S.V.A. Events:  Updated 26th June 2016 (Sunday) 
 
     June's color theme is lavender for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month!        

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Sunday,  June 26 --- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION on NEW YORK 1 NEWS TV

As part of their very popular annual Gay Pride Weekend coverage, New York 1 News television include their coverage of the " STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association conference and reunion.......  The news clip includes Congresswoman Yvette Clarke speaking about the importance of the S.V.A....... {much more to come}








Sunday, June 26 -- NEW YORK CITY 47th ANNUAL GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER PRIDE PARADE

The legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association shall be 'le grande finale' of the New York City7 47th Annual GLBT Pride Parade!  As always, the S.V.A. will have a prominent public official or special celebrity guest!  The SVA's flotilla of convertibles shall include the blue classic 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Convertible"!  There is no greater or more famous vehicle in any Gay Pride Parade!  The wagonmaster is Williamson Henderson.  Stonewall veterans riding in the classic convertible are Williamson, Patti StoneLeigh McManus, Bert Coffman and Joan 'J.C.' Sobel.  There will be more Stonewall vets in a second green Chevrolet convertible and in the lead car black Chrysler sedan.  The SVA's office manager AnDre Christie drives the "Stonewall Car"!  Don't get too close -- to the car!  The late time parade line-up for the S.V.A. is 4 p.m.  This will be a 'yuuuge' parade made 'yuuuuge' as a tribute to the Gay and other victims of the Orlando, Florida massacre exactly two weeks ago and the celebration of the federal designation made on June 24th by the President Barack making the Stonewall historic site the first GLBT national landmark!  Perhaps next year, the focus, for the first time since "Stonewall 30", will be on the veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion -- the ones who ignited it all?!







Saturday, June 25, 2016 -- STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association Presents... "SVA's 47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION" 



The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") presents the out-standing, informative and exciting "SVA's 47th Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion".  Actual 'veterans' of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion attend from several states in America to speak at the S.V.A. podium with a microphone!  SVA's "Invocation" is performed by Pastor Mark E. Erson of the welcoming and diverse St. John's Lutheran Church on Gay Christopher Street -- a block down from The Stonewall -- in Greenwich Village, NY.  Female Keynoter is the legendary New York State Justice Doris Ling-Cohan.  The male keynote speaker is NYCPD Detective Brian E. Downey, president of the Gay Officers' Action League ("GOAL")!  The first program speaker is the S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson namely the wonderful U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Jane "Carolina" Maloney.  Prominent speakers include, for example, U.S. Congressmembers Yvette D. Clarke, Hakeem S. Jeffries and Nydia M. Velazquez and Manhattan congressional candidates Keith L.T. Wright (13th District, to succeed "The Ole Rangler") and Dr. Phil Rosenthal (10th District, opponenet to "The Phat Man")!  Several other respectful, intelligent and honorable elected officials have confirmed to attend.  They shall all be announced in SVA's mailed and emailed program.  (The list  will rightly ('payback is a bitch') exclude local politico haters, excluders and liars like The Schlub (comptrolling with with three personal bankruptcies), Pubic Advocate 'Tush' James, who got into office only because her councilman predecessor Jed Davis was murdered in City Hall (held her recent GLBTQRSIA event and deliberately, disrespectfully and dumbly did not invite the S/W vets), Brat X. Holeman, born and raised in very West Virginia (slandering the actual heroic S/W vets and attempting to steal anything 'Stonewall'), and The Glickster (aka 'Deborah Downer'), a living insult to Gay Pride!  They all make lyin' Ted Cruz look like prison-bound Saint.Shelly "The Shell Game" Shilva!

Confirmed heroic patrons of The Stonewall Inn police raids (1966-1969) which, naturally, put each of them in physical harm's way and verbal abuse and/or veterans of the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion proudly include -- the community is fortunate to have all of them and that they are still willing to give, give, give, particularly, after nearly a half-century:  Williamson Henderson, founder and elected director of the S.V.A., the "Gay Rosa Parks" declared by the City of New York (more than thrice); and recent Stonewall consultant to the "STONEWALL" film; Molly Bennett Aitken from  Massachusetts and Greenwich Village; Jeremiah Jay Newton, from the East Village and former New York University film and television liaison; Bettye C. Bristol cavalierly of basketball-winning Cleveland, Ohio; R. Bert Coffman, founder and president of the Zappalorti Society for GLBT mental health; Patti Rene Stone, founding S.V.A. member from Florida; Leigh P. McManus, chairperson of the S.V.A. Executive Committee from Huntington, Long Island; Rose T. Jordan, octogenarian S/W vet from Gramercy Park, Manhattan; Carl J. Keller, Jr. from Connecticut; Joan "J.C." Sobel from the Upper West Side; Peter S. Fiske from Palm Springs in California; Kelly Dunkel, from Massachusetts and former owner of Kelly's Lesbian Bar in Greenwich Village; .....list still in formation.....  Non-Stonewall veteran guest speakers include, but are not limited to, Hal "Hally" Weiner, Esq., Mendy Seltza, Bruce A. PoliDr. Dyane B. KarronJoe Giovanni, Gina Dora Jones and AnDre M. Christie.   

The "S.V.A. Conference & Stonewall Reunion" is directed by the wild, wonderful and witty S.V.A. founder Williamson Henderson.  Hostess is dragster Miss Tyra A. Ross --  yes, she strongly resembles Queen Diana!  Popular D.J. Ro-Ro Havana plays original "Songs of The STONEWALL Inn" jukebox with records from 1966 to 1969, the four years that the STONEWALL was open.  (Some inaccurate wannabees wrongly think it was three.)  Expect to hear many dance favourites and some slow grinders by Diana Ross & The Supremes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Marvin Gay, Dusty Springfield, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Len 'Dovell' Barry, Aretha Franklin, The Shangri-Las, The Rolling Stones, Herb Alpert, Dionne Warwick, The Marvelettes, The Four Tops, Cilla Black, Tom Jones, The Angels. The Beatles, Darlene Love, Chris Montez, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, The Beach Boys, et al.  The SVA's office manager AnDre Christie is the on-site event manager.  Joanette Serrano and Linda Catlett 'woman' the S.V.A. welcoming table.  Happening ignites @ 4:15 p.m. and climaxes approximately @ 6:45 p.m. or so.  Qualified and relevant conference speakers may have their representative contact Miss Marmelstein to schedule at (212) 627-1969.  For all other S.V.A. conference matters, contact Duran Wilson at (212) 613-6039.  Hope to see you nice folks (no nasties) on Saturday, June 25th on Gay Pride Weekend!








Friday, June 24 --  PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES DECLARES "STONEWALL" as a FEDERAL HISTORIC SITE

How great and how appropriate that the POTUS Barack H. Obama did this and on Gay Pride Weekend!.......  This occasion is yret another opprotunity for some local lying politicos such as "The Phat Man", Brat Holeman, "The Schlub", Danny Dumm, "The Glickster" and Horey Johnson to fiurther attempt to stael "STONEWALL" and disregard the people, some living and most decesaed, who are actually collectively responsible for the everlasting tribute!  Trust us, more to come!
 







Sunday, June 12 -- WORST MASS SHOOTING in AMERICA -- at a GAY CLUB!

The worst mass killing in the United States of America was, of course, obviously anti-American and anti-Gay at a Gay Club by an extremist Islamic-inspired terrorist happened by a maniacal cowardly killer in Orlando, Florida.  Over 50 Gay people and their friends, many of the fatal and injured victims were not only Gay males of all colors but females and many were non-Gay attending the Gay bar and dance club named Pulse.  This gross, mindless, hateful tragedy occurred in the middle of Gay Pride Month.  President Barack Obama held a national press conference on this horrific event and referenced Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people and the GLBT victims today.  The president advised:  "...not to turn on each other".  The president had the American flag at The White House flown at half mast in remembrance of the GLBT, and their friends, victims of the terrific attack of terror against America and hate against GLBT people....

