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STONEWALL
 Rebellion Veterans Association
S.V.A. is comprised of actual
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight 
(G.L.B.T.S.) patrons from the original Stonewall Club in New York City with 
routine and dangerous N.Y.C. police raids and/or participants in the historic 1969 
Stonewall Rebellion!  
These "Stonewallers" are heroes of the G.L.B.T. communities.

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STONEWALL
Rebellion 
Veterans

Association

Next Meeting:
Saturday
April 27th

2019
3:15 pm - 5 p.m.

 New York City    
G.L.B.T. Commuity Centre

 

Stonewall Veterans Organization

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STONEWALL
Rebellion
Veterans
Association

"S.V.A. 50th
Conference"

Saturday 
June 22nd

2019

St. John's
Lutheran Church 
Greenwich Village

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 Stonewall Cluband legendary Stonewall Veterans such as Queen Allyson, Bert Coffman, Cristina Hayworth, Jeremiah Newton and Rev. 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!

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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
Rebellion
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
W.L. Henderson

 

STONEWALL: The Era,
The Club,
The People
The Rebellion

 

"Songs
of The
STONEWALL"
Club Jukebox
(1966 to 1969)

 

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1969 Classic
Convertible
a.k.a.
"Stonewall
Car"

 

Photo
Album:
Biographies,
Parades and
Narratives

 

Education
Programs
and
Community
Services

 

Prominent
Public
Officials and
Organization

Supporters

 

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Past
Events
from 2002
to 2018
with S.V.A.

 

S.V.A. 2019 Current
-and-
Upcoming
Events

 

Membership, Donors,
Contributors,
Sponsors
and Ad Form

 

Business Ads
& Political
Advertisers in
"STONEWALL
Newzletta"




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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association Meeting Notice


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 Revellion 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 historic 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") monumental 1969 Stonewall Rebellion at and the former regular patrons of The Stonewall Club (no one called it the "Inn") who were subject to New York City Police Department raids at 51 and 53 Christopher Street off Seventh Avenue 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 28th was the second (not the first) night of the uprising.  On two nights (Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st) it rained.  So, no one wanting to get wet, the rebellion was postponed until Wednesday, July 2nd!  Symbolically, it was on the 'seventh day', July 4th, American Independence Day, that the united G.L.B.T. community triumphantly celebrated our historic Gay independence -- although not our full civil rights, not all of our freedoms!  However, the long G.L.B.T. community process ignited in earnest!  

The S.V.A. was founded on the following Friday, July 11th, 1969, literally just a stone's throw from The Village in a big New York delicatessen / restaurant known as The Victoria Kosher Deli Restaurant on 14th Street just 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 G.L.B.T.S. communities.  That's why the S.V.A. added an "S" for straight!  It includes the SVA's non-Gay members, sponsors, friends, supporters and advertisers.  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 organizations.  

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 political candidates as well as Gay and non-Gay organizations.  The newsletter includes business, non-profit groups, 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 49th in 2018), Queens (through 2004), Long Island (until 2000), Brooklyn (through 2008), The Bronx (1998 to 2002 when they queerly ended after five years) and sometimes across the huge Verrazzano Bridge into Staten Island, New York City.  The S.V.A. has also been the guest leaders of Gay Pride parades throughout America.  The S.V.A. leading any New York City parade is always with the classic, eye-catching and now famous blue 1969 convertible also known as the "Stonewall Car" -- with the wide white wall tires, white leather interior and the colorful magnetic signs that read "1969 Stonewall Car"!  Spanning a few decades, the S.V.A. periodically partakes parading with our "S/W Car" in the annual nighttime, legendary Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan, New York City.    

For in-person information, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association regularly meets monthly on the last Saturday.  See details below.  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 also 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 National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meets every month (rain or shine, snowstorm or heatwave) on the last Saturday -- unless, of course, it is an American national holiday such as Christmas or a holiday weekend such as Thanksgiving.  The time of the monthly S.V.A. meeting is from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. and beyond, if needed.  (Note:  S.V.A. meetings were previously @ 4:15 p.m. for several decades.)  The location is at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") Community Centre ("The Gay Centre") at 212 West 13 Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue) in Manhattan, New York.  The Gay Centre is accessible by car with free street parking or many paid garages.  New York City Transit ("NYCT") bus routes in Manhattan near The Gay Centre are the following:  M-14-A and M-14-D (14th Street), M-20 (Seventh and Eighth Avenues) and M-11 (Ninth Avenue).  The Gay Centre 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 Gay Centre or to see their "Gay Groups" listing for the S.V.A., visit:  www.GayCentre.org.

