Past Ambassadress to Puerto Rico and Latin America
Executive Committee Member
Cristina Hayworth, Ivana Valentin and Sylvia Rivera
"Stonewall 25" -- Stonewall
Rebellion Veterans Reunion
Cristina Hayworth with NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani at
most significant and unique reunion in Gay history, STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans
members proudly pictured above are
Allyson A. Allante, S.V.A. Spokesperson; Jeremiah J. Newton,
S.V.A. Vice-President; Sylvia Rae Rivera, S.V.A. Secretary; Cristina
Santiago Hayworth, S.V.A. Ambassadress (up from Puerta Rica); Yvonne
S.V.A. Executive Committee; Ivana
Valentin, Executive Committee; Danny Garvin, S.V.A. member;
Terri Van Dyke, S.V.A. Treasurer; Ramon Morales-Torres,
SVA-25 Committee; and
many other veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion not shown as
they span across the huge stage.
The media -- television, radio and print -- all had a huge
Gay bonanza with this tremendous one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime
Cristina and Stonewall Veterans pose at GLBT Parade Line-Up NYC
The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans
("S.V.A.") pre-Gay Pride Parade, partial line-up
off Fifth Avenue is shown on Sunday, June 28, 1998 on Fifth Avenue,
Manhattan, NYC. Pictured
above are (l-2-r):
Terri Van Dyke, S.V.A. Treasurer (far left -- in all ways);
Dave West, S.V.A. Public
Relationist (wearing admiral hat); Cristina
(up from San Juan,
Puerta Rica) S.V.A. Ambassadress (acting stoic and co-holding car
Electra O'Mara (smiling with hair pulled back and wearing glasses)
S.V.A. Recording Secretary; Toni "La Putita" Polita, Bus
Ride Committee (co-holding car sign);
Stormé DeLarverie, S.V.A. Vice-President (with rainbow military
helmet); Molly Bee
Aitken, Executive Committee (full-length black dress with
sunglasses on head); Williamson Henderson, S.V.A. President (standing
sideways and wearing hot white pants);
Thomas 'Tom' Robert "TRS" Stevens, S.V.A. General Secretary (right
rear, peering over headtops); and Les Morgan, Executive
Committee (little guy in front of big TRS). Ray McCaffrey, S.V.A.
Financial Secretary, among
others, was with us, too -- he took the S.V.A. group photo.
SVA's Cristina Hayworth at NYC's Gracie Mansion with Mayor
Photo by Ray McCaffrey]
The June 1999 photograph shown was on the
occasion of honoring the 30th anniverasary of the Stonewall Rebellion
at Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani's Gay Pride celebration at New York
City's Gracie Mansion. Pictured on the far
left is Harriet Garblestein; the vivacious Cristina
bussing the Mayor; on the right busting out with
laughter is S.V.A. director Willson L. Henderson and in the
sheepishly grinning is S.V.A. Vice-President
Jeremiah Newton. This photo for Gay Pride Month is in the
living room of NYC's fabled Gracie Mansion!
Cristina Santiago Hayworth founded the Herencia de Orgullo in Puerto Rico
be placed here!
* * *
(that's not Cristina!!!)
The S.V.A.'s Ambassadress Cristina Hayworth above in a trademark
Cristina pose with her familiar whistling and holding a
big rainbow Gay pride flag
before the beginning of the first Gay Pride Day Parade in
Puerto Rico in 2003!
navigates across Avenue of the Americas/NYC in "Stonewall Car"
famous 1969 Cadillac
"Stonewall Car" is shown in the heart
of Greenwich Village traveling west on Waverly Place
crossing Avenue of the Americas heading toward the Gayest
street in the world: Christopher Street. The
on the side of the car reads: "The 1969 Stonewall Car".
Veterans ridin' high in the "Stonewall Car" pictured above are
(l-2-r): Terri Van Dyke (ridin' "shotgun"); Cristina Hayworth
(up for her annual trek from San Juan standing
in the car a-la-Evita); Yvonne Ritter (atop rear seat, left) and Rev.
Kennedy (atop rear seat, right). Countess Conni Briana
(sun-glared) is driving the "Big Blue". Because for the first time in New York City parade herstory, the
only females, S.V.A. director Willson Henderson labeled it the
"Stonewall Fish Tank""!
Cristina Hayworth with the STONEWALL Veterans' Association leading the
GLBT Pride Parade in New York City down Fifth Avenue in Greenwich
Village. Shown with Cristina are the following:
U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney
of Manhattan's East Side, S.V.A. Director Willson L. Henderson
(dark blue shirt), New
York State Senator Eric Schneiderman of Manhattan's West Side (white
shirt and tie) and Stonewall veterans sitting in the backseat of the
car are S.V.A. Vice-President
Bert Coffman and the SVA's treasurer Terri Van Dyke.