The List of Primarily Gay Victims in the Orlando Massacre are listed by the City of Orlando, Florida at:
www.CityOfOrlando.net/blog/Victims








Saturday, May 28 -- STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION PRE-PRIDE MONTHLY MEETING

This is the last regular monthly meeting of the season.  Main topic is the planning and preparation of the "S.V.A. Conference".  Appropriate pre-Pride guest speaker is Brian E. Downey, elected president of the Gay Officers Action League ("GOAL").  Members of the S.V.A. present and GOAL's Brian reviewed the long history of the two organizations going back to 1982!  Brian was well-prepared, well-spoken and positively progressive with getting the two groups back on track together!  Next month on the last Saturday is the annual S.V.A. conference and Stonewall reunion.  At said event is also the election of the next S.V.A. director.  The SVA's program and fiscal year ends on June 30 of every year.  Today's S.V.A. meeting was chaired by Williamson Henderson.  The 1969 "Stonewall Car" is currently in the longtime Manhattan auto shop -- driven there by SVA's office manager AnDre Christie -- for the famous vehicle's annual bumper-to-bumper check up and repairs and replacements to be ready for all the events of Gay Pride Month!







Wednesday, May 11 -- STONEWALL VETS ASSN. in N.Y. DAILY NEWS ARTICLE by LINDA STASI

"STONEWALL" as a national landmark and a local monument park is explored by renowned journalist Linda Stasi in the New York Daily News.  She by-request interviews the most well-known Stonewall veteran alive:  Williamson Henderson, founder of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association.  To read the full article plus a film clip of the "STONEWALL" movie, a photo of The STONEWALL Inn and a link to the popular S.V.A. website, see:
www.NYDailyNews.com/news/National/Stasi-LGBT-Stonewall-Landmark-article-1.2632430






Tuesday, May 10 ---  THE NEW YORK TIMES COVERS "STONEWALL HISTORIC HEARING"

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association was represented more than any GLBT group.  In fact, it was by a margin of 13 to 1.  That didn''t stop forked-tongue Oliver and the NPCA from dis-respecting, not giving credit and attempting to undermine the S.V.A. every step of the way!  To be continued.....






Monday, May 9 -- "STONEWALL HISTORIC SITE" HEARING and TESTIMONIALS

Thanks to what the Gay boys and Gay girls (it was not 'men and women') and their straight friends did nearly 47 years ago, the U.S. Federal government is finally going to act on what was the plan proposed by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association at the time of "STONEWALL 25" in 1994:  create the entire Stonewall site as a national landmark and transform Sheridan Square (Triangle) aka Christopher Park into Stonewall Memorial Park!  The S.V.A. has numerous letters from public officials and GLBT organizations confirming all of this!  The original S.V.A.-commissioned artist Dahn Hiuni will be present with the authentic drawing.  Confirmed Stonewall veterans include S.V.A. director Williamson Henderson, S.V.A. Executive Committee members Nance Lomax, Leigh McManusMichael Levine, Bert Coffman and Jitterz Greenfield and former member Gil-da Horowitz -- plus S.V.A. legal advisor Hal M. Weiner, S.V.A. public relationist Bruce A. Poli and S.V.A. administrator for FaceBook Sanjay Peters in addition to the aforementioned Mr. Hiuni.  This national proposal is sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association ("NPCA").  Sincere public officials such as U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer are co-sponsoring this proposal.  Unfortunately, there are still unsupportive of S.V.A. and unethical electeds who are trying to steal the SVA's project as their own, particularly "The Phat Man" and his Gay elves 'Brat Holeman' and 'The Glickster'.  The "hearings" with testimonials at a podium and mic as to why this should be a national landmark and little park to commemorate the historic milestone of the Stonewall Rebellion on June 27, 1969 and four other nights, are open to the public.  The venue is Public School 41 at 116 West 11th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NY.  Without our members living and, sadly, mostly deceased, and some others, there would be no "STONEWALL"!  It would have just been another Gay club but with dancing.  Event commences @ 6 p.m. and is scheduled until 8 p.m.  The S.V.A. contingency walks over to RossoDoro Restaurant. 







Saturday, April 30 -- STONEWALL VETS ASSN.'s MONTHLY MEETING

The main agenda is the forthcoming S.V.A. conference and reunion in two months!  There is a special and timely guest speaker official from the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton!  There will be discussions and resolutions regarding the Hillary campaign and the SVA's celebration activities for "Stonewall 47".  Meeting is chaired by S.V.A. director Williamson Henderson.  Special Stonewall Era experiences are related by Bert Coffman, Joan Sobel and Jitterz Greenfield.  Political updates are provided by Mendy Seltza.  The happening is at the Manhattan LGBT Community Center on West 13 Street off Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan, N.Y.  Members and guests are greeted by SVA's office manager AnDre Christie.  Monthly meeting begins @ 4:15 p.m.






Saturday, March 26 -- S.V.A. MONTHLY MEETING at the LGBT CENTER @ 4:15 p.m.

This Springtime meeting has as its main theme the discussions and planning for the SVA's conference, forum and reunion on the Saturday of Gay Pride Weekend.  S.V.A. Director Williamson Henderson chairs the monthly get-together.  Special political guest speaker is Arthur Z. Schwartz, Esq., experienced and personable opponent in the local NYC Assembly race versus The Glickster!  The 66th Assembly District includes Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chelsea and TriBeCa in Manhattan.  Guests are greeted by SVA's hot office manager AnDre Christie.  He will also be arranging for any additional attendees for the S.V.A. concert outing in two weeks to see Queen Diana Ross!  Meeting starts @ 4:15 p.m.  Light foods are plentiful.
 






Saturday, March 5 -- GAY COMMUNITY TRIBUTES ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L. WRIGHT with a BRUNCH for his CONGRESSIONAL MISSION @ 10 a.m.

Enjoy brunch, mimosas and conversation with N.Y.S. Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, candidate for Congress representing Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, Spanish Harlem and the West Bronx including the River Park Towers complex, together with members of the LGBT community and our allies and friends.  Introductory remarks will be given by Williamson Henderson, Chairman of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, and Carmen Neely, co-founder of Harlem GLBT Pride.  Keith and the Wright Family have been consistent supporters of the S.V.A. since the Summer of 1977!  This year, the LGBT community Uptown Manhattan and in The Bronx will help decide if we will continue to have a champion for our community.  To learn more about Keith's longstanding record of fighting for LGBT issues, including marriage equality and the landmark sexual orientation and gender expression non-discrimination acts, see:  Wright2016.com/LGBT-issues.html.  We look forward to your participation at this needed conversation.  Breakfast starts serving buffet-style @ 10 a.m.  RSVP Link:   www.Eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-brunch-with-assemblyman-keith-wright-tickets-22094868346







Saturday, February 27 -- STONEWALL V.A.'s MONTHLY MEETING at MANHATTAN GLBT COMMUNITY CENTER CHAIRED by WILLIAMSON HENDERSON @ 4:15 to 6 p.m.






Thursday, February 11 --  STONEWALL ERA SONGSTRESS DARLENE LOVE ENCORES at B.B. KING'S NIGHTCLUB in MANHATTAN with SVA GUESTS @ 8 p.m.






Saturday, January 30, 2016 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION'S MONTHLY MEETING at the LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER in MANHATTAN, NY



The first STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meeting of the new year 2016 ("Stonewall 47") will be co-chaired by the newly-elected S.V.A. chairman Williamson Henderson and S.V.A. Executive Committee member Nance H. Lomax.  She outlines 2016 plans for the S.V.A.  Public official updates are provided by Leigh P. McManus.  Membership report is given by Donni Russell.  The first New York public official to deliver the S.V.A. a letter of appreciation and praise and renew his S.V.A. sponsorship is NYS Assemblyman, Manhattan Democratic Director, Assembly Housing Chairman and Manhattan/Bronx Congressional Candidate Keith L.T. Wright ("KLTW").  Sounds like he'd know a helluva lot more about S.V.A. than 'The Phat Man', Brat Hoylman or Danni Dumm -- KLTW does (since 1977)!  Planned guest speakers at S.V.A. through Gay Pride Month are revealed by S.V.A. scheduler Ruthybird Marmelstein!  The annual conference enables a baker's dozen of public official speakers.  Other Stonewall veterans and S.V.A. Executive Committee members like Bert "Berti" Coffman and Joan "JC" Sobel head-up discussions for the "SVA's 47th Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion" on Saturday, June 25th.  SVA public relationist Bruce A. Poli creates basic strategies and plans for "Stonewall-47" in June.  The newest "Songs of the Original Stonewall Club" C/D in progress is detailed by musicman Ro-Ro Huntana.  A special poll is taken on the Stonewall veterans' favorite songs of the original Stonewall Club jukebox by special assistant Duran Wilson.  Since this is a new year, all members and supporters have their S.V.A. dues and donations ("D+D") due as of now!  S.V.A. treasurer Mark Zatlow reviews the limited financials.  D+D may be US-mailed to the S.V.A. or brought to the meeting.  Checks or money orders are payable to the association name abbreviated or spelled out!  Attendees sign-in at the meeting entrance with S.V.A. office manager AnDre M. Christie.  S.V.A. meeting from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. is at the LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13 Street between Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, NYC.  Supper after at Doro Rosso's Restaurant in Greenwich Villlage.



