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Welcome to the
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"The Stonewall Window"

July 30,
4:15 pm
Aug. 27,
4:15 pm

STONEWALL Veterans' Association
deserves, needs and appreciates your support!

"Touch" the above button to participate.

New Editions:  "Songs of The Stonewall":  Jim Morrison & The Doors, Mary Wells, Chris Montez, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Frank Sinatra, The Shangri-Las; NewYork Public Official Supporters:  U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, N.Y.S. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, former N.Y.C. Mayor Ed Koch, N.Y.S. Senator David Paterson, N.Y.S. Assemblymember Keith Wright; Website Statistics - see June 2005 'stats' link way down below on this S.V.A. Homepage, above the American flag.

Recent Event:  The New York City 36th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender Pride Parade & March led by the STONEWALL Veterans' Association of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion with the blue 1969 Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car", starting at Gay noon on Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street, traveling down "the Fifth" and then "the Chris" to nearly the Hudson "Sisters" River!  For more 411, puh-leaze see: www.STONEWALLvets.org/upcomingevents.htm.

Viewer Quote:  "This is an awesome website and with great information on the wonderful 'Songs of The Stonewall'.  I love it!" -- Caldin Street, Lead Singer of Motown's The Velvelettes


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S.V.A. Icons

(Bette, Joan, Lana, Judy, Liz, Barbra, Diana, Cher, Dolly, Liza)

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S.V.A. Button

[Designed by David B. Reck]

The official STONEWALL Veterans' Association button is big with a symbolic dark pink outline of brickwork stones creating the "stonewall" effect.  The impressive button includes the S.V.A. name and the year of our inception: 1969.  New York City District Leader David B. Reck is the exclusive designer, who was commissioned by the S.V.A. to create this very unique item.  Mr. Reck is also the sole producer of the limited edition, pin-on button.  It is distributed only to actual veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and distinguished Honorary Members of the S.V.A.



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S.V.A. Synopsis

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is composed of the actual, surviving, active Veterans of the famous 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Stonewall Rebellion.  The rebellion lasted five inconsecutive nights from Friday, June 27 to Thursday, July 3.   The S.V.A. officially was founded the following Friday, July 11, 1969.   S.V.A. is a historical, cultural, educational, advocacy and politically-aware non-profit, volunteer organization primarily, but not exclusively, for the G.L.B.T. community and its supporters.   The S.V.A. publishes its ace quarterly "Stonewall NEWZLETTA", which you will receive as a Member, Friend, Donor, Sponsor or an Advertiser.   See the Veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion lead all the G.L.B.T. Pride Parades in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Long Island, New York -- and in the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade -- in S.V.A.'s historic, A-1, classic, restored, blue 1969 Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car". 


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S.V.A. Meetings

 The STONEWALL Veterans' Associaton meets every month (rain or shine, snowstorm or heatwave) on the last Saturday.  The time of the monthly meetings is from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The location is at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Services Center at 212 West 13 Street (between Seventh Avenue and Greenwich Avenue) in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.  The G.L.B.T. Center is very accessible by car or bus and via subways #1, #2, #3, #9, "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "L" and, of course, "Q" (for "Queen").  If you want more 411 about The Center and to see the "Groups" listing for the S.V.A., go to: www.GayCenter.org.


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S.V.A. Contact "411"

STONEWALL Veterans' Association
Suite 120
70-A Greenwich Avenue
Manhattan, New York   10011
S.V.A. Ofc. Tel.:  (212) 6-27-1969
S.V.A. President's Tel.:  (212) 369-1969
2nd Vice-President's Tel.:  (212) 889-4262
S.V.A. Treasurer's Tel.:   (212) 613-6039
S.V.A. Secretary's Tel.:   (212) 980-5853
Public Relationist's Tel.:  (212) 689-5618
S.V.A. Ambassador's Tel.:   (212) 243-3700
Long Island Tel.:  (631) 789-4021
New Jersey Tel.:  (973) 584-7644
Puerto Rico:  (787) 722-6969

S.V.A. Website:  www.STONEWALLvets.org
E-mail:  SVA@STONEWALLvets.org
S.V.A. President's E-mail:   WLH@nyct.net
S.V.A. Vice President's E-mail:   CrazyLou1262@yahoo.com
2nd Vice-President's E-mail:  Bert_Coffman@yahoo.com
S.V.A. Treasurer's E-mail:  MarkZ@nyct.net
S.V.A. Secretary's E-mail:   UR612@yahoo.com
S.V.A. Ambassadress:  Christina@HerenciaDeOrgullo.com


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S.V.A. Board of Directors

Director:  Allyson Ann Allante
Honorary Chairperson:  Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney

Honorary Project Chairperson:  Mayor Edward I. Koch

Corporate Counsel:  Karen S. Burstein, Esq.

