bella's daughter and S.V.A. Honorary Member Liz Abzug, on Wednesday, February 8th @ 10 a.m.; the keynote speaker at the annual International Gay Business Expo on Saturday, March 25th @ 11 a.m.; and leading the annual New York City Gay Pride Parade with the S.V.A. and the 1969 "Stonewall Car" on Sunday, June 25th @ 12 noon. In addition, the favorite Congressmember was the special guest speaker at the monthly S.V.A. meeting last January. This year Carolyn is also running for re-election to Congress and she deservedly has the full support of all of the members of the S.V.A. of which she is the beloved Honorary Female Chairperson.In the Spring of 2008, Congressmember Carolyn's book, "Rumors Of Our Progress Are Greatly Exaggerated", about the women's movement and the real and perceived progress of women today and how it can be improved, was released to critical praise. On May 29th, the Congressmember appeared on popular New York 1 News television to tell about her book in a great interview! At the end of 2008, disappointingly, the Congressmember decided not to have her annual holiday party. At the "S.V.A. 40th Annual Conference & Veterans Reunion" on Gay Pride Weekend in New York City in 2009, surprisingly, the Congressmember was absent although many public officials and the media were present. (Who gives her this wrong advice?) Carolyn was missed! Nor was the Congressmember present at the SVA's "40th Anniversary Party at The Stonewall Club". (Who gives her this bad advice?) "Carolina" was missed!
On the 26th of September in 2009, Carolyn shockingly lost her wonderful husband of 33 years, Clifton H.W. Maloney. He died suddenly in his sleep, and at peace, after a rugged mountain climbing expedition in The Himalayas in China! Clif had reached the 27,000 foot peak! Clif has been a very supportive, creative and loving husband to Carolyn and her careers at the NYC Council and currently in the U.S. Congress and to their two lovely daughters Christina and Virginia.
For more biography on Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
4 November 2014
14 April 2014
*19 January 2012
Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney and S.V.A. Officials at
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "State-of-the-City Address"
at Morris Memorial High School Campus, South Bronx, N.Y.
on Thursday, January 12, 2012.
28 August 2012
4, 5 and 6 September 2012
*4 February 2013
S.V.A. Honorary Male Chairperson Mayor Ed Koch's Funeral Services
at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NY
==2016: 47th Anniversary of N.Y.C. Stonewall
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