[photo by SVA's Leigh McManus]
Ambassadress Cristina Hayworth of the STONEWALL Veterans'
Association is inimitably
shown in four pictures above
in Puerto Rico, looking faux regal with that gold plastic head
Cristina Santiago Hayworth has been a longtime member of the STONEWALL
Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion
Greenwich Village, New York. Cristina was first elected as the
S.V.A. (international) Ambassadress in 1994 -- the year of "Stonewall
25", celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion
world. The largest celebration was in New York City in Manhattan
where there were two separate Gay Pride "marches" (not "parades"
that one special year). Cristina tearfully accompanied 24
other Stonewall veterans on the huge stage in Central Park. The
S.V.A.'s elected spokesperson Queen Allyson provided the riveting
speech. One of the major themes was the natural Gay, Lesbian,
Bi and Transgender ("GLBT") diversity -- particularly
transgender leaders such as Allyson, Brooke, Cristina, Eleanor, Ivana,
Rose and Sylvia
-- of the Stonewall Club in the late 1960s
and the S.V.A. now.
See Cristina Hayworth with the S.V.A. leading a Gay
Pride parade in NYC at:
The SVA's Ambassadress Cristina
Hayworth of Puerto Rico is riding in the famous 1969 convertible "Stonewall
Car" -- owned by the STONEWALL
Rebellion Veterans Association.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the guest of the S.V.A.
the NYC Gay Pride Parade. The captivating photo shows the mayor
the "Stonewall Car" to personally meet the welcoming Cristina (standing),
Bert Coffman (sitting) and Chyna Fucito (sitting atop back seat).
You can see the metallic blue color of the "Stonewall Car"! This
photo was published in the major newspaper New York Newsday.
Stonewall Ambassadress of the
N.Y.C. Gay Pride Parade
Ambassadress Cristina greeting her
audience along the parade route
Note: Driving the 1969
"Stonewall Car" is the Youth-4-SVA's AnDre Christie
[S.V.A. parade photo by Willson L. Henderson]
The Executive Committee of
the STONEWALL Veterans' Association approved the S.V.A. director
Willson Henderson's appointment
of Cristina S. Hayworth as the official S.V.A. Liaison to Puerto Rico
and Latin America.
Cristina is also involved with the creation of a new political
party in Puerto Rico, which will embrace the civil rights Stonewall
history and current GLBT concerns and issues. The
name of the group is appropriately and proudly called Heritage of Pride
Puerto Rico ("HPPR"). Senorita Cristina is its "presidente
On the occasion of the 39th
anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, S.V.A. Director Willson
L. Henderson expanded Cristina Hayworth's S.V.A. realm to include all of
America besides Puerto Rico! Cristina
has the helpful advantage of natural and fluent Spanish for the
Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender ("GLBT") people who may
telephone the S.V.A. from any of the countries in South
America, Central America and Mexico in addition to the
Dominican Republic and her
native homeland Puerto
SVA-er Cristina Hayworth was campaigning with American presidential
candidate -- active S.V.A. Honorary Member -- U.S.
Senator Hillary Clinton in Puerto
Rico on their "Democratic Primary Day" on Sunday the 1st of
June 2008. Cristina thanked the most-famous American
woman Senator Hillary for the wonderful letter that
senator recently sent to the S.V.A. on the occasion of
"Stonewall 39". Not to miss a beat, Cristina
Director Williamson in Manhattan directly from the
your information, Hillary won the P.R. primary
election by a blow-out of 69%! Fast-forward to
last Sunday in June when Cristina is in Manhattan,
NYC, leading the 39th New York City GLBT Pride Parade with
the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association of the 1969
uprising with the
1969 blue Cadillac "Stonewall Car".
Cristina called the S.V.A. on Thanksgiving Day to wish all of the
American Stonewall veterans a very "Happy Thanksgiving"! She
repledged her 'gracias' to the STONEWALL V.A.
Senorita Cristina looks forward to the new year start of the
commemoration of "Stonewall
Cristina standing in "Stonewall Car" leading the N.Y.C. Pride
Historical: Photo evokes Evita
Peron riding through Buenas Aires!
[Photo by Williamson Henderson]
Puerto Rican Politics with
Cristina Santiago Hayworth
Spotlights: Cristina Santiago Hayworth
Cristina: Interview on
Cristina Hayworth Story in
Newsstory about Cristina in
Puerto Rico on Telemundo TV
Transgender 'Who's Who': Cristina Santiago Hayworth of Puerto Rico
If you have information on Cristina Santiago Hayworth (named after the
actress Jill Hayworth), please lettuce know! Also, any informacion on the
whereabouts of Cristina's biological brother Rogelio Gilliard Santiago
in Puerto Rico, possibly at a rehabilitation center, por favor, let S.V.A. know,
-- particularly during this worldwide 50th anniversary of "Stonewall" --
via email at SVA@StonewallVets.org or por telefono at (212) 627-1969.
* * * G.L.B.T. Pride Month * * *
50th Anniversary of the GLBT Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27
~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]
Make Puerto Rico the 51st American
demand Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico
Puerto Ricans the full right to the American