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STONEWALL
 Veterans' Association
-- comprised of actual veterans of historic 1969 Stonewall GLBT Uprising in NYC!

Next
S.V.A.
Meeting

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Saturday
May 27th
2017
4:15 - 6 pm
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GLBT
Community
Center
Manhattan

New York

 

  "S.V.A. 48th Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans' Reunion"  
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at New York City Gay Center @ 4:15 p.m.

Stonewall Veterans Organization

Event:
S.V.A.

Conference
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Saturday

June 17th
2017
4:15 to 7 p.
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LGBT 
Community
Center

New York,
New York

S.V.A. pictures shown above include the original 8-color Gay Pride Flag, the landmark Stonewall Club, the famous "Stonewall Car" leading a Gay Pride Parade in NYC, the jukebox "Songs of The Stonewalland legendary Stonewall Veterans such as Queen Allyson, Bert Coffman, Cristina Hayworth, Jeremiah Newton and Magora Kennedy.



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S.V.A. E-mail Sign-up
S.V.A. never lends, sells or trades its private email list!
www.StonewallVets.org/form2/form.php



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The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association
earn$, deserve$ and appreciate$ your $upport!

"Touch" the above button to participate donating via secure PayPal.

Acceptance Mark
 
The S.V.A. has the highest level of validation and security.

You can also download the S.V.A. support form below and mail it to the S.V.A.


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~~~~~~~~~~National~~~~~~~~~~
STONEWALL
Veterans
'
 Association

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Stonewall     Icons

 Mae West  *  Bette Davis  *  Joan Crawford  *  Lana Turner  *  Judy Garland  *  Liz Taylor  *  Marilyn Monroe  * Connie Francis*  Julie Andrews  *  Shirley Bassey  *  Barbra Streisand  *  Diana Ross  *  Cher Sarkisian   *  Dolly Parton  *   Liza Minnelli  *  Donna Summer  *  Madonna Ciccone  *  Michael Jackson  

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S.V.A.
Mission
Statement,
Purposes
and Goals

 

"Reflections"
of the
Stonewall Era and S/W Club
by Williamson

 

STONEWALL The Era,
The Club,
The People
The Rebellion

 

"Songs
of
The
STONEWALL"
(1966 to 1969)

 

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1969
Cadillac
convertible
"Stonewall
Car"

 

Photo
Album:
Biographies,
Parades,
Narratives

 

Education
Programs
and
Community
Services

 

Prominent
Public
Officials and
Organization
Supporters

 

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Past
Events
from 2002
to 2013
with S.V.A.

 

2014 + 2015 +
2016  + 2017 ==SVA==
Upcoming
Events

 

Membership, Donors,
Contributors,
Sponsors
and Ad Form

 

Business
& Political
Advertisers in
STONEWALL
Newzletta



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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association at FaceBook:
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC

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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association  *  Next S.V.A. Meeting



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The Original STONEWALL Club



Artist's Depiction of the Original STONEWALL Inn and Historic Sign
[courtesy of the National STONEWALL Veterans' Association Archives]


     

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S.V.A. Synopsis

The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is comprised of the actual, surviving and active veterans of the 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender ("GLBT") monumental 1969 Stonewall Rebellion at and the former regular patrons of The Stonewall Club (no one called it the "Inn") at 51 and 53 Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, New York, U.S.A.  The rebellion (it was never a 'riot') lasted five inconsecutive nights (they were not 'riots') from Friday, June 27th, to Thursday, July 3rd, 1969.  June 28t6h was the second (not first) night of the uprising.  On two nights (June 30 and July 1) it rained, so, no one wanting to get wet, the rebellion was postponed!  Symbolically, it was on the 'seventh day', July 4th, American Independence Day, that the united Gay community triumphantly celebrated our Gay independence -- though not our full civil rights not all of our freedoms!  However, the long process has ignited in earnest!  

The S.V.A. was founded on the following Friday, July 11, 1969, literally just a stone's throw from The Village in a New York delicatessen / restaurant known as The Victoria Kosher Deli Restaurant on 14th Street off Fifth Avenue.  The S.V.A. organization is a cultural, historical, educational, advocacy and politically-aware, non-profit, volunteer organization primarily, but not exclusively, for the GLBT communities.  It includes the SVA's non-Gay members, friends and supporters.  The S.V.A. is registered (since 1969) with the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau and listed with the City of New York's non-profit groups.  

