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2020 "STONEWALL Newzletta" and Events
https://www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm
 SVA's color theme in June is lavender for Gay Pride Month!
Updated:  Sunday, 28 June 2020 @ 8 p.m. (EDT),
fortunately and proudly, during Gay Pride Week and,
unfortunately and sadly, during 'Wuhan Virus' pandemic!
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Saturday, July 25th, 2020 -- "SVA'S 51st ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION + EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIALS"


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 S.V.A. 51st Annual Conference flyer here!



The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") presents the much-anticipated, pandemic-repositioned and timely-needed "SVA's 51st Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion + Testimonials" necessarily rescheduled (beyond our decision) from the last Saturday in June, to the last Saturday the following month on the 25th of July 2020 commencing @ 3:15 p.m.  The S.V.A. is most known as the organizational home for actual New York City police-raid victim patrons of the Original STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club (the "STONEWALL Club") and/or participants in the historic five-night 1969 Stonewall Rebellion for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") rights!  The S.V.A. is the original, the authentic and the only barometer for everything "Stonewall"!  Unlike any organization in the world, the S.V.A. provides interviews about the Stonewall Era for people, institutions, forums and all media who want to communicate with actual Stonewallers! 

At this unique conference, there will be legendary 'veterans' of the police-raided original STONEWALL Club and the late June and early July 1969 Stonewall Uprising!  Confirmed "Stonewall Veterans", to date, fabulously include (alphabetically by first name):  Anthony T. Coron (from Long Island), Bert R. Coffman, Clyde T. Meltzer, 
David C. Scott, Jitters M. Greenfield (from New Jersey), Joani C. Sobel, Keith E. Lonesome, Leigh P. McManus, Molly Bennett Aitken (from Massachusetts), Nance Lomax, Patti Rene Stone, Ramon F. Bellido, Rusty B. Rose....  There will be some of the original New York City Police Department ("NYCPD") Sixth Precinct police officers from the 1969 Stonewall Uprising known as the 'Stonewall Cops'!  The SVA's conference is enthusiastically hosted by 'Stonewall veteran' (he coined the term), S.V.A. founder, Proofreaders Unlimited owner, longtime Screen Actors Guild member and S.V.A. boardmember Willson Lee Henderson!  

S.V.A. Guest Speakers:  There shall be a Male Keynote Speaker and a Female Keynoter to be announced after voting is completed (June 27th) by S.V.A. members.  Plus, a super special surprise speaker shall be a 'major' candidate for the New York City Mayor election in 2021!  There will be public official guest speakers such as U.S. congressmembers (no, not the Natler), N.Y. state senators (no, not Brat Hoylman), NYS assemblymembers (no, not Danny O'Dell), NYC borough presidents (no, not Ruby Diaz Junior), NY Court judges (no, not Noach Deare), NYC councilmembers (no, not Jimma Ban Brainer), district leaders (no, not 'Keen' Berger {by marriage only}) -- and, yes, Federal, State and City candidates!!!  Several public officials present the S.V.A. with laudatory proclamations and civil rights citations.  This S.V.A. event is always well-covered by all of the media -- television, radio and press, including regional newspapers, national magazines and community newsletters (no, not the noxious Schleps-owned Gayragpaper aka Gay City News aka Gay Sh*tty News and now lil' g.c.n.)!  Like the #1 Stonewall jukebox song by Marvin & Tammi clearly conveys:  "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing"!  It was a Gay theme song and for the S.V.A... it still is our theme!   

Divine conference venue is the historic St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 81 Christopher Street off Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC.  The 'Invocation' is delivered by the Church's openly-Gay pastor, the Reverend Mark E. Erson.  "Deja vu all over again":  On display -- back on Christopher Street just like in 1969, this time directly in front of the Church, ironically with a NYCPD vehicle permit -- will be the automotive classic and historically famous blue 1969 convertible known as the "Stonewall Car"!  Bring your cameras or photo phones!  Conference event manager is the SVA's handsome (and many say 'hot') general manager AnDre M. Christie.  Promotion is by The Von Public Relations Agency with general advertising and social media.  "The Happening", a #1 song in 1967 by the #1 singers in the popular Stonewall Jukebox, Diana Ross & The Supremes, is the opening sound @ 3:15 p.m.  The symbolic finale song is the #1 closing, hopeful song of virtually all Gay bar and Gay dance club jukeboxes throughout the 1960s and the 1970s by Miss Connie Francis: "Where The Boys Are (Someone Waits For Me)" also known as the 'National Gay Anthem'!


You may visit the STONEWALL Veterans Association at FaceBook:  https://www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC.







July 2020 (TBA, rescheduled from Spring) -- PREMIERE: "INSIDE STONEWALL!" DOCUMENTARY about the STONEWALL ERA and the 1969 STONEWALL REBELLION

For the first time, the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City is investigated and explored from the New York City Police Department ("NYCPD") in conjunction with the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") and other participants or eyewitnesses.  This is the first time that the historic Stonewall events are investigative-reported from the police perspective -- they know endlessly more than the slanderous and scandalous, heterosexually-owned Schleps Gayragpaper.  Several of the members of the S.V.A. are interviewed 'up-close and personal' in the film.  The S.V.A. is internationally known as representing the authentic veterans of the STONEWALL Club police raids and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") civil rights uprising!  The documentary results are awesome with the great insight, previously unseen documents, and prior secluded records of the NYCPD -- plus, most signifcantly, Stonewall veteran testimonials!  

For a relevant sample of the greatly researched and really revealing "Inside STONEWALL!" documentary, the NYCPD in the Sixth Precinct's old metal file cabinets in the basement unearthed an 8" x 10" glossy official police photo of a known Gay person during one of the nights of the the Stonewall Rebellion!  The person is bookended, i.e., apprehended, with a uniformed police officer on each side of the captive.  Yet, in recent years, this same person has been the target of a shady smear campaign and lying personal attacks by libelers, defamers and slanderers via the NYC Gayragpaper.  Some shameful and factually ignorant million-dollar G.L.B.T. groups such as the supposedly Heritage of Pride ("HOP") locally known as 'Heritage of Shame' ("HOS") whose members diss-respectfully ignore the S.V.A. just the past couple of years (so that they could stael "Stonewall-50" and rake in all the money for their selfish selves), the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation ("GLAAD"), known to hypocritically defame actual Gay leaders and Gay groups, and the allegedly Seniors Active in a Gay Environment ("SAGE"), shamefully never contacting, much less helping, the G.L.B.T. seniors of the S.V.A., whether it is during Gay Pride Month or a deadly health pandemic (shame on them), have mindlessly added to the defamation and hate instead of the praise!  All of the aforementioned are mindless to actual G.L.B.T. history and heroes!  For the milestone "Stonewall 50", all three of those money-oriented, pompous corporations selfishly shunned the heroes in the S.V.A., and instead presented fakes!  Let all said liars eat crow -- and choke on their lies!  There will be a private, invitation-only, premiere of "Inside STONEWALL!".  Special 'Documentary Credit' is prominently declared in the film for the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association and its "fearless boy" Willson Lee Henderson






Saturday, July 4th, 2020 -- AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY








Monday, June 29 -- EXCERPTS from WILLISON' HENDERSON's GAY PRIDE INTERVIEW in THE SPECTATOR








Sunday, June 28 -- "HERITAGE of PRIDE" aka 'HERITAGE of SHAME' SHAMEFULLY CONTINUES THEIR CRUSADE of DISRESPECT and HATE

The Heritage of Pride ("HOP") aka 'Heritage of Shame' ("HOS") shamefully continues to attempt to 'Steal Stonewall'!  The brain-washed HOPers, resembling a third-rate cult, continue to try to demonize instead of praise the actual veterans of the original Stonewall Club's dangerous police raids and the historic Stonewall Uprisng!  This toxic reality is unfortunate, however, true and must be exposed!  To be continued..... 






Sunday, June 28 -- ABC-TV's ANEMIC 'GAY PRIDE' SHOW BOMBED

Because of the sickening and killing worldwide Wuhan Virus Pandemic and the sometimes overwhelming Black Lives Matter  movement, there was relatively little real interest in Gay Pride this year!  The parade was cancelled, the streetfair was cancelled.  The rally was cancelled.  The dance was canclled.  The STONEWALL Inn is closed!  Clearly, the ABC-TV shallow and boring two hour program, pretending that there was a non-existent Gay Pride parade, bombed.  ABC' s local NYC producesrs have a pattern of bombed Gay programs like their total bore last year with "Secrets of Stonewall 1969".  They failed to reveal one secret!  Unbelievably, none of the various giggly co-hosts ever mentioned the word "Gay"!  That's like a Columbus Day celebration and not mentioning "Italian"!  The ABC-TV show street hosts and third-rate entertainers (all of whom lip-synched and did so badly) never mentioned the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.").  Wtf?  Why do they think they were there?  The non-profit and voluntary S.V.A. is composed of the surviving, alleged heroes of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") communities.  The folks at ABC-TV, in cahoots with the factually-challeneged and self-serving  Heritage of Shame ("HOP") organization, must imagine that the rented Stonewall store made the old walls come alive to ignite the rebellion!   








Saturday, "June 27th" -- SVA's MONTHLY MEETING VIRUS-FORCED to CANCEL


Unfortunately, since organizational meeting spaces are still not allowed to be available due to the dangerous Wuhan Virus health pandemic until after Independence Weekend, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.")  -- by law -- must also cancel its June monthly meeting --  for the first time ever and incredibly during Gay Pride Month!  But, the 'protest' marches, that's an entirely different story and a damn double standard!!  They are allowed even with their thousands in the streets but not the legendary senior citizens and their guest totalling about one hundred or so indoors and in a church!

 Ironically, today is the *most important date in G.L.B.T. history*:  June 27th!  You won't read that Gay history reality in the history-deprived and interest-negligent NYC Gayragpaper.  Most in the G.L.B.T. communities (plural) have no clue!  For general suggestions or questions, phone the S.V.A. office (physically closed due to pandemic restrictions) at (212) 627-1969 with voicemail!  








27th of June -- THE MOST IMPORTANT DATE in GAY HISTORY:  JUNE 27th!

Fifty-one years ago in Manhattan, NYC, on Friday, June 27th, 1969, the day of international entertainer, actress, singer, Gay icon Judy Garland's funeral also in Manhattan -- the first night of the Stonewall incident, happenstancely ignited the modern Gay Rights movement!  The New York City Police Department raided (once again and again) the Mafia-run, yet accommodating, original STONEWALL Bar.  Since the clock passed midnight by an hour or so, the police time registered as the 28th.  Gay time was that Friday night the 27th.  Nobody looked at their watch (if they were wearing a timepiece) and exclaimed -- especially at a Gay bar and dance club -- "Ohh, look, it's past midnight"!  In fact, The Beatles #1 song described that sad day and unique night:  "A Hard Day's Night"!  In reality, the following evening, Saturday, June 28th, was the second night of the Stonewall Rebellion!  Again, in Gay time, the first night was the 27th of June 1969!







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

Rufus "Sonny" Carson
, a handsome, well-built, tall, Black male is a veteran of the first night of the Stonewall Uprising on Friday, June 27th, 1969!  He looked like one of The Temptations!  Most interesting, besides a vet, he was one of the few Stonewall employees!  Sonny was one of the alternate -- and only person of color -- bouncers at the original STONEWALL Club!  He was also a bouncer at one of the Gay after-hour clubs.  Thus, Sonny was, of course, known to the local NYCPD Sixth Precinct police.  It is pitiful how he has been overlooked by Gay history writers.  But, they couldn't write what they didn't know and failed to find out.  Clearly, Creepy Carter's bombed book was not 'definitive' as the NYC Gayragpaper falsifies!  Sonny was and is a big fan of the 1969 blue convertible known as the "Stonewall Car"!  The S.V.A. plans to arrange legendary Sonny Carson traveling to NYC for the "SVA's Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion" on July 25th!  






