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SVA's color theme for June is lavender for *G*L*B*T* Pride Month!




Sunday, December 25th -- CHRISTMAS DAY (International Holiday)









Wednesday, December 28 --  HOLLYOOD LEGEND, ACTRESS and SINGER DEBBIE REYNOLDS DIES at 84

Like Zsa Zsa Gabor who died just ten days ago, Debbie Reynolds is a Hollywood icon who was also a longtime Gay favorite.......  Her acclaimed movies include "Singing In The Rain" (1952), "The Affairs Of Dobie Gillis" (1953), "The Tender Trap" (1955), co-starring Frank Sinatra, "Meet Me In Las Vegas" (1956), "The Catered Affair" (1956), "How The West Was Won" (1962), "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1964), "The Singing Nun" (1966), "What's The Matter With Helen?" (1971) (a very campy and Gay fave), "In And Out" (1997) (about a school teacher who is accidentally outed as Gay), and "Behind The Candelabra" (2013) (as the mother of Gay Liberace).  Debbie had a beautiful ballad #1 song in 1957 entitled "Tammy" from her movie "Tammy And The Bachelor".  Miss Reynolds is the mother of actress Carrie Fisher who died suddenly... yesterday!








Wednesday, December 28
{date out-of-sequence} -- S.V.A. STAFF BIRTHDAY:  OFFICE MANAGER ANDRE M. CHRISTIE TURNS 30








Wednesday, December 28 {out-of-sequence} -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  MARY WEISS, LEAD SINGER of THE SHANGRI-LAS

The legendary girl group The Shangri-Las, under the lead of Miss Mary Weiss, had inimitable and enduring hit records such as "Remember, Walking In The Sand",
"Give Him A Great Big Kiss", "Give Us Your Blessings", "Out In The Streets", "I Can Never Go Home Anymore", "Long Live Our Love" and their international mega-hit and ultimate #1 girl group song, "Leader Of The Pack"!  Despite another year, long-haired, trim, blonde Mary still has her girlish figure, pretty looks and great teeth!








Sunday, December 25 -- OPENLY-GAY INTERNATIONAL SINGER GEORGE MICHAEL DIES SUDDENLY at 53







Saturday December 24 (Christmas Eve) -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL VET STORME DeLARVERIE (1920-2014)







Tue., Dec. 20 + Wed. Dec. 21 -- RONNIE SPECTOR @ CITY WINERY PERFORMANCE CENTER @ 8 p.m.







Monday, December 19 -- DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Known as the best holiday party of all the Manhattan political clubs, this Downtown Independent Democrats ("DID") party is always fun, fun, fun.  Confirmed New York judges include Doris Ling-Cohan, Anthony Cannataro, Robert R. Reed, Andrea Masley, David Cohen, Barbara Jaffe, Frank Nervo and Lynn Walker.  This is a social event so judges may attend!  The holiday shindig is co-hosted by DID president Jeanne K. Wilcke and DID treasurer Sean J. Sweeney.  The S.V.A. is represented by its director Williamson Henderson and members of the S.V.A. Board of Directors including Hal Weiner, Steven Gradman and Ramon Bellido.  Some people do not know that S.V.A. has a B/D.  (See the SVA's website homepage.)  This year's DID party, like last year, is at the popular Grassroots Tavern on St. Mark's Place off Third Avenue in the East Village, Manhattan, N.Y.  Festivities begin @ 6 p.m. 








Sunday, December 18 -- ENTERTAINER/ACTRESS ZSA ZSA GABOR PASSES @ 99!

The first name itself, Zsa Zsa, is a clue that the person is likely to be a Gay favorite!  Zsa Zsa Gabor was!  As part of the original Gabor Sisters (with Eva and Magda), Zsa Zsa always evoked beauty since she won "Miss Hungary" in 1936 and glamour ever since her grand arrival in America!  Zsa Zsa starred in the original "Moulon Rouge" released in late 1952.  One of her cult fave films is "Queen Of Outer Space"!  Years ago, Zsa Zsa notoriously slapped a uniformed California policeman across the face and called him a "stupid bitch" after he informed her that he was giving her a traffic ticket!  Long story short, at a much later date, she served three days in jail!  The entire Hollywood saga brought Zsa Zsa tremendous (free) publicity!  Ultimately, Zsa Zsa always got the last laugh, especially living until nearly 100!







Sat., Dec. 17 + Fri., Dec. 23 -- DARLENE LOVE CHRISTMAS SHOW at B.B. KING'S NIGHTCLUB @ 8 p.m.

Darlene Love is the pop 'n' soul voice of Christmas!  Expect Darlene to sing her perennial 1960s hit song, especially in Gay bars and clubs, "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry".