The "STONEWALL Newzletta" is the popular publication of the S.V.A.  Originally a two-sided news flyer, it grew to a 16-page newsletter with commendation letters from public officials and candidates as well as Gay and non-Gay organizations.  The newsletter includes business, public service and public official  advertisements.  An "S.V.A. Speakers Bureau" of Stonewall veterans is available to other organizations and groups and for events and forums.  The Stonewall veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion led the annual New York Gay Pride parades in Manhattan (the first in 1970 to the 40th in 2009), Queens (through 2004), Long Island (until 2000), Brooklyn (through 2007), The Bronx (1998 to 2002 when they irresponsibly ended) and sometimes across the big "V" bridge to Staten Island, NYC.  The S.V.A. has also been the guest leaders of Gay Pride parades throughout America.  Spanning a few decades, the S.V.A. periodically partakes in the annual nighttime Greenwich Village Halloween Parade.  The S.V.A. leading any New York City parade is with the classic, eye-catching and now famous 1969 blue Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car" with the big white wall tires, white leather interior and the colorful magnetic signs that read "1969 Stonewall Car"!  

For in-person 411, the S.V.A. regularly meets on the last Saturday of every month @ 4:15 p.m. at the New York City GLBT Community Center.  For more 411, telephone the S.V.A. at (212) 6-27-1969 (the exact date of the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion, June 27, 1969).  You may visit the S.V.A. on the worldwide web at their several million verified 'visits' a year informative, interesting and fabulous website at:  www.STONEWALLvets.org.    

 

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S.V.A. Meetings

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Associaton ("S.V.A.") meets every month (rain or shine, heatwave or snowstorm) on the last Saturday.  The time of the monthly S.V.A. meetings is from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. and beyond, if needed.  The location is at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") Community Services Center ("The Center") at 212 West 13 Street (between Seventh Avenue and Greenwich Avenue) in Manhattan, New York.  The Center is accessible by car with free street parking or many paid garages.  New York City Transit ("NYCT") bus routes in Manhattan near The Center are the following:  M-14-A and M-14-D (14th Street), M-20 (Seventh and Eighth Avenues) and M-11 (Ninth Avenue).  The Center is also convenient via the following NYCT subways:  #1, #2, #3, "A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "L" and "Q" (for "Queen").  If you need more "411" about the GLBT Center or to see their "Gay Groups" listing for the S.V.A., visit:  www.GayCenter.org.

 

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S.V.A. Button


STONEWALL Veterans' Association Button

The official STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") large button is round with a symbolic, dark pink outline of brickwork stones creating the "stone wall" effect.  The impressive button includes the S.V.A. name and the year of its inception in 1969.  New York City District Leader David B. Reck, who was commissioned by the SVA's founder Williamson Henderson to create this unique item, is the exclusive designer.  Mr. Reck is also the sole producer of the limited edition, optional pin-on or clip-on button.  The eye-catching S.V.A. button is distributed only to:  (a) the actual veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion registered as S.V.A. members; (b) the S.V.A. Board of Directors elected by the S.V.A. membership; and (c) the significant S.V.A. Honorary Members approved by the S.V.A. Board of Directors.  The unique S.V.A. button is truly treasured!  

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S.V.A. Contact 411

 
STONEWALL  Veterans' Association
Suite 120
70-A Greenwich Avenue
Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
10011

 
S.V.A. (24/7/365) office telephone:  (212) 6-27-1969    
Historic Note:  The S.V.A. telephone number is the exact date of
the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion:  June (6th month) - 27 - 1969

S.V.A. fax:  (718) 294-1969 (S.V.A. requires a fax cover sheet)

S.V.A. website: www.STONEWALLvets.org

S.V.A. e-mail:  SVA@STONEWALLvets.org
                
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S.V.A. Office -- Open Hours: 

Monday to Friday:  12 noon to 9 p.m. (EST)
Saturday:  12 noon to 4 p.m.
(EST)

Closed:  Sundays and Holidays


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     STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association
-- the absolute and authentic authority on anything and everything "STONEWALL"!


