Thursday, June 25 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:
JOHN WATTS of BROOKLYN
Wednesday, June 24 -- SVA RECEIVES PRAISE LETTER from
CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN MALONEY
Tuesday, June 23 -- SVA FOUNDER WILLIAMSON HENDERSON
INTERVIEWED on NYC TV
("WLH") was requested to do the interview as the television
station, WPIX Channel 11 in NYC, wanted an actual Stonewall
participant who could provide details from 46 years ago and bridge the
gap to the incredible land-mark status today! They
have interviewed WLH over the decades. To make the
background authentic, they interviewed WLH
on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village out in front of the
just land-marked... The
Tuesday, June 23 -- THE STONEWALL CLUB IS DECLARED a
In 1969, no one would have imagined that The Stonewall Club that we put on
the map would become a landmark for what we did! Most people
overlook or never knew the reality that the rebellion was started by
real Gay people and our friends. They are represented by the STONEWALL Vets Assn. The
club did not ignite the uprising! To read one of the articles on
this historic occasion of landmarking The Stonewall, see:
Monday, June 22 -- MANHATTAN GLBT CENTER'S ANNUAL
ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION"
This STONEWALL Rebellion
Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") event is the *one* that
tributes most of
the people who actually happened to ignite the modern Gay rights
movement on a happy and hot Friday night, the 27th, in June of
their continued great
credit, forty-six years later, the S.V.A. is incredibly still going
strong to celebrate that historic milestone with a celebration of the
event and a
reunion of the participants. This unique happening is also a
public educational service of the S.V.A. providing testimonials from
participants in history: the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969!
The SVA's greatly-appreciated and
well-known talent are
highlighted by the Stonewall Era singer and songwriter Sandy Rapp, who traditionally opens
the S.V.A. conference. There will be a special tribute to the
late, openly-Gay singer and openly-SVA supporter Lesley Gore. Her #1 songs are
"It's My Party" and "U Don't Own Me". Her Top 5 hits are
"Judy's Turn To Cry" and "She's A Fool". Her favorite Gay
community songs are "That's The Way Boys Are" and "Sometimes I
Wish I Were A Boy".
Her fave song at The
Stonewall Club was appropriately "(Oh, How I Miss) The Old Crowd"!
This S.V.A. event is produced and directed by Williamson Henderson. The
S.V.A. conference is
once again, by the Supremish Miss
Tyra Ross and the Latina Lady
One of the endless positive results of the 5-night Stonewall
addition to starting the modern Gay Rights movement and still growing
worldwide GLBT Rights and GLBT
Pride and now Gay Marriage, was the creation of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association.
After the end of the uprising on Thursday, July 3, 1969, the
commenced just eight nights later on July 11th in Greenwich
Village, New York.
Only the S.V.A. has
kept the Stonewall flame burning all these years, all these decades.
The SVA's popular, definitive
and unique website receives over 10
visits annually! The S.V.A. has an accumulated 20-year e-mail
over 20,000 organized names, references and nicknames.
The postal mailing list of
the S.V.A. has been in the thousands for over four decades.
S.V.A. also boasts its "fax factory" of over two thousand fax
You don't use fax; good. We do! Lastly, for now,
it like it is --
not like it's not! People who are for real and politically
independent appreciate that. To quote a
popular b-side Stonewall song by Diana Ross & The Supremes,
Even though some self-centered GLBTQRS
and/or groups disrespectfully attempt to even hijack the "Stonewall"
occasion from the Stonewall veterans, this "S.V.A. Annual
& Stonewall Reunion"
event is the *one* that really
kicks-off "The Ten Days of Gay Pride"
coined by the SVA's director decades ago)!
Stonewall veterans confirmed to speak include Williamson Henderson, Nance Lomax, Jeremiah Newton, Joan "JC" Sobel, Leigh McManus, Cristina Hayworth, David Bermudez, Bettye
Greenfield, Ruthybird Campbell, Robert
Spiegel, Peter S. Fiske and
Carl Keller, Jr.!
Supportive Gay organization
leaders will be
represented at the podium such as the PRIDE
Queens & Kings of Greater New York (IQKNY), Downtown Independent Democrats
Rights Campaign (HRC), Village
Independent Democrats (VID), Freedom
To Marry (FTM),
Political Coalition, Youth-4-SVA,
Independent Democrats (LID), Stonewall Car Club,