Wednesday, June 24 -- THE SPECTATOR PUBLICATION CONVENES HISTORICAL INTERVIEW with WILLSON HENDERSON

Appropriately, during Gay Pride Week, The Spectator publication reached out to an actual participant (not just a 'spectator', although there were dozens of spectators who saw him in action) in the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion!  He is the founder of the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association:  the innovative and persevering director of the S.V.A. -- elected annually by actual Stonewall veterans -- Willson L. Henderson.  Readers will have a factual insight and unique glimpse of the actual Stonewall Uprising!  No, it was not a 'riot'!  You can see real 'riots' on all current news shows and the front pages of all newspapers.  No, it wasn't started by 'trans women of color' (and other new century terminology that did not exist then) or other segments that were not allowed in the original STONEWALL Club -- not the version that's there now!  There were twenty-two arrests spanning the first three nights of the event: all 22 were White!  Source, besides spectators, NYCPD.  Openly-Gay author Chadwick Moore explores what many in the G.L.B.T. community have known for decades but nobody has fully detailed it in print until now!  Willson Henderson was also the official 'Stonewall' consultant on the first "Stonewall" full-length feature film by Nigel Finch and Christine Vaschon in 1996 and the big production "STONEWALL!" movie by Roland Emmerich in 2015.

Read the "Stonewall 51" Gay Pride 411 article and enjoy the pix:  https://Spectator.us/happy-pride-time-topple-stonewall-myth



   

Tuesday, June 23 -- PRIMARY ELECTION DAY in NEW YORK, USA

Any U.S.A. election day is always significant to the survivors of the Stonewall Era and the
SVA's veterans of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion as it has been for 51 years!  In the Summer of 1969, S.V.A. members successfully worked to help Mayor John Lindsay -- and on a third party political line -- win re-election that November!  "They" said he wouldn't win; SVA-ers said he would!  Lettuce fast forward to 2020!  Today is an opportunity to support the U.S. congressmembers in New York City who respect and support the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association such as Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Eliot Engel, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez among others -- and not support (and hopefully oust) those who do not namely Jerrold "The Phat Man" Natler!  Be sute to V-O-T-E -- it is the ultimate tradition of America!






Monday, June 22 -- WILLSON HENDERSON INTERVIEWED by 'THE CITY' ON-LINE PUBLICATION
 






Sunday, June 20 -- STONEWALL JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  BRENDA HOLLOWAY

Brenda Holloway
 was one of the perennial favorites in the ~original~ STONEWALL Club jukebox (1966 to 1969).  Some of Brenda's many popular songs on Motown Records include "Every Little Bit Hurts" (pre-Stonewall Era),  "(What Are U Going To Do) When I'm Gone" (written and produced by Smokey Robinson), "Just Look What You've Done" (redone by Frankie Valli in the mid-1970s as a disco hit) and the now international standard "You've Made Me So Very Happy" (besides sung, written by Brenda)!  And, she is still performing!  For more on birthday Brenda Holloway, including discography and photos, visit:  https://www.StonewallVets.org/songsofStonewall-5.htm.







Saturday, June 20 -- "TEN DAYS of GAY PRIDE" STARTS TODAY

The countdown  of the "Ten Days of Gay Pride" this year 2020 is from June 19th through June 28th  The S.V.A. holds a special and private social committee meeting today (recipients are informed where and when) to focus on the planned activities of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association during this period.  Among many other responsibilities and commitments, the S.V.A. must also have its classic blue 1969 convertible a.k.a. the "Stonewall Car" fully serviced to be on display for Gay Pride Weekend and at the SVA's annual conference next month (July 25th).  FYI, the famous vehicle has not been used since "Stonewall 49"!!  This year, for your information, is "Stonewall 51"!







Friday, June 19 -- RuPAUL CHARLES IS a STONE-COLD FACED LIAR

RuPaul Charles's latest fraud is printing on the television screen of her over-rated t.v. show that "The Stonewall Rebellion was started by a Black trans woman".  Wtf?  Laughable except the ridiculous falsehood is viewed over the year by millions of people and some of whom then repeat the lie!  Among other FACTS, there were 21 Gay people arrested over the first three nights (none on the third and fourth evenings) of the incident:  all were White!  Twenty-one of twenty-two were males!  No drag queens, no cross-dressers and no flame queens.  None were transgender anything.  Next, Ru will be stating that the American Founding Fathers with the same wigs were really trannies -- and of color!  Besides a liar, to prove what a hypocrite RuPaul is, she never did Aretha's "Respect" with the S.V.A., or contacted nor contributed a dollar to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association which is known for having several well-known, actual veterans of the 1969 uprising such as Storme DeLarverie, Stanley Dunne, Magora Kennedy, Leroi Carr and Nance Lomax among others!  They were attendees at the demonstrations, they didn't start it.   RuPaul: stop lying, bitch!







Monday, June 15 -- PUBLIC OFFICIAL S.V.A. SUPPORTERS PRAISE GAY WIN SUPREME COURT DECISION

First out of the gate, and most appropriately, is the signer of the Marriage Equality law in New York:  Governor Andrew Mario Cuomo ("AMC").  "The Supreme Court has made history, affirming what we've long known in New York:  All Americans, including LGBT people, must be protected from discrimination in the workplace.  New York State was the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement and has long been the nation's torchbearer of equality...."  In contrast, the sensible-challenged Jerr-old "The Phat Man" Natler barked:  "This decision is a rebuke of the Trump Administration...."  Really?  The two Supreme justices that made the powerful decision a win for Gays, et al. -- otherwise, it would have been a 5/4 against -- are both appointed by... Republican presidents... George W. Bush, Jr. and President Donald Trump!  Duh!    







"Monday, Monday", June 15 -- SUPREME COURT DECIDES to BAN GAY DISCRIMINATION in JOBS

The United States of America Supreme Courthas made landmark decisions on behalf of the greater Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") communities such as 'Gay Marriage' during Gay Pride Month!  This year's June Gay Pride Month is no exception!  The 'revolutionary' decision -- making it a crime to discriminate against GLBTs in employment -- won by an outstanding 6-to-3 margin!  It also protects Gay and Transgender people from being fired just for being who they are now guaranteed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964!  And to think (a reality-check for the liars and haters such as the Gayragpaper and SDC) that "it all ignited", mostly by Gay boys and Gay girls, at the original STONEWALL Gay Bar & Dance Club in Greenwich Village, NYC, USA!







Thursday, June 4 -- 'STONEWALL' DEMOCRAT CLUB PUTS OUT ANOTHER STUPID and INSULTING  EMALE

The so-called Stonewall Democratic Club ("SDC") also known as the Stonewalling Democrat Clan, a group that is most known for deceptively ripping off the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, has put out another stupid and insulting emale!  The SDC is an egregious offense to all heroic Stonewall veterans -- alive and dead!  It must be Gay Pride Month -- it unfortunately brings out some jealous haters from within the G.L.B.T. communities.  SDC's stupid and insulting e-male has the subject:  "Stonewall was a riot!".  It would be stupid enough but to write that when there are actual 'riots' across America insuring endless people -- one killed -- and millions of dollars in destruction and ruing businesses and people's lives makes it all the stupider -- especially when the reality is that "the Stonewall Rebellion (get it?) was not a 'riot'!  This S.D.C.is a factually- and ethically-challeged group that asks candidates verbally, besides on a written form to be signed, if they ever voted for a Republican?  Dumb question!  In New York City, how do you think that Republican mayors LaGuardia, Lindsay, Giuliani and Bloomberg, e.g., got elected and re-elected (and re-elected)?  They won with Democratic voters.  Nonetheless, what the SDC does not reveal is that not only do many, if not most, perhaps all, of their members vote for a Republican but the club itself has endorsed a Republican(s)!  This is just one example of their diviseness and duplicity.  Hey, SDC: change your name!







Wednesday, June 3 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY:  MICHAEL IRA SWERDLOW from LONG ISLAND






Monday, June 1st, 2020 -- FIRST NEW YORK OFFICIAL to CONTACT the S.V.A. for GAY PRIDE MONTH:  GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO





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Saturday, May 30 -- PLANNED PRE-PRIDE MONTH MEETING MUST BE Re-SCHEDULED DUE to HEALTH PANDEMIC

Update:  Unfortunately, the S.V.A. cannot have its planned Pre-Pride meeting due to the
health safety situation caused by the Wuhan Virus epidemic.  The state "pause" has not
yet been lifted for any organizations to have public meetings.  In New York City, for
example, sadly, there are still about one hundred deaths daily!  See you on June 27th!






Wednesday, May 27 -- STONEWALL VETERAN BIRTHDAY:  JOANI C. SOBEL aka J.C. of MANHATTAN







Tuesday, May 26 -- SVA's WILLSON HENDERSON FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHLEPS' GAYRAGPAPER

The SVA's founder Willson L. Henderson --despite all of the courts being closed due to the Wuhan Virus pandemic -- was able, thanks to a timely new option as of today, to file the court lawsuit against shady, schmeary and slanderous Schneps Communications on-line!  What a swell feature!  The charges are:  Libel, defamation, slander, personal attacks and loss of income resulting from the printed confabulations!  Schleps Media has a pattern of out-of-control trash journalism.  Like Willson learned from his father:  "If you don't fight back... you lose"!  Once a delayed (due to the pandemic) court date is set, stay tuned for the first court appearance rundown on the lowdowners!









Monday, May 25 -- MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY:  REMEMBERING THOSE WHOM WE HAVE LOST








Wednesday, May 20 -- S.V.A. STAFF BIRTHDAY:  ELDON JOHNSON, YOUTH-4-SVA ORGANIZER








Wednesday, May 20 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL CLUB JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS's BIRTHDAY:  CHER!







Saturday, May 23 -- N.YS. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE CALLS (AGAIN) CHECKING on the STONEWALL VETS

The executive department person calling the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association on behalf of New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and others on his staff, have regularly followed-up out of concern during a deadly health epidemic for the definitively legendary yet, nonetheless, particularly vulnerable surviving members of the historic 1969 Stonewall police raids and G.L.B.T. rebellion.  It is no secret that the Stonewall vets are, now, all senior citizens and, in addition, most presumably have serious 'underlying conditions'.  For example, one S.V.A. member if put on a vigorous ventilator would soon kill him due to a lung situation.  The S.V.A. wholeheartedly appreciates the sincere concern and the renewed offer to help the S.V.A. in any way!  (Clearly, the governor and his staff are in sharp contrast to the irresponsibility, ignorance and rudeness of electeds such as The Schlub and Horey J. and Ruby Diaz Jr.!)  The S.V.A. and all citizenry greatly appreciate Governor Cuomo's daily and detailed, sit-down press conferences on the current health pandemic with the epicenter in New York City!     
  







Friday, May 15 -- HERITAGE of SHAME aka 'HERITAGE of PRIDE' STILL HASN'T LEARNED THEIR LESSON

Heritage of Pride ("HOP"), known more now for its money, money, money trajectory, has again (and again) ignorantly displayed its collective rudeness reinforcing its also known as Heritage of Shame("HOS")!  No one at the original STONEWALL Club from 1966 through 1969 would have ever imagined that Gays would be able to legally marry each other!  Nor would any of said G.L.B.T. people have horrored that there would be a group that started fifteen years later after US would then on the fiftieth anniversary ignore and insult said heroes of the subsequent 1969 5-night Stonewall Rebellion!  The dysfunctional and largely ungrateful communities have an increasingly bad pattern of not giving credit where credit is (over)due!    Incredibly, HOS's ludicrous lies have become so outlandish that they no longer know what their lying about!  To be continued.... Court filings resume soon!







