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Queen Allyson Allante
Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York

IQKNY President
and
STONEWALL
Rebellion Veterans' Association
S.V.A. Spokesperson

  

 

"The Stonewall Statue of Liberty"
[Professional Photography by Benay Phillips]
[Rainbow Dress Design by Jerramee]
[Make-Up by Klaudia Roc]
[Rainbow Acrylic Nails by Randee Elaine]
[Fabulous Hair by Guy Salice of Andre II's Salon]


Imperial Queen Allyson Ann Allante is fabulously "The Stonewall Statue of Liberty"!  She is grandly, colorfully and proudly posing as the new, live and Gay community version of the Statue of Liberty.  Queen Allyson was instantly surrounded by paparazzi from every major and minor newspaper, magazine and television station and, from the overflowing parade sidelines, spectators cheering loudly and proudly and shooting endless photos.  In the middle of it all, the Imperial Queen gave quick quip interviews including to the New York Daily News.  It was all a remarkably stunning and beautiful sight, one caught in a split moment of the exciting annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") Pride Parade.  The location is on Fifth Avenue -- the Queen of Avenues -- in Manhattan, New York.  Then, as an added surprise and media bonanza, Queen Allyson held an impromptu and welcomed public meeting with N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani who was waiting nearby with his entourage.  The New York press were literally ecstatic!  Ironically, in the photo above, the fabulous St. Patrick's Cathedral sets the grand background!  The New York Post commented in one of their parade stories that the only two things really worthwhile seeing in the entire Gay Pride Parade were the classic "Stonewall Car" and the classy "Stonewall Queen"!  Complimentarily, The New York Times has quipped that Queen Allyson is to the Gays what Princess Diana is to the British.  They went further in observing certain similarities of outfits, referring to one of Allyson's gowns as "qualified to be a Diana original knock-off"!  Meanwhile, Queen Allyson as the "Stonewall Statue of Liberty" was heard declaring: 
"Give me your Gays... give me your Lesbians... give me your Bisexuals... give me your Transgendered... give me your Questioning... give me your Closet Cases... give me your Fag Hags...."
 



 

=====Compact Bio of Queen Allyson=====

Allyson was first-named after her #1 actress Lana Turner's daughter 'Allison' (McKenzie) in the blockbuster book and Academy-Award-winning film "Peyton Place".  Our Allyson's maiden name 'Anderson' is derived from another hit and ultra-dramatic Lana Turner film, "Madame X", in which L.T. portrays Holly 'Anderson'.  If you know Allyson, you know her favoroite actress always was and is Hollywood queen Lana Turner.  After all, they do have many commonalities.  Our Allyson's last name changed when she married the tall, dark, handsome, athletic and elusive Marlon Allante in 1989.  Her third husband (the 1990s), the body-building, debonniare and impressive-looking Farrell Armstrong, is the absolute fave of her friends and fans.  They are pictured below in a magazine special on the film "Stonewall".  Farrell was on the movie set when Allyson was filmed for her real-life, testimonial Stonewall role in "Stonewall"!

With the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association (S.V.A.) or the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York (IQKNY), Queen Allyson is recognizable in leading annual GLBT pride parades in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and/or The Bronx in New York City and occasionally on Long Island.  In public parades with plenty of paparazzi, the Queen always has her carriage:  the metallic blue 1969 classic Cadillac open-convertible popularly known as the "Stonewall Car".  The famous car, once owned by the IQKNY, was previously and currently owned by the S.V.A..       

[Note:  This biographical section will be expanded.  More fabulous pix will be posted soon before the end of 2013!]

   



 


1999

Stonewall Showtyme:  Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York

30th Anniversary (1969 to 1999) of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York 
featuring Queen Allyson Allante at The Stonewall Club
[Photo by Terri Van Dyke]

   

Included in the colorful Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York ("IQKNY") 1999 photo above are several veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A."), namely:  Queen Allyson Ann Allante, IQKNY President and S.V.A. Spokesperson; legendary jazz entertainer Miss Kitt Holiday, IQKNY Social Chairperson and S.V.A. Executive Committee; Geistmeister Thomas R. Stevens ("TRS"), S.V.A. General Secretary; Electra "Lux" O'Mara, S.V.A. Recording Secretary; "Hurricane" Dave West, S.V.A. Public Relationist; and SW-Vet Ray McCaffrey's sister, Duchess Rayette, IQKNY Treasurer.  Even a Stonewall veteran took the photo:  Terri Van Dyke, S.V.A. Treasurer.  Having Stonewall Vetz perform on stage at The Stonewall Club really evokes the authentic "Spirit of Stonewall"!  Other IQKNY performers pictured include the following:  Princess Venise Charles (of Long Island), Cristiaane O'Neill (of Manhattan), Mishell Lynch (of The Bronx), Princess Jenni Egan (of Queens), Adora Sanchez (of Brooklyn) and Countess Cindy Chan (of Communist China).