 

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S.V.A. Button


STONEWALL Veterans' Association Button
[Note: Only the first word "STONEWALL should be all capital letters.]

The official National 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 from Greenwich Village, NY, who was commissioned by the SVA's founder Willson L. 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. Office telephone:  (212) 6-27-1969    
Historic Note:  S.V.A. telephone number is the exact date of the first
 night of the Stonewall Rebellion:  June (6th month) - 27th day - 1969
 

S.V.A. Auxiliary Office phone:  (718) 901-1969

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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STONEWALL Veterans' Association Office Hours

Monday to Friday:  12 noon to 9 p.m. (EDT)
Saturday (1/2 day):  12 noon to 4:30 p.m.
(EDT)

S.V.A. Closed:  Sundays and all U.S.A. holidays including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and holiday weekends such as Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend in addition 
to half-days on Easter Good Friday, Election Day, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve!


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


      S.V.A. 2019
"STONEWALL-50" Board of Directors 

S.V.A. Founder / S.V.A. Director / S.V.A. "S/W-50" Chairman
 Willson L. Henderson*  (NY)
www.StonewallVets.org/WillsonHenderson.htm
(212) 369-1969

WLH@nyct.net


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S.V.A. Public Affairs Liaison
 Ramon Fernando Bellido*  (NYC)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(646) 415-0605
RayLeftTurn@Gmail.com

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S.V.A. Public Officials Liaison

Steven L. Gradman*  (NYC)
www.PRIDEdemocrats.org
(917) 374-9729
SGradman@Gmail.com


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S.V.A. Financial
Raymond J. McCaffrey*  
(NJ)
www.StonewallVets.org/RayMcCaffrey.htm
(212) 369-1969 (NY #)
SVA@NYCT.net

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S.V.A. Social Media Administrator
Sanjay Miyon Peters*  
(USA)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(929) 327-5786
Miyon_Ghideris@Yahoo.com 

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Stonewall Veterans *Interview* Request Protocol:  
Any and all interviews from organizations, businesses and/or all media
must also be officially requested in writing on letterhead with full details
  and any and all contact information.  The more of the above, the better.
School students should send an email and follow-up with a telephone call.
Letters of request must be sent to the Stonewall veteran and to the S.V.A.
SVA-ers must contact S.V.A. asap for approval of any and all interviews!


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STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
2019
"STONEWALL-50" Executive Committee
All 14 S.V.A. Executive Committee members are veterans of the Stonewall Club,
New York City police raids from 1966 to 1969 and/or the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion

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Molly Bennett Aitken*  (MA)
www.StonewallVets.org/SW-29/MollyAitken.htm
(978) 249-9960
[no email]

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R. Bert "Berti" Coffman  (NYC)
www.StonewallVets.org/BertCoffman.htm
(212) 889-4262
Bert_Coffman@Yahoo.com

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Michael C. "Sea Tea" Fesco  (NYC)
www.SeaTea.com
(212) 675-2971
MFesco@AOL.com

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Peter S.
"P.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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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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Nance H. Lomax  (PA)
www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(215) 789-0870
DiMaFlo@Ymail.com


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 Leigh Peter McManus*  (LI)
"STONEWALL Newzletta" Editor 
www.StonewallVets.org/upcomingevents.htm
(212) 627-1969
"Leigh" <SVA@nyct.net>

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

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

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R. Rusty Rose
*  (LI)
www.StonewallVets.org/parade/SW-30.htm
(631) 957-2017
StonewallRusty@AOL.com

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

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Robert A. "Raz" Spiegel*  (DC)
www.StonewallVets.org/upcomingevents.htm
(202) 462-5370
SpiegelOkay4Now@Gmail.com


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Antonio "Tony" Viera  (NYC)

www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC
(347) 835-7293
[no e-mail]


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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SVA's "STONEWALL-50" Committee
(All S/W-50 Members are Stonewall Veterans)

Judy Bowen (NV)
Henry J. David (PA)
'Papa' Jean Devente (CT)
Kelly Dunkle* (MA)
Cristina N. Hayworth (PR)
Rose G. Jordan (NYC)
Davey L. Leong* (NYC)
Keith D. Lonesome (NYC)
Brooke Lynn* (NJ)
Philip Raia (FL)
Bill Miranda-Salzman (NYC)
David C. Scott* (PA)
Patti Rene Stone* (FL)


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Stonewall
Veterans Interview Request Protocol:  
Any and all interviews from organizations, businesses and/or all media
must also be officially requested in writing on letterhead with full details.
School students should send an email and follow-up with a telephone call.
Letters of request must be sent to the Stonewall veteran and to the S.V.A.
SVA-ers must contact S.V.A. asap for approval of any and all interviews!