Saturday, May 9:  GAY ROCK 'n' ROLL 'n' SOUL LEGEND DIES: LITTLE RICHARD @ 87







Wednesday, May 6 -- WILLSON HENDERSON LAWSUIT vs. GAYRAGPAPER IGNITES WHEN COURTS RE-OPEN

Someone -- namely the STONEWALL Rebellion Veteans Association's founder and figure head Willson L. Henderson -- in the dysfunctional Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") communities has to stand up to the slanderers in the heterosexually-owned and journalistic ethically-deprived Schneps Media aka Schleps Communications dba Gay City News aka Gay Sh*tty News aka Gayragpaper now the lower-cased and low-life 'gcn'!!  That person to stand up is Willson!  What else is new already?  The Gayragpaper's persistent poison pen Druncan Ozburn aka Duncan Osborne (from Massachusetts not NY) is the despicable reason for the necessary lawsuit.  It's similiar to GOAL's openly-Gay Tom Verni having to sue David Kilmnick of the Long Island GLBT Network!  And for the same reasons:  libel, defamation and slander.  Druncan acts and poison pens as if he were in NYC in 1969.  He wasn't.  Like the popular song, Willson is the "Native New Yorker"!  Stay tuned for the reopening of the Courts! 







Sunday, May 3 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL JUKEBOX STAR BIRTHDAY:  FRANKIE VALLI







Saturday, 2 May -- 50 YEARS of GAY PRIDE PERSONS and NEW YORK CITY G.L.B.T. PARADES

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association is featured in an out-standing collage of individual photos of dozens of Stonewall veterans.  There are many photos from many Gay Pride parades in New York City.  Also shown is the famous, classic, blue 1969 "Stonewall Convertible"!  The photographs span five decades from 1969 to 2019!  Collection of photos created by Leticia Remauro of The Von Agency. 
https://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=0K9hGL0GW8c







Friday, May 1 -- REMEMBERING NYC PARKS COMMISSIONER and S.V.A. SUPPORTER HENRY J. "STARQUEST" STERN (1935-2019)







May 2020 -- THE U.S. PRESIDENT DECLARES:  "OLDER AMERICANS MONTH"

"Older Americans Month", stemming from the current worldwide pandemic, is totally relevant to all of the veterans of the 1966 to 1969 Stonewall police raids and the 1969  Stonewall uprising as all of the Stonewall veterans are (drum roll)... older Americans!  The members of the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") are especially appreciative of this relevant recognition and timely concern.  As everybody in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender ("G.L.B.T.") community knows
(except perhaps the Schleps-owned Gayragpaper creeps), the most vulnerable to the deadly Wuhan virus pandemic in the G.L.B.T. communities are unquestionably the elders!    








Saturday, April 25 -- MONTHLY MEETING of STONEWALL VETS CANCELLED due to PANDEMIC

New York State Governor and longtime S.V.A. supporter Andrew M. Cuomo 
announced today, the 6th of April, that during this pandemic New York
State on P.A.U.S.E. has been extended through April 29th. This means
that non-essential businesses and all schools will remain closed. New
Yorkers must continue to stay at home, follow the social distancing
protocols when outside, including staying at least six feet away
from others when in public, and preferably wearing face coverings.
Thus, this S.V.A. meeting must be cancelled! See you on 30th of May!
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Meanwhile, unlike thoughtless NYC-wide officials, the Governor's office
has contacted the S.V.A. different ways and different times during this
deadly pandemic, particularly for G.L.B.T. senior citizens! For your
informatiom, all of the Stonewall veterans are obviously senior elders!
If someone was 18 in 1969, they would be, at least, 68 now or much more!
The NYS Department of Health has declared: "Seniors, and persons with
pre-existing medical issues, are most vulnerable to the Corona Virus
(COVID-19) and are disproportionately likely to develop severe health
complications as a result of infection".
 That reality is common sense!

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Friday, April 24 -- STONEWALL JUKEBOX SUPERSTAR BIRTHDAY: BARBRA STREISAND







Wednesday, April 8 -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL VET RAY McCAFFREY (Feb. 20, 1932 - April 8, 2019)








Monday, April 1st (April Fool's Day) -- SVA's WILLSON' HENDERSON SLANDER SUIT  VS. SCHNEPS MEDIA dba GAYRAGPAPER

For the past two decades, when members, supporters and sponsors of the Stonewall Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") think of "April Fools", they instantly think of the fool-hearty and foolish Gay City News aka Gay Sh*tty News aka GayRagPaper now liddle g.c.n.', currently in its sixth set of six owners, now the allegedly heterosexual mommy 'n' sonny (Vicky Sue and Joshie) duo publishers of Schneps Communications aka Schleps Media!  To paraphrase a popular ant-acid televison commercial:  How do you spell 'trash'?  SVA's founder Willson L. Henderson (WLH") has announced that he will personally sue the Schleps dba Gayragpaper!  Although the Schleps know that the sleaze article by the dubious Druncan Ozburn and despicably published on the eve of "Stonewall 50" against the legendary S.V.A. and its luminary director WLH is libelous and defamatory, they have kept it posted on the internet for nearly a year!  The last time that WLH sued the NYC Gayragpaper (five owners ago), the NYC Civil Court famously declared Willson as the "Gay Rosa Parks.... who continues to fight for G.L.B.T. rights"!  Insofar as all of the Courts (except criminal, of which this case is reminiscent) are closed due to the worldwide pandemic, the pending lawsuit is simply delayed.  The main target of the maliciousness and lies, Willson has his legal suit against the Schneps aka the Schleps on hold.  The paperwork is completed!  It shall be processed promptly on the reopening of the New York City Courts!







Saturday, March 28 -- STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION MEETING CANCELLED

After more than a half century of existence, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Asssociation, unfortunately, due to unforeseen worldwide circumstances of a contageous virus, the venue where the S.V.A. meets, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwich Village, understandably must suspend all meetings as per emergency law!  The Wuhan Virus has caused the cancellation of endless events; huge like the two-million spectators New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade (for the first time in over 250 years since 1762), all Broadway and off-Broadway shows, and literally all sports events, and small like the S.V.A. get2gether.  The should-have-been-avoided, reckless virus has resulted in the victimized deaths of over 15,000 people just in New York State!    The S.V.A. would never have guessed -- who would -- that a monthly meeting here in the U.S.A. would be upended due to that well-known branding: "Made in China"!







Thursday, March 26 -- "STONEWALL JUKEBOX" SUPERSTAR BIRTHDAY:  DIANA ROSS








Wednesday, March 25 -- ST. JOHN's EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 

St. John's Evangelical Church (the "Church") in Greenwich Village, NYC, is where the S.V.A. meets! In this unusual and unexpected time of a worldwide pandemic and financial crisis, closed businesses and home restrictions, you do not have to be a mathemetician to figure out that with the Church closed from all Sunday masses, services, meetings, and events, it is an obvious financial drain on the Church.  Please contribute to the Church that houses the STONEWALL Veterans' Association annual conferences and all of its monthly meetings.  We are requesting -- our idea -- that you make a worthwhile and tax-exempt contribution to the Church!  Please write a check or money order payable to: St. John's Lutheran Church.  In the memo section, simply print: S.R.V.A. (with the dots).  You can mail it directly to the Church or send it to the S.V.A. at 70-A Greenwich Avenue, Suite 120, Manhattan, NY 10011.  We shall present the donations in person to the wonderful Pastor Mark E. Erson.
Besides monetary support, you can also 'like' the Church at:
https://www.FaceBook.com/StJohnsLutheranChurchNYC









Monday, March 23 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  PUBLIC RELATIONIST LETICIA REMAURO in STATEN ISLAND








Friday, March 20 -- SVA's FOUNDER WILLSON HENDERSON ANNOUNCES PLANNED PERSONAL DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AGAINST the LIBELOUS SCHNEPS COMMUNICATIONS, CURRENT CAGE-HOLDERS of the SLANDEROUS NYC GAYRAGPAPER




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Tuesday, March 17 -- ST. PATRICK'S DAY -- All Parades Cancelled due to China Virus








Monday, March 16 -- BROADWAY CARES PRESENTS "BROADWAY BACKWARDS" at NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE - CANCELLED

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and the STONEWALL Veterans Association have had a longterm, productive and mutual relationship for about a quarter-of-a-century!  The S.V.A. is always happy and proud to urge attendance at BC/EFA's great theatrical and musical productions!  "Broadway Backwards" is a wonderful, talented and witty musical extravaganza with the gender roles of popular songs is reversed.  For example, Connie Francis's "Where The Boys Are" would get turned into "Where The Girls Are"!  Venue is the New Amsterdam Theatre at Times Square on West 42nd Street, Manhattan, NY.  For more info on Broadway Cares, please view:  https://www.BroadwayCares.org .  Update:  Due to the national emergency caused by the China Virus, this event had to be cancelled.
 






Sunday, March 15 -- PRIVATE "INSIDE STONEWALL!" DOCUMENTARY RECEPTION in TRIBECA, NYC POSTPONED DUE to the CHINA VIRUS OUTBREAK







Friday, the 13th of March -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  LONGTIME LEGAL COUNSEL HALLY M. WEINER






Saturday, March 7 -- S.V.A. STAFF BIRTHDAY: YOUTH ORGANIZER RAINBOW MELLIQUE







Saturday, February 29 -- S.VA's MONTHLY MEETING at ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC @ 3:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

Reports from several Stonewall veterans.  Willson Henderson welcomes suggestions and diagrams plans for the "SVA's 51st Annual Conference & Reunion" on June 27th.   Bert Coffman relates the Community Bored #2 streetfair activity hearing for the forthcoming "17th Annual S.V.A. Streetfair"!  C/B-2 complained about too many stretfairs in East Greenwich Village.  Then, eliminate others noit the legandary S.V.A.  They even invoked the East 14th street 'busway' -- irrelevant to the SVA's streetfair below said street.  Joani Sobel updates communications with various public officials such as NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and Congresswoman Carolina Maloney.  St. John's Lutheran Church's wonderful pastor Reverend Mark Erson makes a special appearance to chat with the Stonewall vets!






Thursday, February 27 -- COURT:  "STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION vs. SCHNEPS MEDIA fka GAY CITY NEWS aka GAYRAGPAPER dba gcn"
  






Saturday, January 25 , 2020 -- NATIONAL STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING in NEW YORK CITY

The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") meets the last Saturday of every month -- unless it is an American national holiday!  Various reports, including communications with other G.L.B.T. and non-GLBT organizations and from elected public officials and candidates, are provided by Stonewall veterans.  In fact, one of the SVA's longtime and active honorary members is a candidate... for U.S. President!  

Opening discussions and preliminary planning for the "SVA's 51st Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion + Testimonials" on Saturday the 27th of June in 2020 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church!  Nominations for both the male and female keynote speakers!  A new "Songs of the Original STONEWALL Club Jukebox" compact disc will be compiled for the event and "Stonewall 51"!