Wednesday, December 14 -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL VETERAN DAVE F. WEST (1952 to 2006)







Monsday, Decmeber 12 -- STONEWALL CLUB JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS DIONNE "ALFIE" WARWICK









Monday, December 12 -- REMEMBERING NYC MAYOR and SVA HONORARY CHAIR EDWARD I. KOCH (1924-2013)








Wednesday, December 7th -- REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR DAY!

This Pearl Harbor Day is the 75th anniversary of the early Sunday mourning, when most of the Navy servicemembers were understandably still asleep, sneak attack by the Japs on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in December 7th, 1941!  Over 2,000 casualties, many still asleep in their beds, and monumental destruction of U.S. ships and airplanes in the Pacific Fleet.  Until September 11th, 2001 with the terrorist sneak attacks by radical Islamic extremists on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the worst day in American history for exactly six decades was Pearl Harbor!  For more historical 411, visit:  learning.blogs.NYTimes.com/2011/12/07/Dec-7-1941-Japan-attacks-Pearl-Harbor.








Monday, December 5 -- BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS PRESENTS "28th ANNUAL GYPSY-OF-THE-YEAR COMPETITION & SHOW"

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents thios annual show of an exciting song and dance competition.  This thoroughly entertaining event happens at the New Amsterdam Theatre at 214 West 42nd Street at Times Square, Manhattan, NY!  Showtime is 4 p.m.  For more 411, please visit:  www.BroadwayCares.org.







Friday, December 2 -- CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE CLARKE'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

This happy event hosted by happy birthday Congresswoman Yvette Diane Clarke also celebrates the 82nd birthday of her mother and former NYC Councilmember Dr. Una T.S. Clarke!  It is perfect timing to usher in the looming holiday season this month.  Confirmed public officials include Congressmembers Hakeem S. Jeffries, Nydia Velazquez and Gregory Meeks plus three mayoral candidates, including the current Mayor Bill DeBlasio, in addition to NYS senators and assemblymembers such as Diana Richardson and Latrice Walker and NYC councilmembers such as Matthew Eugene and Laurie Cumbo.  Special guest is Brooklyn's new gentlemanly district attorney Eric Gonzalez.  The S.V.A. is represented by Stonewall vets Williamson Henderson, Ruthybird Campbell and Keith Lonesome.  Driving the vets is the SVA's office manager AnDre Christie.  The event appropriately happens in the ladies' home borough of Brooklyn!  The venue is the spacious and scenic 26 Bridge Street (that's the name and the address) in the DUMBO section.  Party starts @ 7 p.m.  Venue website and directions:  www.26Bridge.com.
   






Thursday, December 1, 2016 -- AIDS MEMORIAL PARK DEDICATION in GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY

The New York City AIDS Memorial Park will be dedicated today, most appropriately on World AIDS Day!  The STONEWALL Veterans' Associationwas one of the first groups to endorse and support this AIDS project, remembering all of the Gay victims.  The S.V.A. is one of the, if not thee, most effected groups in loss of life due to the AIDS War!  Many of the SVA-ers names will be read aloud at the event!  The public dedication marks the culmination of over five years of planning and development to build the memorial, which involved  significant private and public support.  The AIDS Memorial project was launched in 2011 to recognize and preserve the history of the AIDS crisis through the creation of a memorial to honor New York City's 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis.  
Please attend for the formal dedication of the AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent's Triangle @ 11 a.m.  Location is at the big triangle bounded by the following three streets:  Greenwich Avenue, West 12th Street and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC.  The public dedication and City-wide World AIDS Day ceremony is described further here:  NYCAIDSMemorial.US13.list-manage2.com/track/click?U.  

 






Wednesday, November 30 -- "ON THE RADIO":  NYS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 411

Creator Bill Christie Samuels, founder of Effective New York, with program director Morgan Pehme, launch a 10-part radio series with facts, figures, purposes and need for an overdue New York State constitutional convention!  The last convention was in 1967 when Judy Garland was still performing concerts, Jim Morrison had the number one hit "Light my Fire", Diana Ross was still the un-named lead singer of The Supremes, and in their heyday were The Beatles!  The crucial vote for a state convention will be in November of 2017.  Listen to this special state constitution convention radio program on Wednesday, November 30th on AM-970 radio in NYC from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The must-listen show is produced by the seasoned Frank Morano.  The citizens' vote on the convention shall be next November!