 


 

1998



Queen Allyson Allante & the 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Car"
-- both on display at New York City Police Headquarters
[Photo by GOAL officer / NYCPD Sgt. Erin J. O'Reilly]

 


 

1997
 

    Cover Gyrl:  Imperial Queen Allyson Ann Allante

     Tapestry Magazine (Summer 1997) 

 

Story:  "The Irrepressible Queen Allyson on Stonewall the Rebellion, the Movement, the Movie!!!"  Photo:  On the cover of a magazine (left-to-right):  Christy Lynn Bellink, Miss Kitt Holiday, Queen Allyson Allante and Cindy Chan  
[Photography by Mariette Pathy-Allen]

     

   
Cover Story:  Queen Allyson & The Gyrlz

Shown above (L-2-R):  Christy Lynn Bellink, Kitt Holiday, Allyson Allante and Cindy Chan

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Upcoming Photo!

Queen Allyson & The Girlz

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from the Tapestry Magazine Session

[Photography by Mariette P. Allen]

   

   

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Tapestry Interview:  Queen Allyson Allante

       Interview:  "Queen Allyson Allante:  From Stonewall the Rebellion to Stonewall the Movie  ....and All Parts in Between"

     

   

    Stonewall Centerfold:  Queen Allyson & King Farrell   

Allyson Tapestry Farrell poster

Centerfold:  Queen Allyson Allante & King Farrell Armstrong -- surounded by film clip photos from "Stonewall" movie.  La Miranda (shown above) is played by Guillermo Diaz, who nearly twenty years later became a co-star of the television hit show "Scandal".  This one-piece Queen Allyson centerfold serves as a framable poster or pin-up.
[Studio portrait of Allyson & Farrell by Mariette Pathy-Allen]


   
 
Tapestry Magazine Interview Continued:  Queen Allyson

       Feature Story:  Rare Interview with IQKNY's reigning Queen Allyson Allante

       

  Official Portrait:  Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York Officials   

Officials of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York
Front row (l-2-r):  Marquessa Kitt Holiday, Queen Allyson Allante, King Farrell Armstrong
Back row:  Clover Clovoria, Princess Christy Lynn Bellink, Baroness Beth Elle, Countess Cindy Chan
[Photography by Mariette Pathy-Allen]

   

     

   

1996

Queen Allyson - 1996

Queen Allyson Ann on her 'set' at home for "Stonewall" film
[Photo by Farrell Armstrong]

Unlike all of the other Stonewall vets -- in all ways -- who were interviewed on film and actually accepted and cast in the "Stonewall" movie, Queen Allyson even chose her own movie set!  She strongly suggested (demanded a la Lana Turner) and the producers gladly agreed to film AAA in her own home at a luxury condominium high-rise in Manhattan.  Although it is evening time -- the time zone that Allyson chose -- the distant background through the window is the Palisades in New Jersey!  This site location is at The Bromley on Broadway at West 83rd Street in the Upper West Side.  King Farrell and Queen Allyson's condo apartment is on the 20th (of 21 floors) with a spectacular view.  One floor up on the penthouse level is entertainer/actor/producer Harvey Feirstein with transgender hits "La Cage Aux Folles" Broadway musical, "Torch Song Trilogy" the movie and "Hairspray" the play.  Ironically, the "Church Lady" from "Saturday Night Live" also lives in the building!  Isn't that 'special'?  Allyson's wardrobe for the movie is totally her own.  The black, high-cocktail sequenced dress and accessories in the photo are exactly what AAA is wearing in the film.  As a result of this full-feature movie, Queen Allyson is listed in many film sources including the International Movie Database at:  www.IMDB.com. {Enter:  Stonewall.}

   

   


Queen Allyson's insider movie review of "Stonewall"

 

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Queen Allyson appears as Herself in the fact-based film "Stonewall"
www.Ask.com/wiki/Stonewall_(film)

 


 

1995

Queen Allyson:  "Stonewall Over The Rainbow"
Location on Fifth Avenue is in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral
[Photography by Benay Phillips]

   

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Queen Allyson leading the annual New York City GLBT Pride Parade
[Photo by Electra O'Mara]

