Rebellion Veterans Association
==========New York City==========
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Pride Events
including the Gay Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28th
(always the last Sunday in June)
STONEWALL Veterans' Association Float leading
the NYC Gay Parade!
[Photo by Linda Yaeger]
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and SVA's Gina D. Wright
[Photograph courtesy of the Office of the NYC Mayor]
"The Sheridan Squares"
contestants replaced by hotties below!
[Photo by Babsala R. Lynne]
Dennis Cooper *
Williamson Henderson * Gina Wright
[Photo Credit: S.V.A. Webmistress Babsala Lynne]
Presented by the STONEWALL Veterans' Association
of the historic 1969 Stonewall Gay Rebellion at
the New York City Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center
on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 4:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Williamson and Storme DeLarverie with
Public Advocate-in-Waiting Bill de Blasio,
praising the four decades of the history-making STONEWALL Veterans Assn.
[fuzzy but happy photo by Rogers Hunt]
[More pix of "Stonewall 40" shall be posted in time.......]
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Manhattan, New York
Stonewall Vets banner on the front of the
STONEWALL V.A. Float
[Photo by Hal Weiner]
Yetta-4-Council Kurland parades with a Marching
Troupe of 100+
[Photo by Unkle Kay]
Yetta Kurland's Intimate Circle at the
New York Gay Pride Parade
Shown: Chris Condada and John Phillips; Elizabeth Koke and Yetta
[Photo by 'Unkle' Kay Frawley]
The Stonewall Club
Monday, 29th June 2009
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
AnDre Christie, Yetta Kurland and Williamson at The Stonewall Club
[Photo by Rogers A. Hunt for S.V.A.]
NYC First District Council candidate Pete
Gleason & Friends
[Photo at The Stonewall Club by Rogers "Ro-Ro" Hunt]
Gayly pictured at the "STONEWALL Veterans' Association's "40th Anniversary Party" at The Stonewall Club (l-2-r): S.V.A. party host Williamson Henderson happily celebrating the end of a long month of "Stonewall 40" with a grand evening total of 3 greentinis; Dodge Landesmann joining the Yetta campaign (as of tonight) and relishing a spicey laugh about "Dya-Ria Pastanante Duhr" (a.k.a. Maria Passanante-Derr), one of Yetta's no-chance opponents; Steven Gradman, 1st Vice-President of PRIDE Democrats, whose three NYC-wide endorsees are all in the lead; Third District City Council openly-Gay candidate Yetta "Yettl" Kurland, who just picked up three more organizational endorsements and another newspaper nod; the lovely Jeanne Wilcke, the pretty President of Downtown Independent Democrats ("DID"); and the openly-straight First District NYC Council candidate Pete "Dr. Glea" Gleason. Original music was "Songs of The Stonewall Club" featuring The Shangri-Las, The Rascals, Dionne Warwick, Len Barry, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Darlene Love, Frank Sinatra and The Chiffons among many other greats! The fab time at The Stonewall Club was co-hosted by the captivating AnDre Christie of Youth-4-SVA, who also manned the "S.V.A. Welcome Table". In the clearly fun picture above, *everyone* is actually looking not at this camera but at the camera about to be snapped by AnDre!
New York City Councilman and NYC Comptroller
candidate John C. Liu
("J-Lu") attended the
significant STONEWALL Rebellion
Veterans' Association 40th anniversary party
of the Stonewall Rebellion at the Stonewall Club on Stonewall Place in
Greenwich Village, NYC. Mr. J-Lu has been in attendance at
events for years. On stage at the Stonewall
Cabaret Room is (l-2-r): S.V.A. computer consultant
Rogers A. Hunt, proud
councilman John Liu, flowery S.V.A. director Williamson Henderson and
tough-looking S.V.A. assistant AnDre
In a four-way Democratic primary election and run-off -- with the
support, volunteering and get-out-the-vote of SVA-ers and friends
-- John Liu went on to win as
the next Comptroller of New York City!
* * * * * * * * * * *
Although this was a STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association social event, politically savvy S.V.A. Director Williamson Henderson initiated and arranged for an atmospheric distribution table to have New York City candidate information literature and donor cards freely available for S.V.A. supporters such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie C. Snyder, NYC public advocate candidate Bill De Blasio, NYC comptroller candidate John C. Liu and NYC council candidates Melissa Viverito, Ken Diamondstone, Rosie Mendez, Dan Garodnick, Yetta Kurland and Pete Gleason. (Proud to report that 7 out of 10 won!)
Maurice "Maury the HOP Clown" Michaane looking
goofy as he is 'read' by Stonewall legend -- and party host --
Williamson Henderson, founder of the S.V.A. Maury was 'read' for
his most recent
ridiculous lies, idiotic inaccuracies and stupid slander. Maury
also disrespectively, vindictively and foolishly omitted the
40th-anniversary STONEWALL Veterans' Association with the
S.V.A. Float from being listed in
the NYC Gay Pride Parade 'line-up' program. Shame!
Unfortunately, the HOP-ers allowed this fabiscina clown to
get away with it (for now). Shame! Maury should have
been 86'd from the misnomer Heritage of Pride ("HOP").
Shame! The dysfunctional HOP group also failed to
list the annual Stonewall veterans' conference and reunion in their
exclusionary "Pride Guide". At the above S.V.A. event at The
Stonewall Club, Maury
the HOP Clown wears his personalized clown outfit branding his
paltry title at
HOP. Who wears their job and title tee shirt to an event in
the evening and at someone else's function? Maury the HOP Clown
is also oblivious to the reality that the Stonewall veterans
both the "heritage" and the "pride"!! Maury is so
that he refused to sign the S.V.A. guest book
or make the nominal donation of ten bucks. Talk
about obnoxious, rude and and cheap!!
[evidence photographed by Rogers Hunt]
GLBT Pride Month is honored in advertisement with S.V.A. by NYC Mayor Bloomberg
Factoid: Whoever runs for NYC Mayor and advertises in the STONEWALL Newzletta (1969, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s or on the S.V.A. Website (2000s) wins; whoever doesn't loses for Mayor! At least, it's been that way for four decades!!!! What a coincidence! With its open multiple campaign strategies and some secret get-out-the-vote techniques, the S.V.A. does not anticipate that winning tradition to change any time soon! Update: It didn't change; our candidate won again!
50th Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27 ~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]