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Friday, December 25  -- CHRISTMAS DAY (INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY)









Tuesday, December 22 -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS RONNIE SPECTOR'S CHRISTMAS SHOW

This year, for a change of venue, Ronnie Spector's "Best Christmas Show Ever" will be at the New York City Winery Club.  Her popular (then and now) rock 'n' soul Christmas songs are "Sleigh Ride", "Frosty The Snowman" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", all originally, spectacularly, produced by Phil Spector and backed by the incredible Wall-of-Sound orchestra.  Ronnie, of course, will also perform her top dozen hit records from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s including the highlights "Be My Baby", "Baby, I Love U", "Do I Love U" and "Walking In The Rain".  SVA will be happily represented by its chairman Williamson Henderson, public relationist Bruce A. Poli, and office manager AnDre Christie among others.  Miss Ronnie, then the lead singer of the fabulous Ronettes, was the runner-up most popular Christmas song singer at the old Stonewall!  And, you won't read that NYC Gay history 411 in the Gayragpaper.  They would not know.  Period!  To hear Ronnie's Christmas songs on the radio currently, tune into 106.7 FM!  









Sunday, December 20 -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS DARLENE LOVE'S CHRISTMAS CONCERT

As her annual tradition for many years, Darlene Love will be at B.B. King's Nightclub for her popular Christmas concert!  Darlene's four big holiday hits in The Stonewall Jukebox were and most everywhere now are "White Christmas", "It's A Marshmallow World", "Winter Wonderland" and the rollicking "Christmas, Baby, Please Come Home"!  You will not read it in the NYC Gayragpaper but Miss Love was the ultimate Christmas song singer at the original Stonewall Club!  How would they know?  The three un-wise creeps are not from this state and the current owners are... errr... heterosexuals!  (Kinda weird for an allegedly Gay paper.  When you go to a Chinese restaurant you expect the owners to be Chinese.)  Darlene will  belt out all her hgit songs including "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" (talk about Gay marriage), "He's A Rebel" (#1), "Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home", "He's Sure The Boy I Love" and "A Fine, Fine Boy".  Williamson Henderson, AnDre Christie, Leigh McManus and Benson Sydnor happily rep the S.V.A.  Doors open for drinks and dinner @ 6 p.m.  Showtime is @ 8 p.m.  To prove that her holiday show is more popular than ever, Darlene has been extended to six different nights including December 23rd and 26th and January 2nd and 16th and February 11th spanning seven weeks!  Darlene is the singing queen of Christmas!  








Saturday, December 12 -- REMEMBERING FORMER NYC MAYOR ED KOCH (1926-2013)








Tuesday, December 8 -- STONEWALL V.A. DINNER MEETING with NATIONAL GLBT ORGANIZATION  









Sunday, December 6 -- CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE CLARKE'S PRE-HOLIDAY PARTY

"Congresswoman Yvette Clarke's Birthday Bash + Pre-Holiday Party" is Today!  Special honored guest is former NYC Councilwoman Dr. Una S. Clarke a.k.a. Yvette's mother!  Representing the S.V.A. is its office manager AnDre Christie (also with Jamaican ancestry) and Ruthybird and Ro-Ro, constituents of YDC.  This year's event is at 26 Bridge (Club) in the DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) section of Brooklyn starting @ 4 p.m.
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Sunday, November 29 -- REMEMBERING....  STONEWALL VET DAVID R. ALI (died 1986)









Thursday, November 26 -- THANKSGIVING DAY (AMERICAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY):  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!








Monday, November 23 -- GLBT ORGANIZATIONAL REUNION MEETING

This timely, specially-planned, pre-holiday meeting is scheduled to reunite and restrategize for the political, and other factors, of the GLBT community.  Meeting is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or so.









Sunday, November 22 --  REMEMBERING..... U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY









Saturday, November 21 -- S.V.A. SUPPORTER BIRTHDAY:  CONGRESSWOMAN YVETTE CLARKE of BROOKLYN









Wednesday, November 18, New York, NY -- "THE STONEWALL VETERANS Return to THE STONEWALL INN


"The Stonewall Veterans Return to The Stonewall Inn" is a super, special, supreme event for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") community and our non-GLBT friends, supporters and sponsors!  The venue is where the S.V.A. members started as an entity:  The STONEWALL Inn.  This significant shindig, appropriately and uniquely sponsored by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association, is timely with the 46th anniversary year of the Stonewall Rebellion and the U.S. Supreme Court's monumental Marriage Equality law-of-the-land plus the release of the long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated new "STONEWALL" movie about the Stonewall Era and the place where we are having our event!  There will be movie posters on display. The multi-faceted and diverse movie is dramatically directed by the openly-Gay Roland Emmerich.  The powerful film culminates with the world-changing uprising!  A producer of the film will be present!  Stonewall veterans confirmed are Williamson Henderson, Nance Lomax, Leigh McManus, Doneva Russell, Bert Coffman, Joan Sobel, David Leong, Patti Stone, Jitterz Greenfield, Mary Twist, et al.  The SVA's supportive keynote speaker is NYS Assemblymember and New York County Democratic Committee Chairman Keith L.T. Wright!  Many NYC public officials have confirmed their attendance.  Do not expect the poisoned-by-his-own-staff Phat Man!  His latest Gay rip-off is to falsely claim 'his' idea for a Stonewall monument.  The S.V.A. started it about a quarter-of-a-century ago!  We have the master plans, the paperwork, the proposals, the sketches, the artwork and the designer!  It has been on public display for years -- including tonight!  The SVA's founder Williamson and the new S.V.A. director Nance are co-hosting the event!  Voting:  S.V.A. members will elect the chairman of the S.V.A.  Original "Songs of The  Stonewall Jukebox" (1966 to 1969) will be played all evening!  Come hear the Stonewall jukebox hit songs of Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Gay, The Shangri-Las, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Beach Boys, Darlene Love, Mick Jagger, The Marvelettes, Michael Jackson & The J-5, Ronnie Spector, Len 'Dovell' Barry, The Angels, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Chris Montez, et al.  The "Songs of The Stonewall" is compiled by Williamson & Friends; hand-made "SOTS" compact discs are distributed privately as S.V.A. gifts.  Bruce A. Poli, SVA's public relationist, provides reports on the international "Stonewall 50" vis-a-vis the Heritage of Pride group.  Stacey M. Lentz, co-cordinator for the event, is representing the Stonewall Inn.  SVA's Liaison Mendi Saltza conducts a 'roll call' of how many Gay City Council members are present?  Do you really expect that rolly-polly, self-promoting Danni Dumm, known mostly for his endless fund-raisers promoting his job security yet doesn't pay basic SVA dues!  Where's the pride?  Let's see!  SVA's office manager AnDre Christie and Bronx liaison Joanette Serrano greet guests at the "Stonewall" welcome table.  All attendees are required to sign the SVA's guest book with Youth-for-SVA's Eldon Johnson and/or Duran Wilson.  "The Happening" is from 6 p.m. sharp to 9 p.m. not-so-sharp.  Minimum admission is $10; however, attendees are encouraged to also donate to the non-profit S.V.A.  Pretend it is for ESPA (where they charge $500+ at a fancy hotel for rubber chicken and powdered potatoes)!  The Stonewall is not The Sheraton but this is a fund- besides fun-raiser for the S.V.A.