After the Dykes-on-Bykes motorcycles parade escort, the one-third-of-a-million person annual GLBT Pride Parade starts with Queen Allyson Allante and the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association leading the marching extravaganza with the fabulous candy blue 1969 Cadillac convertible.  Pictured with Queen Allyson is noted historian Martin Duberman, author of the book "Stonewall".  Martin broke through the police baracades to join his "Stonewall" movie star for a parade-stopping photo-op.  Queen Allyson appears as Herself in the movie "Stonewall" based on Mr. Duberman's book.  Proudly shown sitting atop the rear seat of the famous "Stonewall Car" are some veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, all officers of the S.V.A. (l-2-r):  Storme DeLarverie, Yvonne Ritter and Jeremiah Newton and vet Randy Wicker standing next to the famous car.   



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Imperial Queen Allyson Allante at The Copacabana Ball in N.Y.C.

 
Queen Allyson Copa Hasan Ringer

Prince Jamal Ringstone & Queen Allyson Allante at The Copacabana
[Photo by King Storme DeLarverie]

 

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Queen Allyson & Friends at The Copacabana
[Photo by Jamal Ringstone] 

Glamorously shown above at the annual "New York City Bar People's Ball" at The Copacabana are (l-2-r):  Queen Allyson Allante, President of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York ("IQKNY"); Baroness Barbara "Babs" Casbar-Saperstein (of Old Jersey), Treasurer of the Greater New York Gender Alliance ("GNYGA"); and "Hurricane" Dave West, bodybuilder Public Relationist of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.").

 

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Queen Allyson:  Special Entertainer

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Photo of King Farrell, Judge Karen & Queen Allyson

to be finally placed here by the Summer of 2012

by S.V.A. Webmistress Babsala Lynn

filename:  King-Farrell__Judge-Karala_Queen-Allyson

     

Event date:  Saturday, February 4, 1995 in Queens, N.Y.  

   

   


 

1994

 

Letter from former N.Y.C. Mayor John Lindsay to Queen Allyson





For the 25th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and the entire "Stonewall 25" anniversary, all of the Stonewall veterans -- in person, via mail, by phone and through fax -- voted on which Stonewall veteran they wanted to be the Official Spokesperson for the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") in interviews with televison stations, magazines and newspapers and on stage in Central Park for the historic and huge celebration rally.  The overwhelming choice was the widely-known, well-versed and glamorous Queen Allyson Ann Allante!  On an absolutely beautiful, sunny and proud day, leading with Queen Allyson the alternative, non-U.N. "Authentic Stonewall 25 March" up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, will be the only vehicle in either march, namely, the classic 1969 Cadillac blue convertible "Stonewall Car".  This grand chariot will be carrying Queen Allyson and some of her "Stonewall Girlz" namely Bonnie Bluegown, Electra O'Mara and Sylvia Rivera.  Driven by the mocha handsome, very talented and sexy hot Kevin "Rockwell" O'Neal, the "Stonewall Queens" will be driven as close as possible to the park staging area.  Security shall be tight for these legendary Stonewall Galz.  On the huge stage, Queen Allyson, in a beautiful, muave-colored, sequinced, designer gown, will be joined by almost all of the other Stonewall Vetz (at least "25") from both GLBT pride anniversary marches.  Allyson is the one who will speak with several prepared statements from the S.V.A. organization and ACT-UP as well as extemperaneous observations and comments directly from the Queen!  In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the S.V.A., Queen Allyson is the longtime Imperial Queen and President of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York.  The IQKNY was mentioned several times in their Queen's literally stirring speech.  

Spirit of Stonewall March 1994

Activist Queen Allyson leading the New York City "Spirit of Stonewall March"
[Iconic photo by Leigh McManus of S.V.A.]


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Queen Allyson Allante the Historic "Stonewall 25" Spokesperson
with an Audience of One Million People in Central Park, NYC!

Incredible backstage view of some Stonewall Veterans at SW-25

Queen Allyson, 1st in the historic line-up of 25 Stonewall Rebellion Veterans
across the huge stage in Central Park for the 25th international anniversary
of "Stonewall" with an audience of over one million people and over 1,000 
journalists, reporters, television cameras, etc. from all around the World!
This photo was taken after Queen Allyson spoke at the podium shown.
[Photograph by K. Rockwell O'Neal for the STONEWALL Veterans' Association]