      S.V.A. Board of Directors
 

S.V.A. Executive Director
 Williamson L. Henderson
www.StonewallVets.org/WilliamsonHenderson.html
(212) 627-1969

SVA@StonewallVets.org


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S.V.A. Legal Advisor
Hal M. "Hally" Weiner, Esq.
(917) 957-8244

HalWeiner@NYC.RR.com


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S.V.A. Public Officials Liaison
Steven L. Gradman
www.PRIDEDemocrats.org
(917) 374-9729
SGradman@Gmail.com

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S.V.A. Public Relationist
Bruce A. Poli
WestViewNews.org/2015/10/Kenneth-Joseph-Poli-94

(917) 450-3323
BPoli@ME.com

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S.V.A. Public Affairs Liaison
 Ramon F. Bellido
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(646) 764-5247

RayLeftTurn@Gmail.com


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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association
2017 Executive
Committee

(All 13 E/C Members are 1969 Stonewall veterans of the SW-Rebellion and/or the SW-Police Raids)


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Molly Bennett Aitken 
(MA)
www.StonewallVets.org/SW-29/MollyAitken.htm
(978) 249-9960

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Ruthybird M. Campbell
(NYC)
www.StonewallVets.org/RuthybirdCampbell.htm
(347) 512-9758

Ruthybird@Netzero.net

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R. Bert "Berti" Coffman (NYC)
www.StonewallVets.org/BertCoffman.htm
(917) 286-0616
BertCoffman1949@Yahoo.com

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Peter S. Fiske
(CA)
www.TheRainbowTimesMass.com/Stonewall-Veterans-Association
(760) 323-1918
PSFiske@Yahoo.com


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Jeffrey M. "Jitterz" Greenfield (NJ)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(973) 669-8311
JeffMGreenfield690@Gmail.com


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R. Wayne Herndon (NC)
www.StonewallVets.org/parade/SW-26.htm
(843) 685-3738

BobbyWayne1@ME.com

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Rose T. "Roby" Jordan (NYC)
www.StonewallVets.org/Stonewall_Era_Club_People_Rebellion.htm
(212) 689-9795
RJordan28@NYC.RR.com

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Carl J. "Widge" Keller, Jr. (CT)
www.StonewallVets.org/CarlKeller.htm
(860) 874-9362
CJKwidge@Yahoo.com
Also, an honorable Viet Nam War Veteran

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Keith Dancer Lonesome
(NYC)
www.StonewallVets.org/KeithLonesome.htm
(347) 419-2364
[no email]

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 Leigh Peter McManus 
(LI)
"STONEWALL Newzletta" Editor 
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(212) 613-6039
"Leigh" <SVA@nyct.net>

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Jeremiah Jay Newton 
(NYC)
S.V.A. Past Vice-President and Former President 

Current Liasion to Heritage of Pride New York

www.StonewallVets.org/JeremiahNewton.htm
(212) 777-6286
Jay.Newton@Verizon.net

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Joan Carol "JC" Sobel (NYC)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(646) 438-9760
IsabellaFlowerChild2@Yahoo.com

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Robert A. "Raz" Spiegel (DC)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(202) 462-5370
SpiegelOkay4Now@Gmail.com


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Keys:  
U.S. state of residency is abbreviated in parenthesis
"NYC" refers to the 5 boroughs of New York City
"LI" is Long Island, New York
 "DC" is District of Columbia  
 

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S.V.A. "Bi-Laws"

The ultimate S.V.A. authority is the S.V.A. Board of Directors with an Executive Director.

The operating body of electors is the S.V.A. Executive Committee composed of actual
patrons of The STONEWALL Club from 1966 to 1969 and who were present for 
any of the dangerous and threatening New York City Police Department raids 
on the original STONEWALL Club basically because it was a Gay dance club!
Such persons are known as "Stonewall veterans", a term rightfully coined by
Stonewall veteran Williamson Henderson.  The "S/W" term is now international!
In June 2009, S.V.A. members voted elimination of an elected officer system,
which served the organization well, historically and laudatory for four decades!
The group shall be run by a dozen-plus member Executive Committee (E/C).
It shall include Stonewall veteran committee chairpersons, such as a financial 
director, media director, events director, outreach director and social director,
who shall be annually voted by the STONEWALL Veterans' Association E/D.
A majority of the great-standing and eligible S.V.A. Executive Committee 
members,
who must be duly-noticed in writing in advance prior to any 
S.V.A. meeting, decide by majority vote on any decisions of the S.V.A.
The Executive Director does not vote except to break a tie-vote of the E/C.
All Executive Committee members must be in great standing at all times!

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