Monday, November 16 -- STONEWALL VETERANS DAVID BERMUDEZ and ERICA WEBSTER SPEAK at UNIVERSITY of RHODE ISLAND for "GENDER & SEXUALITY" FORUM







Tuesday, November 10 -- S.V.A. SUPPORTER BIRTHDAY:  "STONEWALL" MOVIE DIRECTOR ROLAND EMMERICH







Sunday, November 8 -- STONEWALL VETERAN BIRTHDAY:  JITTERZ GREENFIELD of NJ









Saturday, October 31 (Halloween) --  S.V.A. MONTHLY MEETING



SVA's meeting this year is on Halloween!  You can wear a Halloween costume or just do face make-up like a flame queen!  Main topic is planning for "The Stonewall Veterans Return to The Stonewall Inn" on Wednesday, November 18th (from 6 to 8 p.m.).  Mendi Seltza serves the updates on public officials including the good Governor Andrew Cuomo, the bad elected Phat Man and the beautiful Congresswoman Carolina Maloney.  ("The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful" is a Gay-favorite Lana Turner movie!)  Donni Russell reports on the S.V.A. membership.  S.V.A. meeting today is from 4:15 to 6 p.m.  AnDre Christie manages the event.  Wear a costume, face make-up or at least something orange!  The nearby Greenwich Village Halloween Parade on Avenue of the Americas kicks off @ 7 p.m.  You can walk there (only one-and-a-half blocks) after the S.V.A. meeting.  Also visit the Halloween Parade website at:  www.Halloween-NYC.com.










Thursday, October 29 -- S.V.A. MEETS with a CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE

Rendezvous is in the NYC 13th Congressional District!  Primary elections for Congress in NY are next June.  The private meeting is @ 7 p.m.









Thursday, October 22 -- MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BORED #2 GENERAL MEETING @ 6 p.m.

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Monday, October 19 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  PATTI RENE STONE in FL










Sunday, October 18 -- GAY NEWZ:  WORLD GAY PRIDE 2019 SHALL BE in MANHATTAN, NYC!

Congratulations to the place where it all ignited:  Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City!  Congratulations to all of the members of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association and others who were actually there not the wannabes, living and posthumously, for starting the pride!  Congratulations are also in order to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association for being the sole keeper of the flame of Stonewall since 1969!  Manhattan won with a humongous reassuring vote of 97%!  Other competitor cities were London, Berlin and Las Vegas.  This way, the 1969 "Stonewall Car" does not have to be transported aboard a steamship to Germany!  Let's have a toast to St. Judy!










Sunday, October 18 -- STONEWALL VETS' ASSOCIATION "STREETFAIR"

The "S.V.A. Streetfair" is its 13th!  The location is the same on good ole Greenwich Avenue from Seventh Avenue crossing Bank Street, West 12th Street, Jane Street and Horatio Street to Eighth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC, all day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  








Saturday, October 17 -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS DIONNE WARWICK at B.B. KING'S NIGHTCLUB @ 8 p.m.

Dionne Warwick, one of the most popular songstresses in The Stonewall Jukebox from 1966 to 1969 holds her annual concert in Manhattan, NY, where it all started -- both for her and for us!  Stonewall songs guaranteed to be sung by Dionne include "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Message To Michael", "Valley Of The Dolls", "Alfie" and "This Girl's In Love With You".  The S.V.A. is proudly represented by S.V.A. founder Williamson Henderson and excitedly by S.V.A. office manager AnDre Christie.  Backstage, they will be informing Dionne which song of hers is sung (in part) by an old queen at the counter of a coffee shop in Greenwich Village in the movie "STONEWALL".  Venue is B.B. King's Nightclub on West 42nd Street near Times Square.  Dinnertime starts @ 6 p.m.  Showtime begins @ 8 p.m.










Thursday, October 15 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  ADRIENNE SEIDEN of BROOKLYN and MANHATTAN









Sunday, October 11 -- "STONEWALL!" MOVIE OUTING to the CHELSEA BOWTIE THEATRE

Another S.V.A. group OUT-ing to see the movie "STONEWALL" about the Stonewall Era, the Stonewall people, the Stonewall Club and the Stonewall Rebellion.  The lead composite Gay character "Danny Winters" is convincingly played by Jeremy Irvine.  The surprise finale is the most illuminating and inspiring scene in any Gay movie ever!  Film is expertly directed by the openly-Gay Roland Emmerich.  Confirmed attendees are S.V.A. founder and movie "Stonewall" consultant Williamson Henderson, PRIDE Democrats vice-president Steven Gradman, Lambda Independent Democrats official Art Judge, Downtown Independent Democrats official Diana Campbell, S.V.A. FaceBook admistrator Sanjay Peters, S.V.A. Executive Committee member Joan Sobel and many others!  "STONEWALL" movie event is hosted by SVA's office manager AnDre Christie.  The Chelsea Bow Tie Theatre is located at 260 West 23 Street in the Gay Chelsea section of the West Side of Manhattan, NY.  Meet-up is by 4 p.m. in front of the theatre.  Movie starts @ 4:15 p.m.






Sunday, October 11 -- "COMING OUT GAY" DAY










Wednesday, October 7 -- THE STONEWALL MOVIE:  CAST + BIO'S

All of this interesting "STONEWALL" information about the cast and their biographies and a colorful photo of each is avalable at:  www.TheSTONEWALLMovie.com/#/cast-crew









Monday, October 5 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  S.V.A. FOUNDER WILLIAMSON HENDERSON of NYC










Sunday, October 4, 2015 -- S.V.A. OUTING to SEE MOVIE "STONEWALL"


A group of SVA-ers and friends are getting together to view the new "STONEWALL" film in a Manhattan movie theatre together!  This nice social event was thoughtfully suggested by the SVA's Honorary Chairperson Congresswoman Carolina J. Maloney!  The fact-based, illuminating and inspiring film about the Stonewall Era and the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 is two hours and a few minutes.  The film's final "Credit" is STONEWALL Veterans' Association!   Host of the happening is SVA's office manager AnDre Christie, recently returned to The Bronx from Hollywood for the movie's spectacular premiere!  Attendees for "STONEWALL" today have all been informed the movie theatre and location 411.







Thursday, October 1 --  S.V.A. LISTED IN  NATIONAL GAYELLOW PAGES

The Gayellow Pages has been and is the World's number one printed source of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") information.  A read-through this soft-cover book in print or on-line will provide great information and educate you!  The S.V.A. and/or its sister organization, the Imperial Queens & Kings of New York ("IQKNY"), have been supporting and advertising in the Gayellow Pages for over four decades since 1973.  To see the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association annually-renewed listing, visit:  http://www.GayellowPages.com .






October 2015 -- GAY HISTORY MONTH









Saturday, September 26 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING in NYC



This month's meeting of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association is gayly in the middle of 'stonewall'! Stonewall! STONEWALL!  The new "STONEWALL" movie premieres and opens nationally this week!  So, as very special guests, the S.V.A. is having a trio of original New York City Police Department ("NYCPD") police officers from the old Sixth Precinct, who worked any of the nights of the historic 1969 Stonewall Uprising!  Their behind-the-blue-wall information is fascinating!  Their testimonies are, unlike much that you read in the Gayragpapers and fancied by wannabes, is factual!  The Stonewall Cops confirmed are:  Frankie and Ritchie and Vinnie (Italian, Jewish and, of course, Irish)!  All three were also present at the famous reunion of the "Stonewall Vets & Stonewall Cops" a decade ago as covered by the media.  Note:  You won't find these guest speakers at the Stonewall Democratic Club (no relation, trust us; they just use our namesake to confuse some people).  Also guesting is Gay screenwriter Jo Esposito, who is working on a cinematic project with the Stonewall Cops!  It will be a continuation of the "STONEWALL" movie but with a different perspective namely that of the police!  Presiding S.V.A. official is Interim Chairman Paul A. Lucre.  Report on the premiere of "STONEWALL!" movie in Hollywood, CA, from attendee Williamson Henderson.  Monthly membership report is presented by SW-vet Donni Russell.  The S.V.A. at FaceBook updates are given by F/B administrator Sanjay Peters.  Updates on the "Songs of The Stonewall" series of C/Ds is sung by Rogers Hunt.  Except for the retired NYCPD-ers, everyone else must check your piece (if you catch our drift) with the S.V.A. office manager AnDre M. Christie.  If one of the haterz shows up, he will use them as target practice!  AnDre also attended all of the Los Angeles "STONEWALL" film premiere festivities.  Super surprise:  One of the key actors in the film is the special "STONEWALL" guest!  The person, who just flew to NYC from the movie premiere in L.A., visits the S.V.A. for a sit-down with S/W vets and their guests.  Except for the NYC Gayragpaper, the legitimate New York City press is invited to attend.  The meeting blasts off @ 4:15 p.m.  Because of the full agenda and exciting speakers, this meeting has been extended to 7 p.m.  
    