Friday, November 25 -- ACTING and BROADWAY SINGING STAR FLORENCE HENDERSON DIES at 82

"The lovely lady" Florence A. Hendersonwas the star of the legendary television series "The Brady Bunch".  You may wonder what is the connection to the original STONEWALL Club?  If you don't know, you were not at any Gay bar in the Stonewall Era.  And, you will not read the answer in the NYC Gayragpaper (they would not know).  For starters, the iconic show debuted in 1969.............  Florence Henderson's career spanned six decades.  The first female guest host of the famous "Tonight Show" was not Joan Rivers (as is wrongly believed); it was Flo!  View:  www.FloHome.com







Thursday, November 24 (Holiday) -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING 4-DAY WEEKEND to ALL of the SVA'S MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SPONSORS & BUSINESS ADVERTISERS






Wednesday, November 16 -- S.V.A. MEETING with NYC COUNCILMAN in MANHATTAN at 250 Broadway @ 5 p.m.







Friday, November 11 -- VETERANS' DAY (National U.S. Holiday)







Tuesday, November 8 -- UNITED STATES of AMERICA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY -- VOTE! VOTE!! VOTE!!!  








Friday, November 4 -- POLITIX:  TIM KAINE a BAD GLBT CHOICE for WANNABE VICE-PRESIDENT

"STONEWALL" signifies visibility and being real!  So, it really bothers the veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion and our GLBT supporters and friends that Tim Kaine aka 'Clarabell the Democratic Clown' that he was vehemently against Same-Gender Marriage!  He wasn't just against it, as governor of Maryland, he signed anti-GLBT, anti-Marriage Equality into law!  Shame on him!  All of this and a lot more has been widely "kept a secret"!  Read it for yourself in LGBT Nation news:
www.LGBTQnation.com/2016/07/Tim-Kaines-evolution-marriage-equality-painful-watch 








Monday, October 31 -- HALLOWEEN!







Saturday, October 29 -- "SVA's ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY MEETING and PARTY"


This year, the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is holding this anniversary event at the LGBT Community Center from 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  There will be many surprise guests!  The featured political candidate is Dr. Phil J. Rosenthal for Congress, the honorable alternative to in-cum-bent The Natler, most recently known for his stealing of the "STONEWALL historic site" deceiving the public like he's the reason!  Some of The Natler's staff have also been named -- under oath by others -- of having slandered the S.V.A.  Besides an anniversary meeting and party, the happening serves as an appropriate and timely fund-raiser for the non-profit S.V.A.  This is also "Gay History Month"!  "We are your history!"  Event is charismatically hosted by the totally-new hairstyled Williamson Henderson.  Special "STONEWALL" (S/W) report about the original club by S/W veteran Jeremiah Jay Newton.  Public official updates served up by Mendy Seltza.  Developments in an SVA plaintiff legal action are informed by Joan "J.C." Sobel.  The Youth-for-SVA division will be upadted by Eldon L. Johnson.  Original "Songs of the 1969 Stonewall Club Jukebox" will be played by that h-o-t "Dancing Machine" (a J-5 song) DJ AnDre Christie!  Quality foods and hot beverages shall be available complementary of the S.V.A.!.  

Note:  There will be no meeting the last Saturday in December as, coincidentally, it is New Year's Eve!  








Wednesday, October 26 -- N.Y.S. PEOPLE'S CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION PLANNING MEETING @ 6 p.m.






Wednesday, October 26 -- S.V.A. STAFF BIRTHDAY:  SPECIAL ASSISTANT DURAN R. WILSON (turned 25)






Wednesday, October 19 -- NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION DINNER MEETING @ 6:30 p.m.

New York State has incredibly not held a state constitutional convention since 1967!  You may remember (if you are old enough), King Constantine II still ruled Greece!  That undemocratic fact of no NYS constitutional convention in nearly sixty years is sad but true.  Something must be done about it.  Since the statewide vote on such is weirdly only allowed every twenty years, the next vote is in November of 2017.  Let's get busy!







Saturday, October 15 -- S.V.A. LEGAL COMMITTEE SUPPER MEETING at THE VILLAGE DEN RESTAURANT @ 4:15 p.m.








Tuesday, October 11 -- NATIONAL "COMING OUT GAY" DAY







Friday, October 7 -- DARLENE LOVE at ST. GEORGE THEATRE in STATEN ISLAND @ 8 p.m.

Darlene Love is one of the original sweethearts of the original STONEWALL Club jukebox!  Expect to see Miss Love belt-out perhaps the ultimate Gay marriage song:  "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry (He's Just What I've Been Dreaming Of)", a perennial favorite at The STONEWALL.  Before and after the Stonewall Era, that Gay marriage sentioment was literally just a dream.  The S.V.A. group is heralded by founder Williamson Henderson and office manager AnDre Christie.  Special guest is New York State Justice Doris Ling-Cohan-- of 'Marriage Equality' fame!  Also on the program, for the opening entertainment, is the legendary 1960s pop and soul artist Gary U.S. Bonds known for big hits like "School Is Out", "(Way Down Yonder In) New Orleans" and "Quarter-To-Three"!  He also had a comeback in the 1980s with "This :Little Girl"!  The theatre's executive director has arranged for a special tour for the Judge!  Showtime is @ 8 p.m.