Legal Adviser:  Hal M. Weiner, Esq.
Community Liaison:  Eddie L. Baca
Consultant:  Brian W. Silva, E.V.P.


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2005 S.V.A. Officers
(All S.V.A. Officers are 1969 Stonewall Rebellion Veterans)

President:  Williamson Henderson
Vice-President:  Emile Griffith, Jr.
2nd Vice-President:  Bert Coffman
Treasurer:  Mark Zatlow
Secretary:  Dianne Yodice
Public Relationist:  Dave West
Ambassador:  Stormé DeLarverie

Ambassadress:  Christina Hayworth


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2005 S.V.A. Executive Committee
(Actual 1969 Stonewall Veterans; one Executive Committee Member for each S.V.A. year)

Molly Bee Aitken
Gilbert R. Baker
R. Bobalu Candelaria
R. Bert Coffman
K. Stormé DeLarverie
B. Franklin Dozier
Kelly L. Dunkle
David J. Foxworth
Robert C. Fucito
Gerald A. Gevash, Esq.
Emile A. Griffith, Jr.
Christina N. Hayworth
Williamson L. Henderson
Wayne R. Herndon
Rose T. Jordan
Henry M. Koutoukas
Michael E. Levine
Keith E. Lonesome

Raymond J. McCaffrey
Leigh O. McManus
LaLa Belle Meyers
Meredith P. Nelson
Rachel G. Pollack
Dr. Amir K. Qaharr
Jack J. Rojas
Yvonne A. Ritter
Capt. Jerry L. Rosanbalm
R. Rusti Rose
Bill L. Salzman
Patti R. Stone
David Bermudez-Velasco
John R. Watts, Jr.
Dave F. West
Kent P. Wood
Dianne P. Yodice
Mark A. Zatlow, CPA


Stonewall Veterans In Memorium 

David M. Ali (1986), Sonia J. Attkiss (1982), R. Bob Barkan (2003), Raven D. Chanticleer (2002), Ray S. DeJames (2000), Aubrey D. Drummond (1988), Ed B. Heffernan (2004), Marsha P. Johnson (1992), Steven M. Konigsberg (1984), Douglas C. Lawson (2003), Nick J. Mazzaferro (1992), Brian M. Molese (1992), Sidney F. Morris (2002), Ronnie J. Nieves (2001), Electra J. O'Mara (2004), Richie A. Parissidi (1992), John P. Ranieri (2001), Sylvia R. Rivera (2002), Charles R. Snyder (2004), Richard D. Strahan (1999), Terri J. Van Dyke (2003), David F. Van Ronk (2002), Eddie H. Wright, Jr. (1984)


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S.V.A. Honorary Members
(All are Carefully Considered, Supportive and Voted Upon)

Liz J. Abzug, Rebuild Our Town Downtown, Co-Chair
N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine
N.Y.C. Councilmember James E. (Jed) Davis, In Memorium
Congressmember Geraldine A. Ferraro
America's Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani

B. Thomas Golisano, Paychex, President
N.Y.C. Public Advocate Betsy F. Gotbaum
Mark A. Grossbard, IWI Risk Management Services, President
Hakeem S. Jeffries, Esq.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Dennis E. Mehiel, Sweetheart Cup Co., President
Martha Reeves, Legendary Motown Singer
U.S. Congressmember Charles B. Rangel
N.Y.S. Senator Eric T. Schneiderman
N.Y.S. Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer
Steven L. Wesler, R.D.P. Group, President


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Councilmember Philip H. Reed

"I would be honored to support the STONEWALL Veterans' Association", proudly declared Philis, in 1997, when she was a candidate for the New York City council, having arrived after many years in Frisco.  A campaign "promise" unkept?  Obviously!  Is she a liar?  You be the judge!  After she won that election, in a call to her Upper West Side pad (she anxiuosly answered on the first ring) by an S.V.A. officer, Philis pretentiously stated:  "I thought WE took care of that!  Of course, I'll be honored to be a supporter of S.V.A.  Hell, if it weren't for you guys.  Well!  I'll personally make sure that letter and sponsor check for a hundred bucks goes out tomorrow".  That was nearly a half-dozen years ago.  Something happened in Philis' mind.  S.V.A. hasn't changed... except bigger, stronger, wider outreach, greater recognition, more supporters, less Vetz (due mainly to the A.I.D.S. War).

