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Mayor Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani
(107th Mayor of New York City)
elected NYC Mayor in 1993 and 1997


2008 -- Trying to Throw the Gay Book at Rudy!

"THE SECRET LIFE of RUDY GIULIANI"

America's Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani ("RWG") has an unrequested book aimed at highlighting how socially liberal is RWG!  It is slam-bammed with the titilating title "The Secret Life of Rudy Giuliani", primarily trying to link him to Gays and Drag Queens.  Sounds good to most free-thinking people!  Well, of course, the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("SVA")
-- criminally and wrongly portrayed in the book as 'rioters' in 1969 yet correctly conveyed with political influence ever since -- is mentioned or alluded multiple times.  The SVA's sister group the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York ("IQKNY"), blanketly and wrongly referred to as 'transexuals', is also referenced.  Mayor Rudy consistently supported both organizations.  In fact, an exciting photo is shown of a beaming Mayor Rudy and sexy Queen Allyson Allante of IQKNY together leading a Gay Pride parade with the S.V.A.  The obvious motivation (unnecessary and a little too late) for the sensational book is to guarantee that Rudy would never be the Republican nominee for American President!  The salacious cover of the book shows RWG in drag as "Rudia"!

The "Stonewall-25" Gay Pride marches -- yes, thanks to the STONEWALL V.A. and Act-Up, et al., there were two Gay marches only in 1994 -- are covered in this book.  You rarely see those monumental events boasted even in a Gay book!  The reality is that while most everyone (99%) -- Gay and non-Gay -- were mindlessly saying and foolishly writing that "There would never be two Gay Pride marches in one day in New York City", the S.V.A. was saying, chiefly through Williamson Henderson, that "Yes, there will.  Yes, there will!"  People saying never made the SW-Vetz, et al. more determined to make it happen!  It did!  All the while during the public discussions and debates and even court hearings, Williamson and inner circle SVA-ers knew that while bureaucratic Gay groups were of no help, we had a supportive and admiring friend in City Hall who would ultimately back us up allowing two Gay Pride marches:  Mayor Rudy!  He did!  Quoting the S.V.A.'s Terri Van Dyke, who participated:  "No other mayor before or since... except Mayor Ed Koch... would have had the guts to make that morally bold and politically brave decision!"

Perhaps more than anything, the investigative and provocative book proves what a thoroughly interesting and compelling life that Mayor Rudy has had and continues to have!  It also confirms over and over -- to his State of New York credit -- what an extraordinarily socially-liberal and fair person is Rudy!  He remains -- along with the other three other NYC mayors -- an excellent example of a prominent public official who respectfully supports the renowned STONEWALL Veterans' Association.
 







2008 -- Rudy's Presidential Primary Election

On "Super Tuesday" February 5, 2008, after the disappointing (third place) primary vote tallies in Florida -- the home of hundreds of thousands of prior New Yorkers -- Rudy Giuliani announced the following day that he was withdrawing from the presidential race and endorsing Senator John McCain.  Rudy had been undisputedly in first place in all of the national polls.  His New York-based, credible, high-profile and popular candidacy spoke volumes as to the significance of the great City of New York.  How many city mayors are ever in a position to run for the president of the United States of America?  Previously, Mayor John Lindsay was a Republican-turned-Democrat presidential candidate in 1972. Congratulations to Rudy Giuliani -- you served us proud once again -- America's Mayor!





2007 -- Rudy's Presidential Nominee Candidacy

In New York City onthe 5th of February 2007, Brooklyn-born "America's Mayor" Rudolph W. "Rudy" Giuliani ("RWG") announced that he took the next step -- Federal filing of official intent -- to his 2008 candidacy to be the President of the U.S.A.!  On Thursday, February 15th, RWG confirmed that he is, in fact, a presidential candidate!  By the end of that month, even Timemagazine called the S.V.A. about Rudy!  Particularly during the month of March while campaigning throughout America, Mayor Rudy restated again (and again) his democratic (with a small "d") support for the rights of all American citizens, i.e., Gay people, and for Gay couple civil unions.
     

   


   

2002








2001

New Yorker-of-the-Year:
N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani





New York Magazine's New Yorker-of-the-Year:  Rudy Giuliani







New York City 2001 Gay Pride Parade

It was less than three months before the unknowing and horrific September 11th, 2001, attacks (that's two) on New York City, that N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani hosted his "8th Annual Gay Pride Celebration" at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan, New York.  It was held on Thursday, June 21, 2001, and for the first time, at the perennial urging of S.V.A. President Williamson Henderson, and a few others, it was held not as an early morning breakfast but as an evening cocktail party.  On Sunday, June 24, 2001, Mayor Rudy Giuliani -- and his new and unusual political buddy, Michael R. Bloomberg, successor Republican candidate for N.Y.C. Mayor -- joined the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") and the 1969 blue Cadillac "Stonewall Car" in leading the annual New York City Gay Pride Parade down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.  Of course, Rudy's office called to get the green light that the S.V.A. would have this highly successful media magnate Mr. Bloomberg, who we didn't know personally but only knew of, also as our guest.  His communications director made it clear that the Mayor was asking this favor and that he hoped that the S.V.A. -- of which he was and is an Honorary Member --trusted his judgment in this as we have in other matters. Guess what?  In fact, Mayor Rudy personally introduced mayoral candidate Michael to the S.V.A. President Williamson and other S.V.A. officers.  Williamson and Michael Bloomberghit it off immediately regarding "Stonewall" right in the middle of the Fifth Avenue!  Right was Rudy!!  After all was said and done -- and plenty was done and said --after being endorsed by and promoted by Rudy, media magnate Michael became N.Y.C. Mayor!