Friday, September 25 -- NEW "STONEWALL" MOVIE WORLDWIDE OPENING


The new "STONEWALL" movie poster of
the long-awaited, full-length, fabulous feature film!
Notice:  Authentic and accurate spelling from the historic vertical neon sign... STONEWALL
 








Wednesday, September 23 -- NEW "STONEWALL MOVIE PREMIERE in LOS ANGELES, CA

"STONEWALL!" -- Where Pride Began!


"STONEWALL", the new Stonewall movie about the Stonewall Era, the people, the club and the rebellion, premiered in great style in the Silver Screen Theatre at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood, California!  The movie is directed by Roland Emmerich (pictured above 'to the left').  Originally planned for a premiere in Greenwich Village, New York, where it all ignited -- thanks to real Gay boys and girls not 'men' and 'women' nor 'activists' (as congressman Jerrold 'The Phat Man' Natler always and wrongly describes it and shamefully in public and rudely sometimes in front of actual S/W vetz) -- some confabulators and haters made it impossible for the other companies involved with the film such as marketing, advertising, promotion and distribution affiliates, to feel comfortable with any premiere in New York City!  The crayzees lost NYC a lot of money -- literally, millions!  The crazy potty mouths and topilet tongues ruined it for a lot of people in many ways.  Nonetheless, the grand premiere of "STONEWALL" in Los Angeles was a huge success with a tremendous turn-out!  This movie is "powerful", "illuminating", "action-filled", "emotional" and "unforgettable"!  Go see it!  We did!  









Tuesday, September 22 --  STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  S.V.A. CHAPLAIN REV. MAGORA E. KENNEDY








Sunday, September 20 -- "STONEWALL" MONUMENT PRESS CONFERENCE

The National Parks Conservation Association ("NPCA") launches the national drive for a Stonewall monument in front of the landmark The Stonewall Inn.  The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") will be present (despite the secretive schemes of "Smarty Pants")!  It is people who made the place famous not the building.  Public officials confirmed to speak include Congresswoman Carolyn J. Maloney, the Honorary Chairperson of the S.V.A., and her chief-of-staff Minna Elias; U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her special community affairs assistant Ousman Laast; Manhattan Borough President Gale E. Brewer, recently a featured speaker at the annual S.V.A. conference; NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, another S.V.A. supporter; and openly-Gay NYC Councilmember CoJo Johnson -- plus Manhattan Community Board #2's Chairman Toby Berger and Vice-Chair Terry Cude, who also spoke at the S.V.A. conference!  S.V.A. is represented by Stonewall veterans Williamson Henderson, Bert Coffman, Leigh McManus, Bill Salzman and Donni Russell.  This "Stonewall" site would, appropriately, be the first Gay monument in America!  The "Stonewall" press conference ignites @ 2 p.m.









Sunday, September 20 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  PUBLIC RELATIONIST BRUCE A. POLI









Wednesday, September 16 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  CARL J. KELLER, JR. in CONNECTICUT








Monday, September 14 -- S.V.A. RANKS NYC's CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENTS / COUNCIL SPEAKERS

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association periodically ranks (double entendre) NYC public officials via a particular office over the decades.  This segment is for New York City Council Presidents also known now as Council Speakers:
1.)  Carol H. Bellamy {Gay!}
2.)  Peter A. Vallone, Sr.
3.) Christine C. Quinn {Gay!}
4.) Andrew J. Stein
5.)  Melissa Mark Viverito {Gay?}









September 11th, 2015 -- TRAGIC 14th ANNIVERSARY of the FOUR TERRORIST ATTACKS on AMERICA on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001








Monday, September 7 (latest date it occurs) -- LABOR DAY (NATIONAL AMERICAN HOLIDAY)








Sunday, September 6 -- S.V.A. SUPPORTER BIRTHDAY:  DISTRICT LEADER GEOFFREY A. DAVIS







Sunday, September 6 -- S.V.A. SPONSOR BIRTHDAY:  MANHATTAN BORO PRESIDENT GALE A. BREWER









Saturday, August 29 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION "ANNIVERSARY" MEETING


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This month's special topic is appropriately the forthcoming new "STONEWALL" movie!  What else already?  The duly-paid S.V.A. membership also has the consideration of confirming a new S.V.A. Chairman-of-the-Board.  Candidates are (alphabetically):  Paul A. Lucre, S.V.A. Interim Chairman, and Leigh P. McManus, S.V.A. Executive Committee Chairperson.  Said position is of international scope and communications-related and is not running the day-to-day operations of the organization which are spearheaded by the S.V.A. director and assisted by the S.V.A. executive committee.  Confirmed S.V.A. Executive Committee members attending today include Nance Lomax (Acting Director), Williamson Henderson, Doneva Russell, Bert Coffman, Joan Sobel and Keith Lonesome, to date.    
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This month's special guest speaker, "Mr. August", is Clyde E. Williams, a congressional candidate for the 13th C/D in New York City.  Mr. Williams previously worked as the domestic policy adviser to former President Bill Clinton with the Clinton Foundation in Harlem; as the national political director of the Democratic National Committee ("DNC") and with current President Barack Obama in The White House as the national Housing Director!  The 13th Congressional District includes Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Inwood and Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan; and the West Bronx, Harlem River Complex, Marble Hill and River Park Towers in The Bronx.  Mr. Williams will produce his interesting background from DC to NYC and his vision and plans for the expansive and diverse district.  There will be a 'questions & answers" session, as always with the S.V.A.  Guest speaker segment commences @ 5 p.m.  
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Presiding officer is S.V.A. Interim Chairman  Paul A. Lucre.  He will fascinatingly provide his memorable personal and political NYC experiences with the S.V.A. from a quarter-of-a-century ago!  That was when the GLBT political clubs worked with rather than trying to outsmart the S.V.A., typically a losing proposition.  S.V.A. membership report is stated by Doneva Russell.  Manning the door is AnDre Christie.  Monthly S.V.A. meeting is from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the New York City LGBT Community Center at 208 West 13 Street between Seventh Avenue and Greenwich Avenue in Manhattan, New York City.  






Friday, August 28 -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL SONGSTER MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009)






Thursday, August 27 -- S.V.A. RANKS NYC's CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENTS / COUNCIL SPEAKERS

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association periodically ranks (double entendre) NYC public officials via a particular office over time.  This segment is for New York City Council Presidents also known now as Council Speakers:
1.)  Carol H. Bellamy {Gay!}
2.)  Peter A. Vallone, Sr.
3.) Christine C. Quinn {Gay!}
4.) Andrew J. Stein
5.)  Melissa Mark Viverito {Gay?}







Saturday, August 22 -- YOUTH-4-SVA SUPPER MEETING at CORKY'S DINER in THE BRONX
 
The Youth-4-SVA supper meeting, as always, will be productive, interesting and fun.  Co-hosted by Williamson, S.V.A. Boardmember Dr. Dyane Karron, a T/G activist, and SVA office manager AnDre Christie.  Corky's Diner is located on the Grand Concourse just north of Fordham Road.  The event starts promptly @ 4 p.m.






Wednesday, August 19 -- ARTICLE and PHOTOS on UPCOMING FILM "STONEWALL"

"STONEWALL" the forthcoming movie about the Stonewall Era, the Stonewall people and the Stonewall rebellion gets a first look here!  There are many interesting facts   This diverse story and movie photos is a refreshing change from some of the internet sludge.  Read and see at:  
www.DailyMail.co.uk/article-3185401/FIRST-LOOK-Stonewall-movie-historical-events-led-Gay-Rights-movement.html







Sunday, August 16 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  RITA "RUSTY" ROSE







Saturday, August 8 -- REVISIT REUNION:  STONEWALL VETS and STONEWALL COPS

Reunion of actual 1969 Stonewall Rebellion veterans with the New York City Police Department ("NYCPD") policemen (sorry, there were no policewomen or tranny cops) who were on duty in the Sixth Precinct in Greenwich Village, NYC, for any of the five nights of the Stonewall Uprising is an incredible, previously unthinkable, reunion!  The only Gay press allowed was the reliable and reputable New York Blade News.  (The libelous NYC Gayragper was banned!)  Read about the amazing event and see pix:  http://www.NPR.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1967752.