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Thursday, October 6 -- S.V.A. MEETING with U.S. CONGRESSMEMBER NYC at HIS DISTRICT OFFICE







Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -- BIRTHDAY of S.V.A. FOUNDER:  WILLIAMSON L. HENDERSON V of NYC








Saturday, September 24 -- SVA'S END-OF-SUMMER MEETING at NEW YORK CITY LGBT CENTER

This month's S.V.A. monthly meeting is chaired by S.V.A. Executive Committee members!  Stonewall veterans will relate their experiences at the 1969 Stonewall Club and/or Stonewall Uprising and their status today!  S.V.A. planning will be discussed about this year's "S.V.A. Anniversary Meeting and Party".  Get2gether begins @ 4:15 p.m.
 







September 11th, 2016 -- TRIBUTE:  15th ANNIVERSARY of the SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, TERRORIST ATTACKS!!!!

This the truly tragic fifteenth anniversary of the four extremist Islamic terrorist attacks, cowardly hijacking / stealing commercial jetliners, filled with unsuspecting passengers and innocent victims, and inhumanely crashing the airplanes into various civilian targets in New York (twice), Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania killing all of the passengers and thousands of people in the buildings!  The structures included both of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in the District of Columbia.  The fourth plane, with the courageous passengers bravely overtaking the cowardly terrorist hijackers, crashed into an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  For more information, history, photos, figures and facts, please view:
www.History.com/topics/9-11-AttackS







Thursday, September 8 -- S.V.A. CONFERNCE MEETING with NPCA REGARDING STONEWALL HISTORIC SITE @ 3 p.m.








Saturday, August 27 -- MONTHLY MEETING of the STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION

This second month of Summer's S.V.A. monthly meeting shall be unquely chaired by various Stonewall veteran members of the S.V.A. Executive Committee.  Start-up is @ 4:15 p.m. continuing to approximately 6 p.m. or more!








Saturday, July 30 --  STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING








Wednesday, July 13 -- THE BRONX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC DINNER & AWARDS

The Bronx knows how to throw a great party!  The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") has been attending political functions in the The Bronx spanning five decades!  The special keynote speaker is New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.  He gave a riveting speech, rather timely including "Watch out for the slanderers, the libelers and the liars!  Whether you see them or not, they're out there.  They think if they repeat certain lies enough times, some people will actually believe them.  They will!  Watch-out!"  It was refreshing to have the NYS Assembly Speaker Carl D. Heastie (not the prison-bound Shelly 'the Schmuck' Silver).  NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was a prime speaker.  It was nice of him to point out that he has been a supporter of the S.VA. for twenty years!  Other public officials included NYS senators J. Gustavo Rivera and Jose M. Serrano, Jr. and NYS assemblymembers Jeffrey Dinowitz, LaToya Joyner and Victor Pichardo.  Event was lively hosted by The Bronx County Democratic Chairman and NYS Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo...........  








Monday, July 11, 2016 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION'S 47th ANNIVERSARY!





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Monday, July 1 -- NATIONAL STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION

Since the Federal government of the United States of America declared the landmark Stonewall site, in New York City, a real and inarguable tribute to the S.V.A., amongst some others, guess what?  The S.V.A. is going national, too!  In fact, we the S.V.A. has been, in reality, 'national' since we started in 1969!  Therefore, National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association!!!!!  (FYI, our acronym remains S.V.A. )  








Monday, June 27 -- 1969 STONEWALL REBELLION ANNIVERSARY  

"June 27th" is the most significant date in Gay history!  For years and years no one ever stated the date of the first night of the Stonewall Uprising as the '28th'.  After all, it was the day that Judy Garland had her final appearnce / happening in Manhattan and it was the night of Friday, June 27th!  No one at The STONEWALL Club looked at their watch (if they wore one) and exclaimed:  "Ohh, look, it's past midnight and it's now 01:19 maritime and police hours"!  Think The Beatles song "A Hard Day's Night".  It was Friday night!  The following night, Saturday, June 28th, was the second night of the Stonewall Rebellion!  We did not have two rebellions on the same day!  Happy Stonewall Anniversary to all of the surviving veterans of the now legendary -- thanks to us -- Stonewall!  The Stonewall Rebellion legacy and 411 has been consistently provided by -- and only by -- the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  You won't read any of this real Gay history in the NYC Gayragpaper!  They wouldn't know.  And, if they did, they'd lie about it.  Over the Independence Weekend, many Stonewall veterans from the S.V.A. shall be gathering together for a Stonewall Supper to celebrate the 47th anniversary of our collective GLBT Independence!








