=2003 S.V.A. Supporters=
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.
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
2001 - Person-of-the-Year:
Rudy W. Giuliani, America's Mayor
Time Magazine's Person-of-the-Year: Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Note: Reproduced in
lavender from the Stonewall NEWZLETTA
S.V.A. Post-Parade 2000 Press Release
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
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
1999 - N.Y.C. Mayor Rudy Giuliani's
Invitation for his Gay Pride Celebration at Gracie Mansion
Mayor Rudy Giuliani's Congratulatory Letter to the S.V.A.'s Sister Group, the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York
- 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
Mayor Rudy's Letter to SVA Sister Group the Imperial Queens
Letter to S.V.A. from Mayor Rudy Giuliani
12th Anniversary of the 4 (not 1) Terrorist Attacks in USA!!!!
Mayor Rudy's September 11th tribute in NYC
Supporters of S.V.A.