Thursday, August 6 -- MOVIE DIRECTOR ROLAND EMMERICH FULLY DEFENDS "STONEWALL"

Although it should not be necessary, because we're dealing with the dysfunctional GLBTQRS... "community", it is.  The reality is that the new "STONEWALL" movie researched through endless sources in person and in print the Stonewall Era and what it was like at The Stonewall Club.  In his new interview with Queerty Magazine, the film's director Roland Emmerich mentioned such marginal and outrageous, respectively, Stonewall characters as Marsha Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, both of whom had belonged to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association; the former until she was likely murdered by drowning (1992) and the latter until she was duly expelled for violence, stealing and vulgarities unanimously by the membership (1995).  The 2015 "STONEWALL" film company, as part of their years of research, like the predecessor film company of "Stonewall" (1996), unquestionably went out of their way and to great expense to track down at least a dozen Stonewall veterans across America in interviews to obtain varying and diverse tales of The Stonewall.  It is important to realize  that like any event, particularly an uprising spanning a week, no two stories are the same.  However, accurate tellings share many commonalities.  To read the full interview on the set of Mr. Emmerich's next movie, "Independence Day Forever", see:    www.Queerty.com/Roland-Emmerich-defends-his-version-of-Stonewall-says-it-honors-real-life-Heroes-20150807.
 







Tuesday, August 4 -- S.V.A. SUPPORTER BIRTHDAY:  CONGRESSMAN HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES of BROOKLYN







Monday, August 3 -- FORTHCOMING "STONEWALL" MOVIE POSTER IS POSTED!











Saturday, August 1, 2015 -- STONEWALL JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS CILLA BLACK DIES @ 72

Songstress Cilla Black, born Priscilla White, is from England.  Cilla's powerful remake of Dionne Warwick's hit "Anyone Who Had A Heart" went to #1 in England.  The Beatles were friends of Cilla's for decades.  Her first single and many others were written by Lennon & McCartney.  One of her other powerful songs, "You're My World" was number one in Europe and charted in America.  It was a huge hit in the Gay bars.  At The Stonewall Club it was frequently acted out.  It's a very dramatic song.  Her version of the Burt Bacharach movie song "(What's It All About) Alfie" was a big hit in Europe.  In America, the song belonged to Dionne Warwick in 1967.  In fact, Cilla's book is entitled "What's It All About?".  In addition to her singing career, Cilla remained in the entertainment industry as an actress and as the host of a few popular British television shows.  Recently, "YMW" was submitted as a possible finale song for the upcoming new "STONEWALL" film.  Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr releasesd separate heartfelt press releases.  Cilla passed at her other home in Spain.  Cilla was a real showbiz icon in the UK and a singing sensation at The Stonewall!  Cilla, here's your tribute song:  "You're Our World"!  See a Cilla album cover photo and her discography at SVA's website at the "Songs of The Stonewall Club" #5 at:  www.STONEWALLvets.org/songsofStonewall-5.htm.










Friday, July 31 -- S.V.A. SUPPER MEETING with CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE @ 6 p.m.









Wednesday, July 29 -- BREAKTHROUGH:  BOY SCOUTS of AMERICA NOW OPEN to GAY LEADERS

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a breakthrough agreement with the Boy Scouts of America ("BSA") to allow openly-Gay leaders!  Like Marriage Equality, this was a concept that no one of the Stonewall Era and beyond thought possible in our lifetime.  This announcement is a watershed moment for the Boy Scouts Of America and Gay people!  The agreement ensures that the BSA provides equal opportunity for GLBT employees nationwide.  The BSA was founded in 1910 and chartered by Congress with the mission of preparing young people to become responsible citizens and leaders.  Historically, the BSA excluded openly-Gay individuals from membership and leadership but this policy changed in May 2013 when the BSA announced that youth (up to age 17) could no longer be denied membership on the basis of sexual orientation alone.  At that time, however, the BSA did not change its adult leadership standard and continued to maintain a nationwide policy that excluded openly-Gay individuals aged eighteen or older.  

 The civil rights settlement with the Boy Scouts of America is to end its discriminatory policy of excluding openly-Gay adults from serving as leaders in the organization.  As part of the settlement, the BSA has agreed to eliminate the standard nationally, develop guidelines for implementing its new leadership standard, and ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws going forward.  “Today’s announcement is a watershed moment for the Boy Scouts of America.  The mission of the Boy Scouts is to prepare our nation’s young people to become responsible citizens and leaders and I can think of no better way of doing that than by enabling young people to learn from a diverse group of role models,” said NYS Attorney General Schneiderman.  “I am pleased to see the Boy Scouts of America renew its commitment to equal protection under the law and I look forward to the organization welcoming a new generation of GLBT scout leaders in the months and years ahead.”  The policy change enacted today will lay the framework for a new era of acceptance and equal opportunity for Gay scouts and leaders in the Boy Scout program.

Under the terms of the agreement, the BSA agreed to:  Permanently eliminate the leadership standard excluding openly gay adults, on a nationwide basis; develop guidelines for the implementation of its new leadership standard; designation of an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer; develop a training program for all managerial employees concerning the new leadership standard and its effect upon the recruitment, hiring, and retention of employees in New York; and monitor for complaints concerning violations of its new leadership standard.










Tuesday, July 28 -- S.V.A. TELE-CONFERENCE with a NYC CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE @ 3 p.m.








Monday, July 27 -- 13th ANNIVERSARY:  WILLIAMSON HENDERSON PROUDLY DECALARED THE "GAY ROSA PARKS" of the GLBT COMMUNITY and BEYOND by the CIVIL COURT of the CITY of NEW YORK!

Fourteen years ago, the Civil Court of the City of New York, after several delays and several days of trial spanning several weeks, issued a lengthy and comprehensive decision, court case index number SCNY #2678/2000, which virtually declared that the SVA's Stonewall Rebellion veterans as analagous to the women's movement The Suffragettes and Williamson Henderson, the visible and activist leader of the organization, as "Gay Rosa Parks"!.....  Much more to come!

Now, obviously not having read the decision about their free-lance liar, Lester and Jeni Goodstein aka "Badstein", local creeps in The Village, Lower Manhattan and now swooshed into Brooklyn -- the birthplace of Williamson Henderson -- with their poison pens attempting to belittle accomplishments, ruin careers and undermine organizations have re-enabled a smear campaign!  Obviously, they are haters; very hateful.  Maybe the same will happen to their 'weird' son.  "The Badsteins" are the current enablers of all the lies, slander, lies, libel, lies, intrusion, lies, defamation, lies, manipulations, lies, etc. of the problem liars in the form of Duncan 'Drunken Ozburn' Osbourne.  This is typical scurillousness for them to pull out this premeditated trash as it is Gay Pride season and it is crucial to use the willing resources of Community Media, Inc. to foster the filthe and to cause trouble in the Gay Community and turn Gay happiness into Gay hate!  That's what they do!  Whereas the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") are builders of the Gay Community for five decades and whose members are among those who created the Gay Pride and have been building the Gay community for over 46 long years in many ways, the haters are destroyers and the discreditors.  Sadly, the self-haters are in every group.  New York City is the capital of the world; this is the ideal place for them to be evil and party poopers if they are so inclined to be consumed with jealously, as they clearly are envious!  The good news is that we are in America not Nigeria.  Thus, "the Badsteins" will be in court, have to take the oath not to lie (ha-ha-ha) under the penalties of perjury, prove that everything they published is without malice and true (which is impossible) and, hopefully, pay all of the penalties including, but not limited to, printing a full-page explanation and apologies and retracting the libel and trash from the internet which can, as it does in this case, act as a sewer!  Stay tuned!