 
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S.V.A. "Bi-Laws"

 The ultimate STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") 
authority is the SVA's Board of Directors (B/Ds) with an Executive Director
("E/D").  SVA's Board shall ideally consist of five (an odd number) members.

The operating electors is the S.V.A. Executive Committee ("E/C") 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 Dep't
 raids on the original STONEWALL Club because it was a Gay (dance) club!
Such persons are known as "Stonewall veterans", a term appropriately coined 
by Stonewall veteran Willson L. Henderson.  The term is now international!
In 2009, S.V.A. members voted the elimination of an elected officer system,
which historically well-served the S.V.A. organization for four full decades!
The group is now run daily by a dozen-plus member Executive Committee.  
It includes several Stonewall veteran committee directors such as a public 
affairs director, fund-raising 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, must 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.  To vote, all Executive Committee members must be in great standing!

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National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans
Association 
===G.L.B.T.=Stonewall=Veterans=in=Memorium===

Andre F. Adams (2000), Bobby J. "Chad" Albano (1991), Brandy T. Alexander (1982), David R. Ali (1986), Giulio E. Andino (2006), Sonia Jane Attkiss (1982), Gilbert "Gay Flag" Baker (2017), Alvin "Al" Baltrip (2005), R. Bob Barkan (2003), Jackie W. Barrett (2014), Adolph A. Bazemore (1997), Candice Boyce (2010), LeRoi R. Carr (1992), Raymond S. Castro (2010), Raven D. Chanticleer (2002), Booker T. Cooke, Jr. (2011), Michael W. Dawkins (1998), Ray S. DeJames (2000), K. Storme "King" DeLarverie (2014), Joseph A. "Miss Destiny" Destio (1980), Aubrey D. Drummond (1988), Stanley M. "Stanlietta" Dunne (1991), Christopher B. Falco (1978), Eddy Finkelstein (1993), David Jenkins-Foxworth (2008), Vaughn D. Fubler (1991), Roger S. Fulop (1989), Danny ("Darvon") Garvin (2014), David Gobar (1985), Paul R. "Pauline" Greenwood (1988), Emile A. "Champ" Griffith, Jr. (2013), Lance William Guecia (1999), Ed B. Heffernan (2004), Jerry "Krayzee" Hoose (2015), Marsha P. "Pay Her No Mind" Johnson (1992), Steven M. Konigsberg (1984), Henry M. Koutoukas (2011), Danny C. Larsen (2011), Glenn F. "Moody Blue" LaRusso (2014), Douglas C. Lawson (2003), Lou P. Maletta (2011), Kenny O. Marpe (1987), Nick J. Mazzaferro (1992), Raymond J. "Ray-Jay" McCaffrey (2019), Luby A. "LaLa Belle" Meyers (2014), Jacques H. Minette (2000), Brian M. Molese (1992), Sidney F. Morris (2002), John R. "Jack" Nichols (2005), Ronnie J. ('9/11') Nieves (2001), Electra Jane O'Mara (2004), Gerald I. "Uncle Gerry" Paige (1992), Richie A. Parissidi (1992), Gilbert "Timbuktu" Price (1991), Rafael Quintano (2008), John P. "JP" Ranieri (2001), Mark C. Richter (2014), Sylvia Rae "Skunkgyrl" Rivera (2002), Stephen T. Salata (1988), Tommy J. "Avenue X" Sallinelli (2009), Stan G. "Ronette" Scherer (1986), Charles R. "Archbishop" Snyder (2005), Allen Siegel (2011), Warren A. "The Ole Wren" Smith (2017), Sterling "Hollywood" St. Jacques (1984), Richard D. Strahan (1999), Ivan "Ivana" Valentin (2001), Terri J. "Terri Ann" Van Dyke (2003), David "Folksy" Van Ronk (2002), Paul "Boston" Vosper (2005), Dwight Werner (1985), Dave F. "Hurricane" West (2006), A. Doric Wilson (2011), Eddie H. "Dancer" Wright, Jr. (1984), Richard M. Zollo (1988) 

 
   

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 S.V.A. Honorary Members
     "Top Ten" are supportive, meritorious and elected herein 

         
N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (New York City)
(www.MichaelBloomberg.com)

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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (Brooklyn, NY)
www.Clarke.House.gov

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N.Y.S. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
(New York State)
 www.AndrewCuo
mo.com