Sunday,  June 26 --- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION on NEW YORK 1 NEWS TV

As part of their very popular annual Gay Pride Weekend coverage, New York 1 News television include their coverage of the " STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association conference and reunion.  Stonewall veterans shown are Williamson Henderson, Bert Coffman and Joan Sobel.  The news clip includes Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke speaking about the importance of the S.V.A. and the lasting designation of The STONEWALL Inn as a national landmark.  The news video shows Congressional candidate (10th District-West Side Manhattan/Brooklyn) Dr. Phil J. Rosenthal, the opponent to the Natler!  The clip also shows the "STONEWALL" movie poster, an action clip in front of The Stonewall Club, a close-up of the SVA's eye-catching event flyer and a great close-up of the true-blue 1969 Stonewall Cadillac!  New York 1 News airs in the NYC area on Channel 1 and is on the worldwide internet.  See the S.V.A. news feature here:
www.NY1.com/nyc/all-Boroughs/Pride-Week-2016/2016/06/26/Veterans-of-the-Stonewall-Rebellion-to-March-in-Sunday-s-Pride-Parade.html








Sunday, June 26 -- NEW YORK CITY 47th ANNUAL GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER PRIDE PARADE

The legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association shall be 'le grande finale' of the New York City7 47th Annual GLBT Pride Parade!  As always, the S.V.A. will have a prominent public official or special celebrity guest!  The SVA's flotilla of convertibles shall include the blue classic 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Convertible"!  There is no greater or more famous vehicle in any Gay Pride Parade!  The wagonmaster is Williamson Henderson.  Stonewall veterans riding in the classic convertible are Williamson, Patti StoneLeigh McManus, Bert Coffman and Joan 'J.C.' Sobel.  There will be more Stonewall vets in a second green Chevrolet convertible and in the lead car black Chrysler sedan.  The SVA's office manager AnDre Christie drives the "Stonewall Car"!  Don't get too close -- to the car!  The late time parade line-up for the S.V.A. is 4 p.m.  This will be a 'yuuuge' parade made 'yuuuuge' as a tribute to the Gay and other victims of the Orlando, Florida massacre exactly two weeks ago and the celebration of the federal designation made on June 24th by the President Barack making the Stonewall historic site the first GLBT national landmark!  Perhaps next year, the focus, for the first time since "Stonewall 30", will be on the veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion -- the ones who ignited it all?!
http://www.NY1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/pride-week-2016/2016/06/26/veterans-of-the-stonewall-rebellion-to-march-in-sunday-s-pride-parade.html







Saturday, June 25, 2016 -- STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association Presents... "SVA's 47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION" 



The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") presents the out-standing, informative and exciting "SVA's 47th Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion".  Actual 'veterans' of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion attend from several states in America to speak at the S.V.A. podium with a microphone!  SVA's "Invocation" is performed by Pastor Mark E. Erson of the welcoming and diverse St. John's Lutheran Church on Gay Christopher Street -- a block down from The Stonewall -- in Greenwich Village, NY.  Female Keynoter is the legendary New York State Justice Doris Ling-Cohan.  The male keynote speaker is NYCPD Detective Brian E. Downey, president of the Gay Officers' Action League ("GOAL")!  The first program speaker is the S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson namely the wonderful U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Jane "Carolina" Maloney.  Prominent speakers include, for example, U.S. Congressmembers Yvette D. Clarke, Hakeem S. Jeffries and Nydia M. Velazquez and Manhattan congressional candidates Keith L.T. Wright (13th District, to succeed "The Ole Rangler") and Dr. Phil Rosenthal (10th District, opponenet to "The Phat Man")!  Several other respectful, intelligent and honorable elected officials have confirmed to attend.  They shall all be announced in SVA's mailed and emailed program.  (The list  will rightly ('payback is a bitch') exclude local politico haters, excluders and liars like The Schlub (comptrolling with with three personal bankruptcies), Pubic Advocate 'Tush' James, who got into office only because her councilman predecessor Jed Davis was murdered in City Hall (held her recent GLBTQRSIA event and deliberately, disrespectfully and dumbly did not invite the S/W vets), Brat X. Holeman, born and raised in very West Virginia (slandering the actual heroic S/W vets and attempting to steal anything 'Stonewall'), and The Glickster (aka 'Deborah Downer'), a living insult to Gay Pride!  They all make lyin' Ted Cruz look like prison-bound Saint.Shelly "The Shell Game" Shilva!