Sunday, July 26 -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  DARLENE LOVE









Saturday, July 25 -- STONEWALL V.A. 46th ANNIVERSARY MEETING & PARTY




Every year in July, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") meeting is about three main topics:  review the SVA's Gay Pride Month festivities, activities and events such as conferences, ceremonies and parades including all appropriate media namely television, radio, newspapers and magazines -- and this year again the S.V.A. did all four big time -- with a resolution of what to change and how for next year.  (Note:  We stated 'appropriate media' so that excludes the slanderous and scurrilous NYC Gayragpaper published by Jeni Badstein!)  Topic two is the celebration of the enduring SVA's 46th anniversary!  We reflect on the SW-vetz that we lost during the past year.  If we don't care, no one else in the GLBT 'community' would; they're too apathetic.  Topic three is the SVA's next director.  This special meeting and mini-party is hosted by the SVA' s new director who, at press time, is unknown as all of the ballots have not been received.  The number one frequently asked question is Williamson Henderson.  By his own publicly declared decision reiterated for the record over and over at every S.V.A. meeting and elsewhere this year for the record, WLH is not a candidate for S.V.A. director and, therefore, cannot be a nominee.  [Note:  SVA's fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.  S.V.A. balloting deadline for members in good standing was the last day of June.  This year it has been extended two weeks until July 15.]  The new S.V.A. Director will co-chair the transitional meeting.  But who will be he/she?  Attend the meeting and find out!  Guest speakers are local NYC district leaders Jean B. Grillo and John L. Scott from the Lower Manhattan and Tribeca areas.  Mendi Seltza provides the S.V.A. political report.  Most outstanding 'politica' for the year goes to Congresswoman Carolina Maloney who supports the S.V.A. (unlike the Phat Man) and proudly marched with the S.V.A. in the Manhattan GLBT Pride Parade as 'le grande finale' with the eye-catching 1969 "Stonewall Car"!
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  Meeting venue as always -- except when the S.V.A. met at The Victoria Deli Restaurant for a decade (1969-1979), The Stonewall Club for a decade (1997-2007) and Onegin Restaurant for a year (2013) -- is the Manhattan GLBT Community Center promptly @ 4:15 p.m.  Recently, the NYX stated that the S.V.A. began in a deli in the Summer of 1969.  That's true; however, it was a deli-restaurant with ten times more tables and chairs than the NYC Gay Center's cafe!  This Saturday, foods -- and a lot more like Gil-da and the Gayragpaper -- will be dished!  SVA's smilin' greeter is AnDre Christie.  This is a significant meeting for S.V.A. and we encourage members to attend!  The press (except the trashy NYC Gayragpaper) is welcomed.  For more info:  www.STONEWALLvets.org/upcomingevents.htm.   







Saturday, July 25 -- STONEWALL VETERAN BIRTHDAY:  MOLLY BENNETT AIKEN of MASSACHUSETTS







Wednesday, July 23 --  REMEMBERING N.Y.C. COUNCILMAN JAMES E. "JED" DAVIS







Monday, July 20 -- S.V.A. CORPORATE COUNSEL BIRTHDAY:  KAREN S. BURSTEIN, ESQ.






Saturday, July 18 -- STONEWALL SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  MARTHA REEVES of MOTOWN






Thursday, July 16 -- BRONX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE ANNUAL DINNER  

A really big event, the Bronx County Dinner, in New York City every year and this year is bigger since the new NYS Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, also an honoree, is from The Bronx!  Headline guest speaker is NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, whose Cuomo Family has been supporters of the S.V.A. since the Summer of 1977.  S.V.A. is represented by SVA's founder Williamson Henderson, office manager AnDre Christie and public officials liaison Linda Catlett.  Dinner and dance is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and counting.







Tuesday, July 14 -- S.V.A. MEETING at NEW YORK STATE OFFICE BUILDING @ 4 p.m.






Monday, July 13th -- GAY NEW YORK CITY with ONLY ONE GAY NEWSPAPER!  WTF?







Saturday, July 11 -- BROADWAY CARES PRESENTS "BROADWAY BARKS & MEOWS"

"Broadway Barks And Meows" humanely presented by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS is in its 17th year!  It is co-hosted by Mary Tyler Moore of film and television fame and Bernadette Peters of Broadway stardom.  The event is to adopt pets to responsible, caring and loving owners!  The exciting event happens in wide Shubert Alley at West 45 Street off Broadway in Manhattan.  It opens with a bark and a meow @ 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.  For more event 411 and photos, visit:  www.BroadwayCares.org.







Saturday, July 11, 2015 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION:  46th ANNIVERSARY!










Friday, July 10 -- SVA's NEW AD -- A PUBLIC OFFICIAL LETTER to S.V.A. -- IS in WESTVIEW NEWSPAPER

To view Greenwich Village and the West Village's definitive newspaper and real voice -- not slander and sleaze and libel and lies -- view the WestView News on line:  www.WestViewNews.org.









Thursday, July 9 -- S.V.A. OFFICIALS MEET with NEW YORK STATE OFFICIAL @ 3 p.m.








Wednesday, July 8 -- S.V.A. OFFICIAL DAVID BERMUDEZ INTERVIEWED in NEW YORK PRESS
David V. Bermudez, Stonewall veteran and member of the S.V.A. Executive Committee for decades, was interviewed for the occasion of the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.  It was published in the New York Press, part of the reputable Straus Media (unlike NYC Community Media).  To read the complete Gay Pride interview quoting David, see:  www.NYPress.com/local-news/20150702/a-rainbow-colored-cheer








Tuesday, July 7 -- S.V.A. RE-REGISTERS with N.Y.S. CHARITIES BUREAU








Monday, July 6 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL JUKEBOX FEATURE

Every year, Gay history and music afficionado Chris Matthew Sciabarra features a song from the original Stonewall Club jukebox as listed in the SVA's "Songs of The Stonewall Club"!  This year the song is "One" by the popular Three Dog Night (TDN) guy rock group.  TDN's songs were frequently very soulful and with a message such as this "One (Is The Loneliest Number)"!  Visit the weblink and see the song performed:  www.NYU.edu/projects/Sciabarra/notablog/SVA/002009.html.








Sunday, July 5 -- REMEMBERING THE STONEWALL REBELLION THAT BIRTHED A MOVEMENT

A retrospective via the testimonials of actual veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion namely Williamson Henderson, Jeremiah Newton, Leigh McManusPeter S. Fiske and Patti Stone is explored by the national reporting team of The Dallas Voice.  (Some of the original lengthier story is not included in this version for space reasons.  Most of the Stonewall Era photos were provided by PSF of the S.V.A. Executive Committee.)  http://www.DallasVoice.com/Remembering-the-Rebellion-that-Birthed-a-Movement-1019520.html








Saturday, July 4 -- FRIEND-of-SVA BIRTHDAY:  TOM A. VIOLA, BC/EFA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR









Saturday, July 4th -- AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY and GAY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Everyone knows that American Independence was founded on the 4th of July in 1776!  But barely anyone knows that Gay Independence was founded on the 4th of July in 1969 -- the day after the 5-night Stonewall Uprising completed.  (You won't read that historic 411 in the NYC Gayragpaer.)








Friday, July 3 -- VINTAGE GAY PRIDE PARADE VIDEO DEDICATED to STONEWALL VETERANS

This video shows colorful and exciting clips of marchers in the 44th annual New York City Gay Pride Parade.  The most connecting moments are those of the parade traveling down the narrower streets of West 8th Street and Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.  It is appropriate that they dedicated the Pride video to the STONEWALL Veterans Association.  Most people overlook how Gay Pride started -- by actual people not by Gay aliens or, as its current owners pretend, by the Stonewall club itself.  To view the filming visit:  www.YouTube.com/watch?v=PKh08bSFW_s.









Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- YOUTH-4-SVA SUPPER MEETING and MEET-UP with A-ROD at MORANDI'S
 
Youth-4-SVA
was having their Stonewall History supper meeting at Morandi's (within walking distance of the GLBT Center).  The S.V.A. sponsors this quarterly educational service.  It's especially significant with the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion.  Youth-4-SVA is always joined by students, high school and college.  Get-together was hosted by S.V.A. founder Williamson Henderson and office manager AnDre Christie.  For authenticity, the ambiguous duo had the 1969 "Stonewall Car" on display right out front!  Ironically, the car colors are blue and white, the same team colors of the N.Y. Yankees....  Out of the 'blue', one of the SVA youths announced:  "Look, here comes A-rod!"  