Updates are dished out on the SVA's lawsuit in the Civil Court of the City of New York against the often-dumped Gayragpaper a.k.a. poisonous Gay City News now d.b.a. as the down-sized and down-low 'g.c.n.'.  The Gayragpaper is currently mismanaged and the source of diss-information by the  heterosexually-owned Schneps Communuications, for libel, defamation, slander, loss of revenue, etc.  It is highly unlikely that the Gayragpaper libelers will prevail in their 'motion to dismiss' as it is filled with lies and more libel!  If, as is widely-circulated and upon information and belief, Schleps Media finally extinguishes the veracity-challenged, slander monger and journalistic travesty Druncan Ozburn a.k.a. Duncan Osborne, the lawsuit shall, of course, continue, and expand, insofar as the Schlepses published the trash and still have not had it removed to the trash bin!  Question: Why doesn't the leading G.L.B.T. city in the World have several -- as NYC did for decades -- but at least one Gay-owned newspaper?  NYC has nada!    

The SVA's divine venue is at the historic and welcoming St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church full-service Founders' Room at 83 Christopher Street just off Seventh Avenue South in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.  Feel free to bring foods and beverages to share.  For more 411 on the legendary S.V.A., please visit:  https://www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm
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Thursday, January 2, 2020 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY: NATIONAL REP DONZEL R. WILLIAMS



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    SVA's color theme for the month of December is appropriately green for festive holiday Christmas!  
V.A. Events" is updated daily (except Sundays and holidays):  1st January 2020 @ 12 noon (EST)





Tuesday, December 31 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION COMPLETES ITS 50th YEAR!







Monday, December 30 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  MENDY SELTZA, TREASURER of the STONEWALL V.A.








 Monday, December 30 -- BIRTHDAY:  STEVEN GRADMAN, PRESIDENT of PRIDE DEMOCRATS of NYC







Saturday, December 28 -- S.V.A. MONTHY MEMBERS MEETING -- HOLIDAY EDITION


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The last Saturday in December is the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's traditional Christmas and yearly Holiday weekend meeting and culinary festivities!  The most divine venue for this S.V.A. event is a church:  St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church ("SJELC")... in the most appropriate area: Greenwich Village... on the most appropriate street: Christopher!  Stonewall veteran reports are presented by:  Willson Henderson, Joani Sobel, Berti CoffmanRusty Rose and Ramon Bellido.  A forthcoming NYC mayoral candidate may stop by to say 'Happy Holidaze' and to pledge their support as mayor to the oft-overlooked STONEWALL veterans!  Several actual veterans of the original Stonewall Club police raids and/or rebellion provide end-of-year reflections on "STONEWALL 50"!  Music will be the "Songs of The Original STONEWALL Club Jukebox - Holiday Edition" compiled by the SVA's Willson Henderson.  He presents a special Christmas 2019 edition of the 30-song compact music disc to Reverend Mark E. Erson, popular pastor of SJELC.  Members V-O-T-E:  On the next organizational recipient of the bequething of the famous and valuable, classic, blue 1969 convertible also known as the "Stonewall Car"!  The SJELC Founders' Room is at 81 Christopher Street off Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC.  "Jesus Juice", as great gay entertainer Michael Jackson called it, has its first pouring @ 3:15 p.m.





  

Saturday, December 28 -- BIRTHDAY:  S.V.A. GENERAL MANAGER ANDRE M. CHRISTIE @ 34







Tuesday, December 24 -- ON THE RADIO: CHRISTMAS and HOLIDAY SONGS

In addition to the "
Christmas & Holiday Songs" on Lite F.M. Radio in the New York Tri-State area, every year WCBS-Radio -- known for 'the greatest hits' -- plays round-the-clock Christmas and holiday songs.  You will hear many songs that were perennial holiday favortes in the STONEWALL jukebox at the authentic STONEWALL Club from 1966 to 1969.  The artists include The Ronettes, The Four Seasons, Darlene Love, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, The Miracles, Aretha Franklin, Andy Williams and dozens of others.  Tune into 101.1 F.M. on your radio dial!







Monday, December 23 -- UPDATE from SVA's LAWYER re: SVA v. HETEROSEXUAL SCHNEPS' GAYRAGPAPER






Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 -- CHRISTMAS -- INTERNATIONAL HOLYDAY and HOLIDAY
 





Sunday, December 22 -- HAPPY CHANUKAH -- and SPIN the DREIDEL!







Friday, December 20 -- DARLENE LOVE PERFORMS HER HIT CHRISTMAS SONG on TV's"THE VIEW"

Darlene Love performs her timeless rock 'n' soul holiday hit song "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home"!  The original song was the lead single from the most popular holiday album "A Christmas Gift For You" produced by the legendary Phil Spector.  After  performing this exciting song on "The Late Show" for thirty years, this is her fifth year big production on "The View"!  The song is played on the radio every year!  Darlene annually performs in the last segment, so you can turn on the t.v. @ 11:45 a.m.  This year she will have a special guest singer again.  The original 1963 record album cover with Darlene photo is displayed at:  www.StonewallVets.org/songsofStonewall-5.htm.
Post-event video of cool Darlene Love's awesome performance and with special hot guest singer Jason Derulo:
www.Ask.com/youtube?q=Darlene%20Love%20and%20Jason%20Derulo&v=hY7m5jjJ9mM&oLink







Wednesday, December 18 -- CHRISTMAS HITS and HOLIDAY SONGS on LITE-FM RADO at 106.7 F.M.

Every year, Lite-FM Radio features great Christmas hits like "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home" and holiday favorite songs such as "Sleigh Ride" and many singing artists popular year after year in the original STONEWALL Club jukebox!  Hear most of the artists namely Darlene Love, Frank Sinatra, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Connie Francis, Dean 'Dino' Martin, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, The Crystals, The Beach Boys, Petula Clark, Elvis Presley, The McGuire Sisters, The Temptations, et al. and, of course, Judy Garland with her timeless "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"!  For the actual patrons of The STONEWALL Club, it brings back and continues meaningful Gay club memories of Christmastime!  Tune into 106.7 F.M. (24/7) and enjoy!  







Friday, December 13 -- LEGAL DEP'T:  S.V.A. vs. SCHLEPS MEDIA d.b.a. NYC GAYRAGPAPER

Currently, there is a legal motion pending before the NYC Civil Court.  The judge is obviously investigating the history, the affidavits and the exhibits of the case.  It involves the plaintiff STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's complaint charges of overwhelming prima facie evidence of libel, defamation and slander against the legendary, non-profit and now senior citizen organization S.V.A. and, therefore, a resultant loss of revenue, intentionally caused by the scurrilous, vindictive and mean-spirited article in the dwindling in readership and down-sized NYC Gay City News aka 'Gayragpaper' now "g.c.n." published by the irresponsible, hateful, yellow journalism of Schneps Communications against the Stonewall veterans.  The maliciousness was further exemplied by its disrespectful timing with Schleps Media publishing the trash in print and on-line on the eve of "WorldGayPride" and the SVA's "STONEWALL 50" anniversary!  Stay tuned....







Thursday, December 12 -- REMEMBERING NYC MAYOR and S.V.A. HONORARY CHAIRPERSON ED KOCH







Wednesday, December 12 -- VINTAGE G.L.B.T. CLUB JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  CONNIE FRANCIS!







Tuesday, December 10 -- BROADWAY CARES PRESENTS "RED BUCKET FOLLIES" SHOW

For more 411 on Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS special, annual, exciting production show "Red Bucket Follies", formerly known as "Gypsy of the Year", visit:  https://BroadwayCares.org.







"December 7th" -- PEARL HARBOR REMEMRANCE DAY - the 2nd WORSE DATE in AMERICAN HISTORY!







Wednesday, December 4 -- NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO'S BIRTHDAY DINNER at THE ESSEX HOUSE

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association has been participating in Andrew Mario Cuomo's public birthday blow-outs since they started in 2005!  Representing the S.V.A. are Willson Henderson, AnDre Christie and Palavi Malik.  The band starts playing @ 6 p.m.  To see a photo of Willson & AnDre from that original and exciting 2005 A.M.C. event, visit '2005' at {revised link}: www.StonewallVets.org/AnDreChristie.htm.






Tuesday, December 3 -- "GIVING TUESDAY"... EXCEPT to the DESERVING, NON-PROFIT, VOLUNTEER S.V.A.

Some of the G.L.B.T. thankless organizations who are always begging for monies, funds, grants, etc., etc. but not giving include, but are not limited to:  Manhattan LGBT Center (aka the mundanely called 'Center'), which received an obscene one million dollars from Goo-gle to supposedly preserve 'Stonewall stories' (wtf) and Stonewall archives (S.V.A. has them) -- in other words, using our "Stonewall" to windfall profits for them -- but outlandishly gave and gives nada to the S.V.A.; the
Stonewall Community Foundation (S.C.F.), constantly using the SVA's namesake helps magnet big money for them but nada for the S.V.A.; the Seniors Active in A Gay Environment (SAGE), allegedly so concerned about Gay elders -- unless they're seniors who are Stonewall veterans!  That is hypocritical, disingenuous and ignorant of them.  To those ungrateful, selfish, prone to slander G.L.B.T. groups, we shout out: "Shame on U!"  The shame will not evaporate!  In contrast, for groups and folks who want to support and contribute to the S.V.A., its mission, its purposes, its goals, its programs, and its out-standing people, visit:  www.StonewallVets.org/membership/sponsorship.htm
   







Monday, December 2 -- RONNIE SPECTOR & THE RONETTES LIGHT UP LINCOLN CENTER, NYC

Lincoln Center, New York has most appropriately chosen the legendary Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes headline their Christmas tree-lighting happening.  Besides their group and her solo hits, Ronnie & The Ronettes are known for three big holiday songs such as "Sleigh Ride" on the famous and still popular Phil Spector Christmas Album.  These rock 'n' soul holiday songs are played on the radio every December!  Ceremony on the Dante Park Main Stage is emcee'd by handsome Jawan 'Motown' Jackson, former co-star of "Motown The Musical" and current co-star of "Ain't Too Proud To Beg: The Temptations" on Broadway.  The Christmas tree lights up @ 5:30 p.m. with a half-hour program.  Location is on Broadway between West 63rd and 64th streets in Manhattan.  Read more about this festive holiday event at:  www.WintersEve.NYC/tree-lighting







Sunday, December 1, 2019 -- NATIONAL A.I.D.S. AWARENESS DAY







Saturday, November 30 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

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SVA's yearly Thanksgiving Weekend meeting and foods!  What G.L.B.T. organizations would meet on a holiday weekend except the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association?  None -- certainly not the paid organizations like 'Stonewall' rip-off and endless money S.A.G.E. (allegedly Seniors Active in a Gay Environment)!  And, by 'regular' we intend not the 7-step, 10-step, 12-step, etc. single-purpose groups.  The "Bi-Laws" of the S.V.A. specify that the organization can waive meeting on holiday weekends.  However, the S.V.A. has so much 'unfinished business' from this year of "Stonewall 50"!  SVA-ers will be electing its 2020 S.V.A. officers!  At the other end of the burning candle, SVA-ers will be voting on the best G.L.B.T. organization (e.g., HRC) and the worst LGBT group (e.g., H.O.P.) of the year!  Besides, there is a holiday weekend S.V.A. gathering as it functions as networking for the Stonewall vets and friends.  We enjoy seeing and socializing with each other just as we did 50 years ago at the original STONEWALL Club!  

Encore Guest Speaker:  New York City congressional candidate Lindsey Boylanfor the 10th District -- the very district that the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion happened, the very district that the S.V.A. commenced, and the very district where this S.V.A. meeting takes place!  It is the very district in which the current exclusionary, scheming and rude inhabitant needs to be 86'd!  At long last, the G.L.B.T. community and everybody else in the 10th CD has a Democratic alternative to "The Nasty Natler" -- and one who can win!  Visit: www.LindseyBoylan.com.  