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For the 25th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and the entire "Stonewall 25" anniversary, all of the Stonewall veterans -- in person, via mail, by phone and through fax -- voted on which Stonewall veteran they wanted to be the Official Spokesperson for the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") in interviews with televison stations, magazines and newspapers and on stage in Central Park for the historic and huge celebration rally.  The overwhelming choice was the widely-known, well-versed and glamorous Queen Allyson Ann Allante!  On an absolutely beautiful, sunny and proud day, leading with Queen Allyson the alternative, non-U.N. "Authentic Stonewall 25 March" up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, was the only vehicle in either march, namely, the classic 1969 Cadillac blue convertible "Stonewall Car".  This grand chariot will be carrying Queen Allyson and some of her "Stonewall Girlz" namely Bonnie Bluegown, Electra O'Mara and Sylvia Rivera.  Driven by the handsome, talented and sexy Kevin "Rockwell" O'Neal, the "Stonewall Queens" were driven as close as possible to the park staging area.  Security was tight for these legendary Stonewall Galz.  On the huge stage, Queen Allyson, in a beautiful, muave-colored, sequinced, designer gown, was joined by almost all of the other Stonewall Vetz (at least "25") from both Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender ("GLBT") pride anniversary marches.  Allyson was the one who spoke with several prepared statements from the S.V.A. organization and ACT-UP as well as extemperaneous observations and comments directly from the Queen!  In addition to being on the Board of Directors of the S.V.A., Queen Allyson is the longtime Imperial Queen and President of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York.  The IQKNY was mentioned several times in their Queen's literally stirring speech to all of the GLBT people and their hundreds of thousands of supporters!

 

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Queen Allyson's Historic Reunion with Stonewall Veterans
   
Stonewall Veterans after Stage Appearance at Central Park Gay Pride Rally

Queen Allyson and some of the veteran Stonewall Queens
-- and Guys --
in the "Press Area" being photographed from
 all over the World for the monumental "Stonewall 25" event

[Photograph by Leigh McManus for the S.V.A.]
   


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The Pride of Long Island:  Queen Allyson

Allyson 1994 LI SW Car

Queen Allyson in Long Island after leading the GLBT Pride Parade
Sequin cocktail dress designed by Kevin Baxter of Long Island
Cadillac convertible designed by General Motors
Hair and make-up by Sandye Tee of Long Beach, LI
[Photo by Jeremiah Newton]

 
Note:  This photo of Queen Allyson and the classic Cadillac convertible
has been republished in many media and internet venues including:
https://www.WashingtonPost.com/news/book-party/wp/2016/02/17 



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Queen Allyson's partner in life and business is the affable, debonaire, very European-styled (born in the French-flavored island of Martinique), handsome, body-building, popular King Farrell J. Armstrong, the elected Imperial King of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York.  The public duo and sometimes show "Allyson & Farrell" present a stunning, stylish, eye-catching and hot royal couple.  They have done so since they met on September 13, 1989, in Greenwich Village, New York -- at a West 14th Street candy store ironically named Debonaire!   

 


 

  1993

Queen Allyson Allante at the Annual Copacabana Ball in N.Y.C.

Queen Allyson Paul Lucre

Queen Allyson Allante at The Copacabana
posing with Skip Shanagan (L) and Paul Lucre (R)
Gown designed by Kevin Baxter of Long Island
[Photo by King Storme DeLarverie]

 

   


 

  1992   

Imperial Queen Allyson at the Yearly Copa Ball

 

Queen Allyson at The Copacabana
"The Queen's Birthday" 
Gown designed by Kevin Baxter of Long Island
[Photo by Farrell Armstrong]


 

   

1991

Qn. AAA - 1991

Imperial Queen Allyson at Long Island Pride Parade line-up 
[Photo by Peter Devlin Fink]

Queen Allyson Allante was the special guest at this annual GLBT Pride Parade in Long Island.  Pictured above is the gathering place for the parade at a huge shopping center's parking area in Huntington of Long Island.  The 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Car" was leading the Long Island Pride Parade.  The famous vehicle was carrying only Allyson the Queen representing both the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") and the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York ("IQKNY").  Each organization had a big, long, custom vinyl sign on one side of the car.  Pictured driving is Farrell Armstrong and riding shotgun is red-headed Randy Rainbow.

   


   

1986

Queen Allyson and IQKNY at The Copacabana

Imperial Queens Copacabana 1986

Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York at The Copacabana
  Zelda Gibbs, Kevin M. Baxter, Queen Allyson, Connie Cardinale and Eugene 'Gene' Galvin  
[Photo by Baron P. Morris, Jr.]



   


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10 April
2016

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==2016:  47th Anniversary of the NYC Stonewall Rebellion==
[Friday night, June 27 ~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969]

 

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