2001 - Person-of-the-Year:
Rudy W. Giuliani, America's Mayor



Time Magazine's Person-of-the-Year:  Mayor Rudy Giuliani


 



2000

[Rudolph W. Giuliani]

Note: Reproduced in lavender from the Stonewall NEWZLETTA
"New Millennium Gay Pride Edition" (2000) as this
letter was selected as one of "S.V.A.'s Top 5 Best Letters"
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S.V.A. Post-Parade 2000 Press Release



Press Release regarding Gay Pride Parade by S.V.A. Director Williamson









N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani hosts
2000 Gay Pride Celebration




Pictured above on the front cover of the Summer of 2000 issue of the STONEWALL Newzletta are (l-2-r): STONEWALL Veterans' Association officers Terri Van Dyke (Treasurer), Williamson Henderson (President) and Cristina Hayworth (Ambassadress) with host Mayor Rudy Giuliani at fabled Gracie Mansion for the annual N.Y.C. GayPride Celebration.







2000 Mayoral Breakfast Invitation to
Gay Pride Month Celebration









1999

[Rudolph W. Giuliani]





Mayor Rudy Giuliani hosts 1999 Gay Pride Celebration at Gracie Mansion

For those Americans nationwide and non-American citizens worldwide who may not know, this is a tradition for New York City Mayors started by the internationally-known NYC Mayor Ed Koch.  Many NYC public officials such as the borough president, the comptroller and the public advocatesponsor their own diverse Gay Pride celebrations.  Our organization, the national STONEWALL Veterans' Association received Gay Pride letters of congratulations and praise from U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan (D), Senator Alphonse D'Amato (R) and N.Y.S. Governor George E. Pataki (R) among dozens of other prominent public officals.

Mayor Rudy Giuliani with some S.V.A. Officers at Gracie Mansion
[Photo by Raymond McCaffrey]
Note: This picture was so popular that the basically conservative New York Post
proudly printed it on the inside cover of a Sunday edition!

Thursday, June 24, 1999 -- Happily pictured above are the STONEWALL Veterans' Associatio ("S.V.A.") Ambassadress CristinaHayworth, up from Puerto Rico, with a Cuban cigar gift for the Mayor (which the honorable mayor had to "by City law" refuse) and bussing a very amused and fun-filled New York City Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani.  The S.V.A. President Williamson Henderson is laughing big time and, in the rear, S.V.A. Vice-President Jeremiah Newton is beaming. Literally to the far left is former Corresponding Secretary Harriet Garblestein.

The Mayor was with the S.V.A just three days later leading the annual New York City Gay Pride Parade down famous Fifth Avenue for most of the parade route.  When Mayor Rudy used to march with the Log Cabin Republican boys, the Mayor unfairly (due to association) got many boos and hisses from the parade spectators.  In sharp contrast, whenever Rudy marched with the S.V.A. Stonewall veterans and the famous, blue, classic Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car", he received overwhelming cheers and kisses from the crowds!! And, so Mayor Rudy gladly observed and verbally commented on the very welcomed change!  The Stonewall Veterans with the Mayor were filmed by all of the television stations and photographed by all of the print press.
         


     

1999 - N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Invitation for his Gay Pride Celebration at Gracie Mansion

         


 


1998

Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Congratulatory Letter to the S.V.A.'s Sister Group, the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York





     

1998 - Mayor Rudy Giuliani signs the New York City Domestic Partnership Law benefiting Gay and Other Couples


S.V.A.'s Williamson Henderson gives friend N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani a big, hearty laugh.  Standing proudly behind Williamson is openly-straight, Republican N.Y.C. Councilman Andrew Eristoff.  Sitting detached from the happiness around him and looking glum is openly-Gay, Democrat N.Y.C. Councilmember Tom Duane (aka "Duanda").  All of the local television stations, of course, covered the historic event.
[Photograph by the Staten Island Advance]

 

RudyGiuliana  and WLH 1998
     
Williamson Henderson with NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani at City Hall
for the historic Signing of the Domestic Partnership Law
[Photo by Andrew Kirtzman of NY-1 TV News]

  






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1995

Mayor Rudy's Letter to SVA Sister Group the Imperial Queens


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1994

Letter to S.V.A. from Mayor Rudy Giuliani


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1993


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4 February
2013
Former NYC Mayor Rudy was special guest at
former NYC Mayor Ed Koch's Services
at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, NY.

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11th September 
2013

12th Anniversary of the 4 Terrorist Attacks in USA!!!!
Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani's September 11th tribute in NYC
regarding the four terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, 
was held at site of the new World Trade Center including 
the 1,776-foot high Freedom Tower in New York City, America


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