One of the timely topics is the reality that one of the SVA's well-known, longtime supporters is running for U.S. President: Michael R. Bloomberg.  Stonewall veterans such as Leigh McManus, Joani Sobel and Peter Rybart each share a special moment from the original STONEWALL Club (1966 to 1969)!  Nominations for 2020 S.V.A. officers is orchestrated by S.V.A. Vice-President Bert Coffman.  Regarding public official communications, Ruthybird reports on official correspondence from electeds such as US Senator Corey Booker, Congressman Eliot Engel, NYS Assemblyman David Weprin and NYC Councilwomen Helen Rosenthal and Carlina Rivera.  The S.V.A. also receives numerous, specific item email exchanges with the offices of electeds and campaigns.  Ramon Bellido updates on S.V.A. sponsorships from public officials (that would exclude hateful, lying creeps such as 'The Phat Man', Horey Johnsin, The Schlub and Danny Dumm).  Stonewall vet Tony Viera informs on the legal status of the SVA's lawsuit against Schneps Communications a.k.a. Schleps Media d.b.a. Gay City News aka Gay Sh*tty News (as named by a former employee) a.k.a. GayRagPaper and now known as liddle 'g.c.n.'!  Today's holiday weekend event is chaired by the SVA's indominatable director Willson L. Henderson.  As always, WLH has thoughtfully arranged for special Thanksgiving holiday foods.  Get2gether is at the historic and welcoming St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, under the divine guidance of Pastor Mark E. Erson, in good ole Greenwich Village  It lightens up @ 3:15 p.m.  www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm
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Friday, November 29 -- REMEMBERING HANDSOME STONEWALL VET DAVID R. ALI (from THE BRONX)







Thursday, November 28 -- THANKSGIVING AMERICAN NATIONAL HOLIDAY -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING to S.V.A. STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS and S.V.A. FRIENDS, SUPPORTERS and ADVERTISERS







Monday, November 25 -- S.V.A. SUPPORTER ANNOUNCES for U.S. PRESIDENT:  MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

In 2001, when surprise candidate Michael Rubens Bloomberg ("MRB") announced his candidacy for New York City mayor, the one-and-only G.L.B.T. organization to ultimately support him was the membership of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.")!  Against most odds, he won!  The S.V.A. won!  (Some of the local jealous Gay political clubs have envied and slimed the Stinewall vets ever since!)  The S.V.A. was even prouder to support Mayor MRB's re-election win in 2005 and proudest with his third election as mayor of NYC in 2009!  For more 411 about the S.V.A. and former NYC Mayor MRB, visit:  https://www.StonewallVets.org/MichaelBloomberg.htm







Sunday, November 24 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY:  QUEEN ALLYSON ANN ALLANTE

The SVA's public events spokesperson Queen Allyson Allante is best known as the founder and longtime president of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York.  Besides being interviewed with an on-screen 'testimonial' in the original "Stonewall" movie released in 1996, Queen Allyson will be shown in several photos in the definitive documentary "Inside STONEWALL!" to be released in early 2020.  For much more 411, great photographs and media articles on Queen Allyson, see:  https://www.StonewallVets.org/QueenAllyson.htm







Friday, November 22 -- REMEBERING the LOSS of 35th U.S. PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY







Thursday, November 21 -- S.V.A. VS. SCHLEPS-OWNED GAYRAGPAPER (NOW 'g.c.n.') in NYC CIVIL COURT, ROUND 3

The slanderous and shameful Schneps Communications also known as Schleps Media which earlier this year got stuck in a take-all-or-nothing purchase deal with the dubious Gay City News aka Gay Sh*tty News
aka Gayragpaper -- now downplayed to a rebranded invisible-style name as low-cased 'g.c.n' -- is ordered to appear in Court for 'round 3'!  Isn't there a vitamin store with the name G.C.N.?  The Gayragpaper is being legally sued (once again) by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association for slander, loss of reveue, sleaze, libel, interference with business, slime, defamation, smear, etc.!  Representing the S.V.A. are appropriately three Stonewall vets Willson Henderson, Tony Viera and Ramon Bellido -- plus, if he can make it there in time back from Philly, AnDre Christie.  The gavel bangs down at a Civil Court of the City of New York @ 2 p.m.!

  


 


Monday, November 17 -- S.V.A. RESPONDS to SCHNEPS MEDIA d.b.a. GAY CITY NEWS a.k.a. GAY SH*TTY NEWS NOW little g.c.n.'s STUPID ATTEMPT to 'DISMISS the LAWSUIT' by S.V.A. vs. GAYRAGPAPER

The two-page diatribe loaded with outrageous misrepresentatations, noxious irrelevancies and outright lies was mailed to the NYC Civil Court -- and to the libeled and victimized S.V.A. -- in a deperate and quite frankly, stupid, attempt to get the lawsuit against Schleps Communications aka Schleps Media dba Gay City News dismissed!  Ha-ha-ho!  The vindictive missile was shamefully composed by the Gayragpaper's so-called editor-in-chief Paul D. Schindler aka Paula Palisades no doubt with the deliriously, factually-challenged Druncan Ozburn "the pregnant-looking, lonely goil from 6th Avenue (in Brooklyn) via a Roxbury-type section of Massatusets"!  Wash that congenital liar's filthy mouth out with Ivory soap!  Pathetic that this is the year of "STONEWALL-50"!  In a realistic one word: Shameful!  







Friday, November 15 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL JUKEBOX #1 SONGSTRESS:  PETULA CLARK @ 87!







Sunday, November 10 -- ROLAND EMMERICH MOVIE DIRECTOR and S.V.A. SUPPORTER BIRTHDAY in HOLLYWOOD on WEEKEND of HIS WORLD WAR II FILM "MIDWAY"






Saturday, November 9 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERAN BIRTHDAY: JITTERS GREENFIELD of NJ






Friday, November 8 -- "STONEWALL" MOVIE DIRECTOR ROLAND EMMERICH'S NEWEST and EXCITING HISTORIC FILM: "MIDWAY!"

Appropriately, the new blockbuster movie "MIDWAY!" about a monumental military battle in World War II, is released on Veterans' Weekend!  The acclaimed and openly-Gay director Roland Emmerich is also the determined and diligent director of "Independence Day", "The Patriot", "White House Down", "The Day After Tomorrow" and the definitive depiction of the Stonewall Era and the Stonewall Rebellion in any media, the film "STONEWALL!".  See a literally bombastic "MIDWAY!" film promotion 'trailer' at:  www.Ask.com/YouTube?o=0&l=dir&qo=serpSearchTopBox&q=Midway+new+movie.  For "MIDWAY!" movie synopsis, plot and cast:  www.IMDB.com/title/tt6924650/mediaviewer/rm285576705.

Update:  S.V.A. supporter Roland Emmerich's newset movie "MIDWAY" opened for the weekdnd in #1 position!







Thursday, November 7 -- COLD CASE T.V. SHOW ENCORE:  "BEST FRIENDS" (aka SECRET GAY LOVERS)

Voted by viewers as one of their most popular episodes, this much-requested presentation of the popular "Cold Case" television show is entitled 'Best Friends', a code word then for secret Gay lovers.  It is an eye-opening and emotional revelation saga of the anti-Gay times and the necessarily closeted people.  This is the coldest -- 70-plus years -- set episode of "Cold Case"; it takes place during the overlapping Prohibition Era and the Depression Era.  This episode is unique, too, as their only show without an uncovered murderer at its conclusion.  Instead, a 'female human remains' mystery is solved.  Also unique is a real-life person is portrayed: bisexual Billie Holiday singing in a Philadelpha speak-easy.  Piper Laurie, a 3-time Academy Award nominee (now 87 in real life), is so convincing in her revealing 'old Rose' Collins character.  While denying a long-ago lesbian love relationship,  Rose, who is now a great grandmother states:  "If I was the lover of that girl Billie in the truck crash, I wouldn't be here".  The knowing detective Lilly Rush played superbly by Kathryn Morris observes: "And, yet, Rose, here you are!"  Samantha Streets perfectly portrays the originally straight Rose in a sensitive and captivating approach who realizes and embraces her forbidden but true love!  Tessa Thompson, as young, foxy and male personna Billie Ducette in an interracial Gay love affair, had her career launched from this out-standing performance.  It was the girls' plan to move to New York City where they would be accepted!  Marla Gibbs plays a spicey adult lesbian of a younger character Lil' Georgie.  The finale, taking place in modern day Central Park, NY is extraordinary and inspiring for all Gay people and others!  "Best Friends" won a GLAAD media award!  Show airs on Start T.V. @ 3 p.m.  See an enticing film clip montage of 'Best Friends' at:
  www.Bing.com/videos/search?q=Cold+Case+TV+show+episode+Best+Friends&view=detail







Wednesday, November 6 -- LAMBDA DEMOCRATS SHAMEFULLY ENDORSE "THE NATLER'

Lambda Independent Democrats
of Brooklyn aka Lying Ingrate Dems ("LID") shamefully yet expectedly endorses Jerrold  Nadler aka The Natler for the NYC 10th District Congress (West Manhattan and Brooklyn West) in next year's Primary Election!  LID could care less what the Stonewall veterans knows and believes.  Politically-minded G.L.B.T. groups working together instead of apart is obliterated by self-servers such as LID.  It is an indisputable fact that the shameful liar The Natler has been "stealing Stonewall" for years to benefit himself with Gay volunteer$, Gay donor$ and Gay vote$ at the expense of the allegedly Gay icons:  members of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association.  Natler is the proven liar who falsely claims that the Stonewall Monument Memorial to replace the Sheridan Triangle across from The STONEWALL Club was his idea!  The reality is it was the SVA's project as proposed by Willson Henderson and designed by Dahn Huni.  The S.V.A. has the confirming documents, the artistic design and public official letters from 20 years ago supporting and thanking the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  Besides U.S. Senator Daniel Moynihan, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger and Public Advocate Marc Green, one of the praise letters was from... you guessed it: The Natler!  See evidentiary letter to S.V.A. at: www.StonewallVets.org/JerroldNadler.htm.  FYI, the LID's current head Jared Arader and treasurer Dan Tietz are known fabricators!  We know from eyewitnesses that they ignorantly and shamefully slander the S.V.A.  Neither has been to an S.V.A. meeting or conference yet defame the heroic Stonewall veterans for LID's predatory efforts of "Stealing Stonewall"!  The members of the S.V.A. proudly supports the intelligent, respectful, inclusive and honest opponent to The Natler:  Lindsey Boylan.  She is the SVA's special guest speaker this month!  View Lindsey's encouraging website at:  www.LindseyBoylan.com.





Tuesday, November 5 -- AMERICAN ELECTION DAY








Thursday, October 31st -- NYC 46th ANNUAL GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE

The "46th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade" will feature the most elaborate Halloween costumes and creative   characters in the World!  There are awesome get-ups, marching bands and bigger than life-size puppets!  There is the famous Michael Jackson Dancers performing the Halloween theme #1 hit song "Thriller" while dancing up the avenue and dressed up as zombies like the original MJ music video!  The wildly exciting parade in Manhattan, NYC is on Avenue of the Americas (aka Sixth Avenue) starting in the SoHo area at Spring Street and Prince Street blasts off @ 7 p.m.  The extravaganza travels up to 23rd Street in Chelsea.  Over 50,000 artistically attired revelers are in the parade plus a million spectators!  New York One News TV telecasts the Halloween Parade 'live'!  For much more 411, visit:  https://Halloween-NYC.com.  
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING HOSTED by WILLSON HENDERSON



October is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Month and there is, objectively and obviously, no more appropriate G.L.B.T. group to be in the company of and to support than the historic STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  The ultra-historic photograph above is prima facie evidence of the S.V.A. making history, once again!  The humongous gathering for worldwide "STONEWALL-25" of over one million people in Central Park in New York City was the largest in G.L.B.T. his/herstory!  At the mic is Queen Allyson Allante of the Imperial QUEENS of NYC and the S.V.A.!