Confirmed heroic patrons of The Stonewall Inn police raids (1966-1969) which, naturally, put each of them in physical harm's way and verbal abuse and/or veterans of the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion proudly include -- the community is fortunate to have all of them and that they are still willing to give, give, give, particularly, after nearly a half-century:  Williamson Henderson, founder and elected director of the S.V.A., the "Gay Rosa Parks" declared by the City of New York (more than thrice); and recent Stonewall consultant to the "STONEWALL" film; Molly Bennett Aitken from  Massachusetts and Greenwich Village; Jeremiah Jay Newton, from the East Village and former New York University film and television liaison; Bettye C. Bristol cavalierly of basketball-winning Cleveland, Ohio; R. Bert Coffman, founder and president of the Zappalorti Society for GLBT mental health; Patti Rene Stone, founding S.V.A. member from Florida; Leigh P. McManus, chairperson of the S.V.A. Executive Committee from Huntington, Long Island; Rose T. Jordan, octogenarian S/W vet from Gramercy Park, Manhattan; Carl J. Keller, Jr. from Connecticut; Joan "J.C." Sobel from the Upper West Side; Peter S. Fiske from Palm Springs in California; Kelly Dunkel, from Massachusetts and former owner of Kelly's Lesbian Bar in Greenwich Village; .....list still in formation.....  Non-Stonewall veteran guest speakers include, but are not limited to, Hal "Hally" Weiner, Esq., Mendy Seltza, Bruce A. PoliDr. Dyane B. KarronJoe Giovanni, Gina Dora Jones and AnDre M. Christie.   

The "S.V.A. Conference & Stonewall Reunion" is directed by the wild, wonderful and witty S.V.A. founder Williamson Henderson.  Hostess is dragster Miss Tyra A. Ross --  yes, she strongly resembles Queen Diana!  Popular D.J. Ro-Ro Havana plays original "Songs of The STONEWALL Inn" jukebox with records from 1966 to 1969, the four years that the STONEWALL was open.  (Some inaccurate wannabees wrongly think it was three.)  Expect to hear many dance favourites and some slow grinders by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Marvin Gay, Dusty Springfield, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Len 'Dovell' Barry, Aretha Franklin, The Shangri-Las, The Rolling Stones, Herb Alpert, Dionne Warwick, The Marvelettes, The Four Tops, Cilla Black, Tom Jones, The Angels. The Beatles, Darlene Love, Chris Montez, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, The Beach Boys, et al.  The SVA's office manager AnDre Christie is the on-site event manager.  Joanette Serrano and Linda Catlett 'woman' the S.V.A. welcoming table.  Happening ignites @ 4:15 p.m. and climaxes approximately @ 6:45 p.m. or so.  Qualified and relevant conference speakers may have their representative contact Miss Marmelstein to schedule at (212) 627-1969.  For all other S.V.A. conference matters, contact Duran Wilson at (212) 613-6039.  Hope to see you nice folks (no nasties) on Saturday, June 25th on Gay Pride Weekend!

Music Bonus:  Hear  Sandy Rapp's song "Everybody Was At Stonewall" --
a  tribute to the 1969 veterans of Stonewall - performed at the S.V.A. Conference!
 https://SoundCloud.com/SandyRapp/everyone-was-at-stonewall-final-update









Friday, June 24 --  PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES DECLARES "STONEWALL" as a FEDERAL HISTORIC SITE

How great and how appropriate that the POTUS Barack H. Obama did this and on Gay Pride Weekend!.......  This occasion is yret another opprotunity for some local lying politicos such as "The Phat Man", Brat Holeman, "The Schlub", Danny Dumm, "The Glickster" and Horey Johnson to fiurther attempt to stael "STONEWALL" and disregard the people, some living and most decesaed, who are actually collectively responsible for the everlasting tribute!  Trust us, more to come!
 







Sunday, June 12 -- WORST MASS SHOOTING in AMERICA -- at a GAY CLUB!

The worst mass killing in the United States of America was, of course, obviously anti-American and anti-Gay at a Gay Club by an extremist Islamic-inspired terrorist happened by a maniacal cowardly killer in Orlando, Florida.  Over 50 Gay people and their friends, many of the fatal and injured victims were not only Gay males of all colors but females and many were non-Gay attending the Gay bar and dance club named Pulse.  This gross, mindless, hateful tragedy occurred in the middle of Gay Pride Month.  President Barack Obama held a national press conference on this horrific event and referenced Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people and the GLBT victims today.  The president advised:  "...not to turn on each other".  The president had the American flag at The White House flown at half mast in remembrance of the GLBT, and their friends, victims of the terrific attack of terror against America and hate against GLBT people....