Sunday, June 28 -- NEW YORK CITY 46th ANNUAL GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER PRIDE PARADE

New York City held the first Gay Pride March (1970) and now it organizes and hosts the "NYC 46th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Parade"!  Stonewall veterans of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association confirmed to march or ride include:  Williamson Henderson ('Leader of the Pack'), Nance Lomax (Philly), David V. Bermudez (MA), Leigh P. McManus (LI), Erica Kay Webster (ME), Robert "Bobby" Spiegel (DC), Mary S. Twist (NJ), Carl J. Keller (CT), Joan 'JC' Sobel (NYC), Keith Lonesome (NYC), Doneca Russell (NY) and Jitterz Greenfield (NJ).  Miss Yvonne Ritter, RN will be celebrating her birthday!  The SVA's special guest is our Honorary Chairperson and Congresswoman Carolyn Jane Maloney.  Walking with CJM's banner are staffers Shelby Garner and Grace Harman plus interns David Leeds, Angela BeamSigourney Hessic and tall John R. Kelly.  Riding 'shotgun' in the "Stonewall Car" is the SVA's longtime legal counsel Hal "Hally" Weiner.  Hally is the legendary civil rights lawyer who actually met Williamson in Criminal Court fighting off the five phony charges from the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.  The Court sympathetically attempted to compromise by WLH just paying a $5 fine.  WLH stood-up and stated:  "I wouldn't pay 5 cents; I didn't do anything wrong!  I did right!"  Naturally, Stonewall veterans will be less again this year due to physical conditions, medical illnesses and deaths.  We even have one who was just committed to a psychiatric hospital (Gracie) and one the S.V.A. unanimously 86'd (Gil-da) who should be!  The famous metallic blue 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Car" convertible is commandeered by the SVA's handsome, well-built and hot office manager AnDre M. Christie.

To view the "Gay Parade Order of March", see the listings of organizer Heritage of Pride, even though they still do not have our group's four-word name correct despite requests to fix it, at:
www.NYCpride.org/uploads/ParadeOrder
The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association is in the final parade section #12 and the last entry as 'le grand finale' -- like Santa Claus & His Reindeer in the Thanksgiving Parade!  And this year we have a Supreme reason to be extra thankful:  Marriage equality in America!  The S.V.A. parade line-up location is on scenic East 37th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.  The "Stonewall Car" will grandly enter from the East!  The parade is produced by the wonderful volunteers at Heritage of Pride.  For more general GLBT Pride Parade 411, visit: www.NYCpride.org.

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Advisory for the entire GLBT community and all NYC citizens:  Gilbert Horowitz aka Gilbertina aka Dr. Gil aka Dr. Pill aka Gil Horrowitz aka Gilda Horrorwitz is a horror show!  He/she/it was duly expelled in compliance with the S.V.A. "Bi-Laws" and ASPCA guidelines from the organization on May 30 unanimously by the S.V.A. Executive Committee.  Contrary to Gilda's false accusations and outright lies, it was not by SVA's director Williamson Henderson, who does not even vote unless it is a tie vote!  With Gilda, there was no tie -- it was unanimous:  heave-ho!  Gil-da does not represent the S.V.A., in fact, wannabe Gilda doesn't represent anyone anywhere!  Sneaky Gilda stole the SVA's vehicle parade permit from Heritage of Pride ("HOP").  Gilda refused to return the parade permit to HOP which owns the permit and was duped by Gilda.  In no way does devious Gilda represent the S.V.A.  Nor is Mr. Horrorwitz a "Stonewall vet".  The latter is laughable!  The S.V.A. is the definite authority on who is and who isn't a "Stonewall vet".  The S.V.A. administers the litmus tests.  Nobody else, surely not obnoxious, out-of-control, slanderous, disruptive, libelous Gilda Horror-witz!  He/she/it is 86!










Saturday, June 27th, 2015 -- 46th ANNIVERSARY of the STONEWALL REBELLION in NYC!

On the late Friday night of June 27th, 1969, the New York City police and other law enforcement agencies raided The Stonewall Club on the day of Judy Garland's funeral here in Manhattan, N.Y.  That was not only ill-conceived but diss-respectful considering that "Saint Judy" was the Ultimate Gay icon in 1969!  Unlike their other night raids, this time, many of the patrons acted out the Stonewall jukebox song by Sly & The Family Stone:  "Stand!"  It's now 46 years later since the igniting of the modern Gay Rights movement which culminated this Gay Pride Week in the land-marking of the historic Stonewall site and the winning of marriage equality for all of America!  What happenstancely started at tThe Stonewall Club has been reverberating around the World in the name of Gay Rights for nearly half a century.  The light of Stonewall is promoted and maintained by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!









Saturday, June 27 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  YVONNE RITTER, RN, of MANHATTAN, NY









Friday, June 26 -- GLBT COURT ALLIANCE GAY PRIDE:  WILLIAMSON HENDERSON SPEAKS at N.Y.C. SUPREME COURT


From The Supremes at the Stonewall Jukebox to The Supremes in New York City to The Supremes in Washington, D.C.!  All of this and a lot more "Stonewall" shall be covered by S.V.A. Director Williamson Henderson ("WLH") aka Dr. Stonewall, accompanied by his longtime boyfriend of The Bronx!  WLH will highlight the Stonewall Era, the Stonewall Club and the Stonewall Rebellion. The GLBTS Court Alliance, comprised of Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender persons and their straight allies in the court system, including openly-Gay judges, court attorneys, paralegals and support staff, is directed by its hard-working founder Marc S. Levine.  He has tirelessly hosted this event in each of New York City's five boroughs!  Today is The Bronx!  This celebration features S.V.A. public official supporter New York State Senator J. Gustavo Rivera.  The event is in the Bronx County Supreme Court at the corner of the Grand Concourse and 161st Street.  Travelling by subway is nearby via the "B", "D" or #4 at the 161st Street/Yankee Stadium station.  Festivities are called to order @ 1 p.m.  







Friday, June 26 -- STONEWALL BIRTHDAY:  R. SONNY CARSON of MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA









Friday, June 26 -- U.S. SUPREME COURT:  MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS the LAW-of-the-LAND

Marriage Equality, also known as Gay Marriage, for all couples whether opposite gender or same gender, is now the equal rights law-of-the-land!  The United States of America was founded on the bedrock principle that everyone is created equal!  This great American civil rights decision for Gay people won by 5 to 4!  This ruling is a huge victory for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") people and their straight supporters!  Every person is entitled to love, and marry, who they want!  This is an enormous step forward for this country!  Special thanks to Freedom To Marry and its founding president Evan Wolfson!  The lengthy legal battle for Gay marriage is ooooover!  "From the Stonewall Club to the Supreme Court", stated SVA's director Williamson Henderson.  "Notice how, ironically, they both have the same initials 'SC'"!  Now, Heritage of Gay Pride can call the annual 'march' what it is:  parade!   Just like the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion, it happened on a hot Friday!








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

Williamson Henderson ("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 Stonewall Inn!
 





Tuesday, June 23 -- THE STONEWALL CLUB IS DECLARED a NYC LANDMARK!

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:
blogs.WSJ.com/Metropolis/2015/06/23/Stonewall-Inn-designated-a-new-york-city-landmark








Monday, June 22 -- MANHATTAN GLBT CENTER'S ANNUAL "GARDEN PARTY"









Saturday, June 20, 2015 -- EVENT:  "SVA'S 46th 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 1969!  To 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 hosted, once again, by the Supremish Miss Tyra Ross and the Latina Lady Appolonia.

One of the endless positive results of the 5-night Stonewall Rebellion, in 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 S.V.A. 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 million 'verified' visits annually!  The S.V.A. has an accumulated 20-year e-mail list of 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 numbers.  You don't use fax; good.  We do!  Lastly, for now, SVA-ers tell 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, "There's No Stopping Us Now"!  

Even though some self-centered GLBTQRS organizations and/or groups disrespectfully attempt to even hijack the "Stonewall" occasion from the Stonewall veterans, this "S.V.A. Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion" event is the *one* that really kicks-off "The Ten Days of Gay Pride" (term 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 Bristol, Jitters GreenfieldRuthybird Campbell, Robert Spiegel, Peter S. Fiske and Carl Keller, Jr.!  Supportive Gay organization leaders will be represented at the podium such as the PRIDE Democrats, Imperial Queens & Kings of Greater New York (IQKNY), Downtown Independent Democrats (DID), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Village Independent Democrats (VID), Freedom To Marry (FTM), GLBT Political Coalition, Youth-4-SVA, Lambda Independent Democrats (LID), Stonewall Car Club,