New York City Councilwoman Carlina L. Rivera is represented by her special assistant Irak Cehinski to present a City Council Citation to the S.V.A. for "Stonewall 50".  The brass-framed, glass-enclosed, ribbon-adorned, parchment document "gratefully honors" the STONWALL Rebellion Veterans Association

The SVA's get2gether introduces a U.S. Congressional Candidate for a Manhattan and some crucial sections of Brooklyn district!  She marched in the New York City G.L.B.T. Pride Parade and, unlike the exclusionary incumbent, the challenger was in communication with the S.V.A. for "Stonewall-50"!  All of the S.V.A. members and thousands in this district want to '86' the over-done inhabitant.  The diss-respectful elected rudely failed to contact the S.V.A. for its 50th anniversary!  Yet the shameful hypocrite had the chutzpah to molest Gay Pride!  The members and sponsors of the politically savvy S.V.A. typically have the winner!  It helps when your history of supporters is a "who's who" and your website has millions of visits annually!

This month's New York City Council member guest speaker is Councilwoman Helen A. Rosenthal from the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Coincidentally, she lives in the same condominium high-rise that the SVA's director Willson L. Henderson ("WLH") used to live in (until he sold it): The Bromley.  As an original owner, WLH bought there first!  For several years, the famous 1969 "Stonewall Car" was garaged at The Bromley.  How did Willson find out about The Bromley?   Clue: "Bella!"  Answer: Harvey Fierstein!  (You won't read any of those facts in the Schleps-owned NYC Gayragpaper!)

Special appearance by the SVA's talented and wonderful public relationist Leticia M. Remauro.  She will update the "S/W-50" public relations for the S.V.A.  Leticia is also the adminstrator of the popular S.V.A. on FaceBook.  View the webfile at:  www.FaceBook.com/SVANYC.  
Many NYC-ers know Leticia from seeing her regularly on the New York One T.V. News political show "Inside City Hall".

Happy Halloween
!!  There's no better place to be on the Halloween weekend than in Greenwich Village, New York City -- especially on Halloween-all-year-round Christopher Street!  
On the occasion of Halloween, the S.V.A. will provide special culinary "treats" -- and no "tricks" (e.g., the forbidden fruit NYC Gayragpaper)!  Divine meeting is at the historic St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Founders' Conference Room at 81 Christopher Street just off Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, NYC.  It's a stone's throw from the #1 subway train.  At 3:15 p.m., the S.V.A. gathering crypt-kicks!  







Saturday, October 19 -- NEW "STONEWALL ERA" BOOK INTERVIEWS

A new "Stonewall Era" book is in the works!  The first interviewee for this new G.L.B.T. book project is appropriately Willson Henderson, the founder and director of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Assoication!  This comprehensive interview, which will be legally taped -- unlike the dirty, sneaky tricks of the late David "Creepy" Carter from Georgia and his bombed book the so-called "Stonewall: The Uprising That Sparked" -- happens at Rosso's appropriately on Greenwich Avenue @ 4 p.m.  You won't read about this interesting G.L.B.T. history and realities, nor the current revisionism, of Gay life spanning a half century in the heterosexually-owned NYC Gay-ragpaper!    







Saturday, October 19 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  PATTI STONE from LI and in FLORIDA
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Wednesday, October 16 -- BIRTHDAY BASH for SVA'S HONORARY FEMALE CHAIRPERSON NY STATE SENATOR DYANE SAVINO

New York State Senator Dyane Jean Savino is the honorary female chairperson of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association!  Dyane's birthday bash is held tonight at the famous The Wooly in Manhattan!  The historic bar and grand lounge is named after the landmark Woolworth Building.  Said building was once the tallest building in New York.  Proudly representing the S.V.A. and a scheduled speaker is Willson Henderson.  Rep'ing PRIDE Democrats of NYC is Steven Gradman.  Besides the gormet food on silver trays throughout the party, there is a special huge birthday cake presentation for Dyane!  Event lights up @ 6:30 p.m. and parties with disc-jockeyed music -- including "Songs of the Original STONEWALL Club Jukebox" until 9 p.m.







Friday, October 11 -- NATIONAL GAY COMING OUT DAY

This is the 31st annual "National Coming Out Gay Day"!  Although this "outin'"
 is, of course, rudimentarily inspired by the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, that reality is rarely mentioned anymore.  The uprising, staged by Gay boys and Gay girls and their straight friends was the first "coming out" event.  That is one of the true meanings of "Stonewall"!







Thursday, October 10 -- STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION SUES NYC GAYRAGPAPER, COURT HEARING, PART 2

The lawsuit launched by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association is for libel, defamation, slander, interference with the rights of an organization and loss of revenue.  The named defendant is Schneps Communications aka Schleps Media as they now own the Gay City News aka Gayragpaper now 'g.c.n.' -- the heterosexual owners' shady strategy to conceal the fact that it is a GAY paper.  The non-Gay Schleps must be ashamed of the word GAY!  The S.V.A. is represented by its director Willson Henderson, board of directors member Ramon Bellido and executive committee member Tony Viera.  Gavel strikes @ 2 p.m.  







Thursday, October 10 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY: ANTONIO 'TONY' VIERA of THE BRONX







Saturday, October 5 -- BIRTHDAY of WILLSON L. HENDERSON, S.V.A. FOUNDER (1969) and the 'STONEWALL' CONSULTANT on BOTH "STONEWALL!" MOVIES (1994 and 2015) and "INSIDE STONEWALL" DOCUMENTARY (2019) 







Friday, October 4 -- GAYRAGPAPER's HETEROSEXUAL OWNER VICKI SUE SCHNEPS BUYS "A.M. NEW YORK" NEWSPAPER

This newset acquisition A.M. New York -- after Schneps Communication got stuck with the NYC Gayragpaper in a deal earlier this year -- now gives Schleps Media another outlet to libel, defame and slander plus personal attacks and lies!  Did they advise seller Newsday Media Group that they have at least one (with another pending) New York City civil lawsuit against them?  It's required to do so by law!  Within a few days it was widely reported that the Schleps fired several new employees -- folks who did their all for the A.M. New York!







Thursday, October 3 -- SPECIAL "DOUBLE STONEWALL" SUPER SUPPER POW-WOW at ROSSO'S RESTAURANT @ 5:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.







October 2019 -- GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER (G.L.B.T.) HISTORY MONTH







Saturday, September 28 --  STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

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The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's "See U In September" (an original 1966 Stonewall Club jukebox song) meeting frames the finale segment of their milestone "STONEWALL 50" year!

 Guest Speakers:  NYC Councilwoman Carlina L. Rivera (nearby East Village and Lower East Side).  Topics include post-Stonewall 50 and keeping the accolades for and concerns of the senior citizen Stonewall veterans on-going after the confetti has stopped flowing!  And special guest speaker is NYC Councilwoman Elizabeth M. Crowley of Queens attending with one of her sons!  Besides the issues of the S.V.A., she explians her plans as a candidate for Queens Borough President.  (That race is particularly relevant to the Stonewall vets as one of her job-killer opponents is an S.V.A. defamer.)  The S.V.A. provides quality foods for members.  Attendees may bring their favourite beverages.  S.V.A. meeting is in a rented room the Manhattan LGBT Community Centre starts on-time @ 3:15 p.m.







Saturday, September 28 -- BIRTHDAY CHEER to SVA's HONORARY FEMALE CHAIRPERSON NYS SENATOR DYANE J. SAVINO  







Friday, September 27 -- STONEWALL 50:  "INSIDE STONEWALL!" DOCUMENTARY PREMIERS on T.V.

{To be rescheduled when final distribution deal is completed....}  Premiere of the much-anticipated and timely "Inside STONEWALL!" is re-scheduled for this evening!  Continuing with the monumental occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion (it wasn't a 'riot'), this is the long-awaited, investigative, definitive documentary film "Inside STONEWALL!".  It provides for the first time a complete and unique look at the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and its aftermath from both the perspectives of the New York City Police Department ("NYCPD") 'Stonewall cops' and the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") 'Stonewall vets' and some others including a respected historian -- not the longtime SVA-banned liar David 'Creepy' Carter!  The eyewitness accounts from inside -- and outside -- of The STONEWALL Club on Friday night, June 27th, 1969 into the early morning hours of June 28th, in this film are intensely interesting and really revealing!  They feature several actual 'Stonewall veterans' (Willson, Allyson, Bert, Rusty, David S., Tony V., et al.) and three original 'Stonewall cops' (Frankie, Richie and Vinny) in their first-ever filmed "Stonewall" interviews!  Besides the S.V.A., the documentary producers collaborated with two New York City police organizations -- no, not the Gay Officers' Action League.  Thus, never-before police department testimonials, documents and images have been unearthed!  Highlight: A glossy, black-and-white, full-length, nightime police photo during the five-night Stonewall Rebellion shows a known Stonewall veteran book-ended by two uniformed NYCPD officers -- each tugging on an arm of the captured S/W-vet, taking the person away while the person is struggling to get free!  Special invitations shall be distributed for the preview of "Inside STONEWALL!" to all 'veterans' of the Stonewall events, SVA-supportive public officials (not the smear campaigners like The Natler, Ruben Jr., The Shlub or Horey J.) and various reputable media (not the dubious defendants Gay City News also known as the Gayragpaper now 'g.c.n.').  After the documentary's preview, there will be a grand, yet private, Hudson Blue Productions celebratory deluxe dinner, delightful drinx and delicioius desserts -- plus devilish 'dishes'!  Don't fasten your seatbelts!






Sunday, September 22 -- BROADWAY CARES / EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS PRESENTS ITS "33rd ANNUAL FLEA MARKET & AUCTION"

This Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS ("BC/EFA") annual outdoor "Flea Market & Auction" event is always worthwhile, exciting and fun!  BCEFA:  "Your Broadway treasure hunt starts and ends with this happening!  Meet your favorite stars, seek out one-of-a-kind theatrical memorabilia and celebrate your love of all things Broadway!" 
The market and auction take place in the heart of Broadway's theatre district at landmark Shubert Alley (trust us, not just an alley) at Broadway between West 44th and 45th streets from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more 411 on the Broadway Cares "Flea Market & Auction", please visit:  BroadwayCares.org.







Friday, September 20 -- SCREEN ACTORS GUILD PRESENTS "A CONVERSATION with LEGENDARY SINGER DARLENE LOVE"

The Screen Actors Guild ("SAG") premieres its new Legends Series with "A Conversation with Darlene Love"!  Film clips are shown of Darlene Love co-starring in the Academy Award-winning documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom", her induction acceptance speech at the "Rock & Roll Hall-of-Fame" and co-starring in all four "Lethal Weapon" movies!  Proudly representing the S.V.A. is its founder Willson L. Henderson and his guest Eldon L. Johnson, the SVA's Youth-4-SVA organizer.  (To be invited and reservation confirmed, the person must be a SAG member and in great standing.  It also allows one guest.)  Venue is the state-of-the-art Robin Williams S.A.G. Film Center and Theatre in the Clinton section of Manhattan, NY.  Curtains up @ 7 p.m.