The List of Primarily Gay Victims in the Orlando Massacre are listed by the City of Orlando, Florida at:
www.CityOfOrlando.net/blog/Victims








Saturday, May 28 -- STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION PRE-PRIDE MONTHLY MEETING

This is the last regular monthly meeting of the season.  Main topic is the planning and preparation of the "S.V.A. Conference".  Appropriate pre-Pride guest speaker is Brian E. Downey, elected president of the Gay Officers Action League ("GOAL").  Members of the S.V.A. present and GOAL's Brian reviewed the long history of the two organizations going back to 1982!  Brian was well-prepared, well-spoken and positively progressive with getting the two groups back on track together!  Next month on the last Saturday is the annual S.V.A. conference and Stonewall reunion.  At said event is also the election of the next S.V.A. director.  The SVA's program and fiscal year ends on June 30 of every year.  Today's S.V.A. meeting was chaired by Williamson Henderson.  The 1969 "Stonewall Car" is currently in the longtime Manhattan auto shop -- driven there by SVA's office manager AnDre Christie -- for the famous vehicle's annual bumper-to-bumper check up and repairs and replacements to be ready for all the events of Gay Pride Month!







Wednesday, May 11 -- STONEWALL VETS ASSN. in N.Y. DAILY NEWS ARTICLE by LINDA STASI

"STONEWALL" as a national landmark and a local monument park is explored by renowned journalist Linda Stasi in the New York Daily News.  She by-request interviews the most well-known Stonewall veteran alive:  Williamson Henderson, founder of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association.  To read the full article plus a film clip of the "STONEWALL" movie, a photo of The STONEWALL Inn and a link to the popular S.V.A. website, see:
www.NYDailyNews.com/news/National/Stasi-LGBT-Stonewall-Landmark-article-1.2632430






Tuesday, May 10 ---  THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERS "STONEWALL HISTORIC HEARING"

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association was represented more than any GLBT group.  In fact, it was by a margin of 13 to 1.  That didn''t stop forked-tongue Oliver and the NPCA from dis-respecting, not giving credit and attempting to undermine the S.V.A. every step of the way!  To be continued.....






Monday, May 9 -- "STONEWALL HISTORIC SITE" HEARING and TESTIMONIALS

Thanks to what the Gay boys and Gay girls (it was not 'men and women') and their straight friends did nearly 47 years ago, the U.S. Federal government is finally going to act on what was the plan proposed by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association at the time of "STONEWALL 25" in 1994:  create the entire Stonewall site as a national landmark and transform Sheridan Square (Triangle) aka Christopher Park into Stonewall Memorial Park!  The S.V.A. has numerous letters from public officials and GLBT organizations confirming all of this!  The original S.V.A.-commissioned artist Dahn Hiuni will be present with the authentic drawing.  Confirmed Stonewall veterans include S.V.A. director Williamson Henderson, S.V.A. Executive Committee members Nance Lomax, Leigh McManusMichael Levine, Bert Coffman and Jitterz Greenfield and former member Gil-da Horowitz -- plus S.V.A. legal advisor Hal M. Weiner, S.V.A. public relationist Bruce A. Poli and S.V.A. administrator forFaceBook Sanjay Peters in addition to the aforementioned Mr. Hiuni.  This national proposal is sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association ("NPCA").  Sincere public officials such as U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer are co-sponsoring this proposal.  Unfortunately, there are still unsupportive of S.V.A. and unethical electeds who are trying to steal the SVA's project as their own, particularly "The Phat Man" and his Gay elves 'Brat Holeman' and 'The Glickster'.  The "hearings" with testimonials at a podium and mic as to why this should be a national landmark and little park to commemorate the historic milestone of the Stonewall Rebellion on June 27, 1969 and four other nights, are open to the public.  The venue is Public School 41 at 116 West 11th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NY.  Without our members living and, sadly, mostly deceased, and some others, there would be no "STONEWALL"!  It would have just been another Gay club but with dancing.  Event commences @ 6 p.m. and is scheduled until 8 p.m.  The S.V.A. contingency walks over to RossoDoro Restaurant. 







Saturday, April 30 -- STONEWALL VETS ASSN.'s MONTHLY MEETING

The main agenda is the forthcoming S.V.A. conference and reunion in two months!  There is a special and timely guest speaker official from the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton!  There will be discussions and resolutions regarding the Hillary campaign and the SVA's celebration activities for "Stonewall 47".  Meeting is chaired by S.V.A. director Williamson Henderson.  Special Stonewall Era experiences are related by Bert Coffman, Joan Sobel and Jitterz Greenfield.  Political updates are provided by Mendy Seltza.  The happening is at the Manhattan LGBT Community Center on West 13 Street off Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan, N.Y.  Members and guests are greeted by SVA's office manager AnDre Christie.  Monthly meeting begins @ 4:15 p.m.