Philis has been taking the G.L.B.T. "community", and many others, for an uncabled elevator ride (pun intended, she used to work for Otis Elevators) -- unpredictably skipping many floors, starting with the first: S.V.A.  "Everyone has a responsibility to fight injustice and intolerance whenever and wherever it is found" is a stump-speech Philis quip.  So, 'scuse us, Philis, while you don't and WE DO!  Philis would not have to look very far to find unfairness, discrimination and exclusion.  All she has to do is try to look in her very clouded mirror.

Key:  For those of you not familiar -- and that includes many Gays -- with the history, traditions and mores of the G.L.B.T. community, deliberately reversing and/or mixing up pronouns is an ancient trait, particularly when you are rightfully "reading" (you learned that term from us, too) someone.  Thus, we are being kind referring to Philis as "her" instead of "it".


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Prior "Stone-Wall-of-Shamer-of-the-Month"

Herman Carl McCall, Jr.

* Endnote:   Every month at the monthly meeting of S.V.A., the members shall vote on the "Stone-Wall-of-Shamer" for the following month.   The "shamer" can be an individual, a public official, a group, an organization or a business.   The new (or renewed) loser will be 'posted' for the entire next month (or more).   Then, they will be 'nailed' onto the permanent "Stone-Wall-of-Shame".   The G.L.B.T. community would not tolerate being ignored, insulted, isolated or duped as we built this community as of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and we will not tolerate nor accept it now.


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S.V.A. Membership / Supporters / Advertising Form


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S.V.A. Privacy Pledge

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is a registered, non-profit, volunteer New York State organization with local, national and worldwide outreach and support.   The S.V.A. is committed to protecting your privacy -- a right which the S.V.A. has maintained as one of our founding principles and has always fought to protect.   Former S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson, Congressmember Bella S. Abzug, co-authored the national Right to Privacy Act.   Therefore, we really respect and protect any and all "411" (information) you may provide to the S.V.A.   Our general mailing and special sponsor lists are absolutely confidential.   We do not avail, sell, rent, loan or trade them.  The S.V.A. never has in 36 years!


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S.V.A. Advisory

This historic, educational and unique website by the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is provided as an informative courtesy and a public service; however, all of the information provided is the proprietary property of the S.V.A.  Therefore, copying, e-mailing, faxing and otherwise disseminating any text, photos and all of the other data contained on this S.V.A. website is strictly prohibited -- without the express approval of the S.V.A.  If granted, as reasonable requests are, the S.V.A. requires that any and all such information, names, quotes, photos, images and the like must be credited to the STONEWALL Veterans' Association.


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S.V.A. Website Statistics

S.V.A. Website Busiest Month:   June 2005 - over 200,000 successful website "visits" in one month!

S.V.A. Website Busiest Month:   June 2005 ("Gay Pride Month") - over 200,000 successful website "visits" in one month!

S.V.A. Website Busiest Week:   June 27, 2005 to Sunday, July 3, 2005 - over 49,000 successful "visits" in one week!

S.V.A. Website Busiest Day:  Monday, February 14, 2005 ("Valentine's Day") - over 12,000 successful "visits" in one day!
S.V.A. 2nd Busiest Day:  Monday, June 27, 2005 ("Stonewall Day") - nearly 9,800 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 3rd Busiest Day:  Monday, June 13, 2005 - over 9,500 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 4th Busiest Day:  Sunday, June 26, 2005 ("NYC Gay Parade") - over 9,200 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 5th Busiest Day:  Thursday, June 30, 2005 - over 8,750 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 6th Busiest Day:  Friday, July 8, 2005 - nearly 8,600 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 7th Busiest Day:  Wednesday, May 23, 2005 - over 8,000 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 8th Busiest Day:  Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - nearly 7,900 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 9th Busiest Day:  Friday, June 3, 2005 - nearly 7,825 successful "visits"
S.V.A. 10th Busiest Day:  Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - over 7,800 successful "visits"

S.V.A. Website Busiest Month for Request for Pages:   April 2005 - nearly 18,000 requests for S.V.A. website pages

Interesting Details of Statistics for June 2005, visit:   www.STONEWALLvets.org/stats/2005_06.html


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