Thursday, September 19 -- IN MEMORIAM TRANSITION:  CHRISTINE GORDON in FLORIDA at AGE 57







Monday, September 16 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  CARL J. KELLER, JR. of CONNECTICUT







Thursday, September 12 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY:  RAMON F. BELLIDO of SPANISH HARLEM







Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 -- TRAGIC 18th ANNIVERSARY of the 2001 EXTREMIST ISLAMIC TERRORIST ATTACKS in NEW YORK, VIRGINIA and PENNSYLVANIA!!!!

Sept.11 tribute crying rose


In Manhattan, New York City, where the great majority of the victims from the crazed and cowardly terrorist murders occurred, the "18th Annual September 11th, 2001 Tribute" is commemorated at the World Trade Center site starting @ 8:15 a.m.  Public officials participating include former NYC mayor and chief September 11th official-in-charge and tireless overseer Rudy W. Giuliani and former mayor Michael R.  Bloomberg, former NYS governor George E. Pataki, in office and involved in the September 11th recovery, and current governor Andrew M. Cuomo, plus NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, among other New York electeds.  The tremendous, 3 1/2 hour tribute service, including the poignant "reading of the names of victims", is telecast on every major television network.
The main messages from the testimonials are:  "never forget", "stop the hate" and "God bless America"!







Tuesday, September 10 -- ONE MONTH UNTIL NYC GAYRAGPAPER IS SUMMONED to COURT -- AGAIN

Terrorism by libel, defamation, slander, truth-deprivation and personal attacks are some of the un-journalistic tactics of the Schneps Media via its Gay City News aka Gayragpaper now downgraded to g.c.n.  Rather than admit their perennial attacks on the legendary, non-profit, G.L.B.T. civil rights organization, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A."), and remove their printed trash articles intended to stir reputation terror, the Gayragpaper is allowed by Schleps Communications News Group (one iof the publisher's other names) to continue to instill harm on a daily, round-the-clock basis at a place that can serve as a noxious cesspool: the internet!  With all of the overwhelming evidence by the poison pen of the dubious Druncan Ozborn article itself, lettuce see on October 10th ("10/10") what the civil court concludes!       

  






Saturday, September 7 -- SVA's WILLSON HENDERSON MARCHES in NYC LABOR DAY PARADE

No, he wasn't in the NYC Labor Day Parade with the S.V.A.!  Willson L. Henderson ("WLH") marched with a labor organization that he has been a member of for over forty years: Screen Actors Guild ("SAG")!  Why don't you ever read that fact (among endless others) in the biased Gayragpaper?  Clearly, because they do not want you to know the real Willson!  WLH also had an expected reunion in the parade with longtime S.V.A. supporter NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo!  Now, as a 'senior citizen', WLH's bi-annual membership dues are paid for by SAG!    







Monday, September 2 -- AMERICAN LABOR DAY (HOLIDAY)







Saturday, August 31 -- SVA'S MONTHLY MEETING with STONEWALL UPRISING VETERANS at MANHATTAN LGBT COMMUNITY CENTRE

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This second Summer meeting of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association is on the 5th Saturday this month!  It is also an exception as it happens on a holiday weekend: Labor Day.  That's the real dedication of the S.V.A. -- even after over a half-century!  The S.V.A. presents lively discussions, planning and fun!  Meeting is captained by Willson L. Henderson and co-captained by several other selfless Stonewall veterans!  Molly Bennett Aitken reports on her outreach efforts to 'stop the hate; stop the lies' within some of the local G.L.B.T. organizations!  (They know who they are.)  Joni 'JC' Sobel updates current 'veterans of Stonewall' registered with the S.V.A.  Bert Coffman presents communiucations with various responsible public officials not the three-faced creeps.  (They know who they are.)  Jitters Greenfield gives the "Jersey Report".  Ramon Bellido will lettuce know about the first (but surely not the last) day in NYC civil court versus the libelous liars at the 'fake news' NYC Gayragpaper now aka g.c.n. propped up by Schneps Communications aka Schleps Media.  Tony Viera reveals the newest details on the definitive documentary "Inside STONEWALL!".   

The S.V.A. serves up the quality foods; if desired, you bring your favorite beverages.  
The SVA's still ~hot~ (some say hotter than ever) general manager AnDre Christie greets folks at the door with his glowing smile and.......!  AnDre favors those who contribute to the non-profit, all-volunteer S.V.A. not those who stiff it!  The executive committee-style, non-sequitar, family-flavored meeting at the centrally air-conditioned Manhattan LGBT Community Centre at 212 West 13th Street between Greenwich Avenue and Seventh Avenue lights up @ 3:15 p.m.






Friday, August 30 -- WILLSON HENDERSON DEFENDS "STONEWALL" -- and HIMSELF!

Willson Lee Henderson ("WLH"), the chief founder and elected director of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("SVA"), has a comprehensive story and character study in The New York Times.  It's wonderful to read of Gay icons mentioned from before, during and after the Stonewall Era such as Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and Lana Turner and, of course, Judy Garland!  Willson  mentions Stonewall veterans, his mother, boyfriend and two cats.  The NYX shows a photo of WLH and the blue 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car".  Because of the continued popularity of the investigative, informative and interesting WLH article, the S.V.A. is re-publishing it through the SVA's various formats and expansive S.R.V.A. Network.   
www.NYTimes.com/2015/06/07/NYRegion/a-Defender-of-Stonewall-and-Himself.html







Wednesday, August 21 -- S.V.A. MEETING with N.Y.C. CONGRESSMEMBER (not THE NATLER) @ 2 p.m.







Monday, August 12 -- PRIVATE SHOWING of "INSIDE STONEWALL!" DOCUMENTARY

One of the "Inside STONEWALL!" documentary producers hosted a private showing with only a handful of people.  In the film, there are alternating and compelling interviews with several Stonewall vets of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association and a couple of others.  Each of the SVAers' stories are anchored in the basic facts yet each person's experiences are nonetheless different.  Think: survivors of The Titanic!  Besides the S/W vets, there is the never-before revealing information obtained from a few original NYCPD Sixth Precinct "Stonewall cops" -- plus a current prominent NYCPD official!  The producers and the researchers on this definitive "Stonewall 50" project are so professional, informed and savvy that they knew exactly who was "a must to avoid"!  A final deal in the works has not been consumated to announce now what network and when for the showing of "Inside STONEWALL!".








Thursday, August 8 -- STONEWALL VETS ASSN. LIBEL LAWSUIT in COURT vs. SCHNEPS PUBLICATIONS aka SCHLEPS MEDIA dba GAY CITY NEWS aka GAYRAGPAPER now g.c.n.

This STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association lawsuit for libel, defamation and slander vomits from the factually-flawed and flame-throwing 'story' disrespectfully in time for WorldGayPride and "Stonewall 50" by the dubious and delusional Druncan Ozburn.  The S.V.A. has the prima facie evidence!  The only socially curious question for the courtroom is whether the real trash publisher Vicky Sue Schnepersohn of Schleps Media show up?  For every one photo she has with former Mayor Bloomberg, as shown on her Schneps Communications website, both the SVA's founder Willson Henderson and the SVA's general manager AnDre Christie each have ten!  Update: Civil court case to be continued at the adjourned date....








Monday, August 5 -- ORIGINAL STONEWALL JUKEBOX SUPERSTARS CONCERT: MICK JAGGER & THE ROLLING STONES

This grrreat (and sold-out) Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones("MJ&TRS") concert was held across the Hudson River in the Meadowlands in New Jersey!  The rock 'n' roll boys opened the dynamic show with an popular original STONEWALL Club jukebox song:  "Jumpin' Jack Flash" from 1968.  Among many worldwide #1 songs, MJ&TRS did a rousing rendition of their #1 song form the Summer of 1969 in the Stonewall jukebox: "Honky Tonk Women".  Interestingly, at that time 'honky tonk women' included drag queens -- and it still does!  Other Stonewall jukebox songs that MJ&TRS performed were "Mother's Little Helper" (1966), "Ruby Tuesday" (1967) and the appropriately-named "She's A Rainbow" (1968).   Rogers 'Ro-Ro' Huntana headed up the enthusiastic S.V.A. contingency.  MJ&TRS concluded the high-energy concert with their ultimate #1 hit "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"!








Friday, August 2 -- S.V.A. SUPPER MEETING with CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE for MANHATTAN (and PARTS of BROOKLYN) at ROSSO'S @ 5 p.m.






Thursday, August 1 -- GAYRAGPAPER REPORTS on G.O.A.L. POLICE OFFICER SLANDER SUIT INVOLVING PEDOPHILIA BUT FAILS to REPORT on SLANDER SUIT AGAINST THEM as SCHNEPS MEDIA dba GAY CITY NEWS by the S.V.A.!







Tuesday, July 30 -- ONE MONTH SINCE HERITAGE OF SHAME SH*T on the STONEWALL VETS

Shamefully, it has been exactly one month since the so-called Heritage of Pride also known as 'Heritage of Shame', the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (G.L.B.T.) Pride and parade organizers, attracted million$ of people, over 150,000 marcher$, over 700 group$ (over 700 hefty fees), over 100 float$ (over 100 pricey fees) and additionally raking in million$ of corporate dollar$ -- all unquestionably as a result of what the legendary 'veterans' of the original STONEWALL Club police raids and the historic Stonewall Rebellion did a half-century ago -- and yet after doing nothing before or during Pride Month for the STONEWALL Veterans' Association, the HOP aka H.O.S. still has not made apologies (or ecen endless excuses) much less r-e-s-p-e-c-t, remunerations or amens one month later.......  {to be continued}








Saturday, July 27 -- STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION:  MONTHLY MEETING, POST-PRIDE REVIEW and S.V.A. ANNIVERSARY PARTY IGNITES @ 3:15 p.m.

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The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association holds its annual post-Gay Pride Month meeting and, this year, its 50th anniversary celebration!  It is championed by the SVA's elected director Willson L. Henderson.  Hopefully, some of the many alleged "Stonewall veterans" who popped up on different television programs (typically when a S.V.A. Stonewall vet wasn't available) and in various newspapers will identify and unify with and join the established "S/W Vetz" S.V.A. organization and attend this meeting with their former original Stonewall Club patrons and, now, colleagues!  S/W vet Molly B. Aitken, down from Altol, Massachusetts, analyzes the recent two NYC Gay Pride marches phenomenon and how both fell shamefully short for actually honoring "STONEWALL 50" and why there is 'Pride': Veterans of the four years of The Stonewall Club raids and five nights of the Stonewall Rebellion!!  Updates on the forthcoming, informative and revealing documentary "Inside Stonewall!" and related events are provided by Tony Viera, one of several S/W vets who is seen in the film with a Stonewall Rebellion interview.  Reports from out-going S.V.A. vice-presidents R. Bert Coffman and Rusty B. Rose on the renewed comradery of the S.V.A.  Correspondence updates from public officials, headlined by the specially-crafted proclamation from NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Stonewall 50 citation form Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are reported by Joni Sobel.  As voted unanimously at the S.V.A. conference, today is the rescheduled S.V.A. Election of its next president and two new vice-presidents.  When is 'WorldGayPride' going to deliver some of their multitudinal and widespread "S/W-50" memorabilia that reads "STONEWALL 50" to the folks from the original STONEWALL Club who created the 'Pride'?  WorldGayShame's ungratefulness and rudeness is obviously endless!  Heritage of Pride/Shame has systematically hawked their promotional "S/W-50" merchandise to everyone -- including local, heterosexual, anti-Gay, muslim merchants on Christopher Street -- except the Stonewall vets!  Lastly and leastly is the 411 on the pending legal court case "S.V.A. vs. Schneps Media dba Gay City News aka Gayragpaper now g.c.n."!  SVA's general manager AnDre M. Christie, assisted by boardmember Ramon Bellido, greets folks and collects dues and donations at the door!  The SVA's meeting commences as always @ 3:15 p.m. and, as ever, on time!  Now, it's on to "Stonewall 51"!