Saturday, March 26 -- S.V.A. MONTHLY MEETING at the LGBT CENTER @ 4:15 p.m.

This Springtime meeting has as its main theme the discussions and planning for the SVA's conference, forum and reunion on the Saturday of Gay Pride Weekend.  S.V.A. Director Williamson Henderson chairs the monthly get-together.  Special political guest speaker is Arthur Z. Schwartz, Esq., experienced and personable opponent in the local NYC Assembly race versus The Glickster!  The 66th Assembly District includes Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chelsea and TriBeCa in Manhattan.  Guests are greeted by SVA's hot office manager AnDre Christie.  He will also be arranging for any additional attendees for the S.V.A. concert outing in two weeks to see Queen Diana Ross!  Meeting starts @ 4:15 p.m.  Light foods are plentiful.
 






Saturday, March 5 -- GAY COMMUNITY TRIBUTES ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L. WRIGHT with a BRUNCH for his CONGRESSIONAL MISSION @ 10 a.m.

Enjoy brunch, mimosas and conversation with N.Y.S. Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, candidate for Congress representing Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, Spanish Harlem and the West Bronx including the River Park Towers complex, together with members of the LGBT community and our allies and friends.  Introductory remarks will be given by Williamson Henderson, Chairman of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, and Carmen Neely, co-founder of Harlem GLBT Pride.  Keith and the Wright Family have been consistent supporters of the S.V.A. since the Summer of 1977!  This year, the LGBT community Uptown Manhattan and in The Bronx will help decide if we will continue to have a champion for our community.  To learn more about Keith's longstanding record of fighting for LGBT issues, including marriage equality and the landmark sexual orientation and gender expression non-discrimination acts, see:  Wright2016.com/LGBT-issues.html.  We look forward to your participation at this needed conversation.  Breakfast starts serving buffet-style @ 10 a.m.  RSVP Link:  www.Eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-brunch-with-assemblyman-keith-wright-tickets-22094868346







Saturday, February 27 -- STONEWALL V.A.'s MONTHLY MEETING at MANHATTAN GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER CHAIRED by WILLIAMSON HENDERSON @ 4:15 to 6 p.m.






Thursday, February 11 --  STONEWALL ERA SONGSTRESS DARLENE LOVE ENCORES at B.B. KING'S NIGHTCLUB in MANHATTAN with SVA GUESTS @ 8 p.m.






Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION'S MONTHLY MEETING at the LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER in MANHATTAN, NY



The first STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meeting of the new year 2016 ("Stonewall 47") will be co-chaired by the newly-elected S.V.A. chairman Williamson Henderson and S.V.A. Executive Committee member Nance H. Lomax.  She outlines 2016 plans for the S.V.A.  Public official updates are provided by Leigh P. McManus.  Membership report is given by Donni Russell.  The first New York public official to deliver the S.V.A. a letter of appreciation and praise and renew his S.V.A. sponsorship is NYS Assemblyman, Manhattan Democratic Director, Assembly Housing Chairman and Manhattan/Bronx Congressional Candidate Keith L.T. Wright ("KLTW").  Sounds like he'd know a helluva lot more about S.V.A. than 'The Phat Man', Brat Hoylman or Danni Dumm -- KLTW does (since 1977)!  Planned guest speakers at S.V.A. through Gay Pride Month are revealed by S.V.A. scheduler Ruthybird Marmelstein!  The annual conference enables a baker's dozen of public official speakers.  Other Stonewall veterans and S.V.A. Executive Committee members like Bert "Berti" Coffman and Joan "JC" Sobel head-up discussions for the "SVA's 47th Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion" on Saturday, June 25th.  SVA public relationist Bruce A. Poli creates basic strategies and plans for "Stonewall-47" in June.  The newest "Songs of the Original Stonewall Club" C/D in progress is detailed by musicman Ro-Ro Huntana.  A special poll is taken on the Stonewall veterans' favorite songs of the original Stonewall Club jukebox by special assistant Duran Wilson.  Since this is a new year, all members and supporters have their S.V.A. dues and donations ("D+D") due as of now!  S.V.A. treasurer Mark Zatlow reviews the limited financials.  D+D may be US-mailed to the S.V.A. or brought to the meeting.  Checks or money orders are payable to the association name abbreviated or spelled out!  Attendees sign-in at the meeting entrance with S.V.A. office manager AnDre M. Christie.  S.V.A. meeting from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. is at the LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13 Street between Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, NYC.  Supper after at Doro Rosso's Restaurant in Greenwich Villlage.