Thursday, July 25 -- S.V.A. BIRTHDAY: MOLLY BENNETT AITKEN of MASSACHUSETTS

As a special treat for the S.V.A., Executive Committee member Miss Molly B is driving down from Massachusetts in her new Escalade!  She will co-chair the S.V.A. get2gether with SVA's Willson Henderson on Saturday.  Molly B shall celebrate her 70-something birthday with fellow Stonewallers after the happening at RossoPomoDoro Restaurant!  To see Molly with S.V.A. two decades ago: www.StonewallVets.org/parade/SW-29.htm.






Tuesday, July 23 -- REMEMBERING N.Y.C. COUNCILMAN  JAMES E. 'JED' DAVIS, KILLED in CITY HALL

The late and great New York City Councilman James E. Davis, also affectionately known as 'Jed', from Brooklyn, NY died at the hands of a crazed, gun-carrying, Gay killer in New York City Hall in Manhattan, NY on July 23, 2013.  Jed was an active, outspoken and proud honorary member of the S.V.A.  For more 411 regarding Jed Davis and his known feelings for his beloved STONEWALL Veterans' Association, please view:
www.StonewallVets.org/JamesDavis.htm.







Saturday, July 20 -- THEME SONG: "HEAT WAVE" by MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS

This American nationwide 3-day "Heatwave" included Friday the 19th and Sunday the 21st.  To learn more about Motown girl group Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and their famous #1 song "Heat Wave", visit:  www.StonewallVets.org/songsofStonewall-7.htm







Wednesday, July 17 -- "STONEWALLING" DEMOCRAT CLUB DUPES the BRONX DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE






Thursday, July 11, 2019 -- 50th ANNIVERSARY of the STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION!








Wednesday, July 10 --- NEW YORK CITY "SALUTE to the CHAMPIONS" - NO, NOT the STONEWALL VETERANS

The City of New York literally rolled out the red carpet and held a parade for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team!  Yet, just ten days prior, the City of New York did absolutely nothing for the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association'team', the folks who were the torch in launching the largest civil rights movement in the history of the World!  The rude failure flies in the face of the reality that the economic effects of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion continue to bring millions and millions of dollars into the City of New York year-round!  Each member of the women's soccer team were given  "The Keys to the City"!  The S.V.A. collectively were not even given the key to a subway bathroom!  They were not given a cost-free note much less a non-profit group contribution.  This NYC Administration has enough self-promoting gays and lesbians on staff to know better.  When it comes to the supposed G.L.B.T. "heroes", they should rely on the paper of record The New York Times not the slander sheet NYC Gayragpaper!     









Monday, July 8 -- GOVERNOR CUOMO's OFFICE DELIVERS ORIGINAL PROCLAMATIONS to S.V.A.








Friday, "The 5th of July" -- S.V.A. FILES LAWSUIT vs. GAY CITY NEWS aka GAYRAGPAPER now g.c.n.

The "Gay City News" a.k.a. the Gayragpaper and now down-playing the 'Gay' by using the mundane and lower-cased (we agree, they are low) "g.c.n." -- embarassingly the only G.L.B.T. newspaper in all of New York City -- is hereby legally sued... again!  This time the shameful heterosexual owners and smut publishers, mama Victoria Sue Schneps and sonny Joshua Schleps, doing business as Schneps Communications, Inc. aka Schleps Media, LLC.  As defendants, they are charged with:  (1) libel; (2) defamation; (3) loss of revenue to a registered non-profit organization; (4) slander; and (5) character assassination, among other offenses....  The S.V.A. also secured the documented right to amend the legal claim and add a co-defendant, complicit in the slander!  (Watch-out slanderers S.D.C.!)  The defendants' first of many publicized court appearances is on August 8th ("8/8")!  "Stonewall veterans fight back!"  Ohhh, what a surprise!  Stonewall vets stand up to bullies!  Duh!  If you wish to follow the shameful case:  NYC Index #60117-BSC-2019.








Thursday, July 4, 2019 -- INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY:  243rd BIRTHDAY of AMERICA








Tuesday, July 2 -- ADMIRING MESSAGE from HUDSON BLUE PRODUCTIONS

Subject: Congratulations STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
From: "Pamela Lione" <HudsonBlueProductions@Gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:21 am
To: "Dr. Stone Wall, PhG." <WLH@nyct.net>
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Dear Willson Henderson and the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans,

Thank you for today "Stonewall 50" and for all that you all have done
and continue to do! Thank you for honoring Hudson Blue Productions
with not only all of your interesting and unique contributions to
the documentary film, but for letting all of us get to know such
amazing people. You will forever be in our hearts and we look
forward to future Collaborations with all of you in the National
STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, proudly known as S.V.A.

All the best - to the best,
Pam A. Lione
Documentary Co-Producer
"Inside Stonewall!"








Monday, July 1, 2019 -- POST-STONEWALL 50:  HOP GLORY and H.O.S. SHAME


The now multi-million dollar Heritage of Pride, Inc. ("HOP") a.k.a. Heritage of Shame ("H.O.S."), to prove that they really are not any "heritage of pride", failed to provide any accommodations for the iconic members of the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion!  Even haters within the G.L.B.T. diss-community admit that 50 years after the greatest event in G.L.B.T. history -- thus, WorldPride -- the now allegedly heroic elders should not have to walk, limp or crawl two miles, particularly in the summer heat, with ailments such as heart disease, osteoperosis, lung cancer, scoliosis, debilitating diabetes, breathing problems, sciatica, inoperable hip replacement, diverticulosis, herniated discs, sarcodosis, osteo arthritis, legal blindness, etc., etc., etc. and other disabilities!  Here's an evil idea for the controlling evilish HOPers:  Have each Pride-persecuted Stonewall vet carry a huge wooden cross!  Even if all of the mid-60s and up age Stonewall vets were senior athletes, to show some appreciation, they should have been given cost-free convertibles!  Think "Canyon of Heroes Parade" when the hometeam is honored for winning the world series!  But HOP/H.O.S. would not make one phone call or donate one dollar.  Apparently, Heritage of Shame expected the S.V.A. to have a flotilla of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes -- plus pogo sticks, skateboards and stilts instead of a fleet of convertibles.  Here is just one story about a Stonewall veteran who H.O.S. thought should walk the parade route and at the end... drop dead!
www.PopularPublicity.com/2019/07/02/Hospice-Patient-and-Stonewall-Participant-gets-Pride-Wish
 



Sunday, June 30 -- "GAY PRIDE SUNDAY" -- THE LAST SUNDAY in JUNE!

Half-century commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising -- "Stonewall Sunday" -- which was actually in the middle of "The Happening" on June 30th in 1969!  Fifty years later -- represented exclusively by the venerable STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association (S.V.A.) -- what will the surviving, under-acknowledged, legendary, under-appreciated veterans of the original Stonewall Club police raids and the Stonewall Rebellion be doing?  Inquiring minds and people who are really interested in and supportive of the real Gay 'heritage' of respect and 'pride' want to know!  

The S.V.A. members have v-o-t-e-d!  By an oustanding margin, it is "Plan C"!  Winner is the "SVA's Culinary & Cocktails Celebration" at an outdoor restaurant in Greenwich Village, NYC.  For your info, "Plan A" was the losing entry Heritage of Pride + Shame Parade.  "Plan B" was the runner-up Reclaim Pride Coalition's "Spirit of Stonewall 50 March" (with no vehicles).  This private "S/W Celebration" is exclusively for S.V.A. Stonewall veterans only!  No outsiders.  No media.  First toast mouths @ 2 p.m......  Stay tuned!


Saturday, June 29 -- =NEW= and DEFINITIVE INVESTIGATIVE and REVEALING STONEWALL DOCUMENTARY:  "INSIDE STONEWALL!"

There will be a surprise-location press conference about the forthcoming "Inside Stonewall!" documentary!  The riveting and revealing film has in-person interviews with Stonewall veterans Willson Henderson, Tony Viera, Bert Coffman, Leigh McManus, David C. Scott, Rusty Rose and others!  In addition, the first time in a half-century: interviews with three of the original New York Cirty Police Department officers who were there that first night of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion!  It'll be their first interview for television and with incredibly revealing Stonewall Uprising 411 via the NYCPD!  Code: 1041.


Thursday, June 27th, 2019 -- 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the GAY DATE of the 1969 STONEWALL REBELLION for GAY RESPECT and GAY RIGHTS


Wednesday, June 26 -- BIRTHDAY GREETINGS to STONEWALL CLUB BOUNCER DOORMAN and S/W VET SONNY CARSON in MINNESOTA


Tuesday, June 25 -- REMEMBERING the GREATEST ENTERTAINER: MICHAEL JACKSION (1958-2009)


Sunday, June 23 -- STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE in the N.Y.D.N.

The "SVA's 50th Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion + Testimonials" were reported on in many of the media as they virtually all attended including, but not limited to, The New York Times, the New York Post, Long Island NewsdayTime MagazineReuters News Service and National Public Radio in addition to many foreign publications, television news shows and radio stations!  Here's the article "Stonewall Veterans Reflect on 50 Year Anniversary" published in the New York Daily News.  The SVA's traditional entertainer Sandy Rapp and two of the Stonewall veterans Anthony Coron and Bert Coffman are featured in the interviews and with a colorful close-up photo of each!  "Singer-guitarist Sandy Rapp cheered the progress of the last half-century while offering a call for vigilance going forward."  Bert remarked that as a Stonewall vet, he "...wants the older people to remember pivotol "Stonewall" and the younger ones to learn about it"!
www.NYDailyNews.com/New-York/NY-Stonewall-Club-Anniversary-20190622-story.html





Saturday, June 22, 2019 -- "SVA's 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCE & STONEWALL VETERANS REUNION + 'S/W' TESTIMONIALS"



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The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A."), since the Summer of 1969, sponsors, produces and presents the milestone, informative, unique, interesting, rare and fascinating "SVA's 50th Annual Conference and Symposium & Stonewall Veterans Reunion + Testimonials".....  Many surviving veterans of the New York City police raids on the Gay STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club and the five-night 1969 Stonewall Uprising attend -- "come home" -- and participate from all across America from California to Maine and from Washington to Florida namely:  Willson L. Henderson (NY + LI), Brooke Lynn (NJ), R. Bert Coffman (NY), Molly B. Aitken (MA), Jeremiah Jay Newton (NY), Patti Rae Stone (FL), Ramon F. Bellido (NY), Jitters M. Greenfield (NJ), Rusty B. Rose (NY), Michael I. Swerdlow  (MX), Joni C. 'JC' Sobel (NY), Anthony 'A.C.' Coron (LI), Davey L. Leong (NY),.....  Special "50th Anniversary Memorial Tribute" to the ultimate Gay icon: 'Saint' Judy Garland (1922-1969), international entertainer, award-winning actress, legendary dancer and iconic singer.....  New York City Public Officials including U.S. congressmembers such as Yvette D. ClarkeNYC borough presidents such as Gale A. Brewer, NY state senators such as Dyane J. Savino, NYS assemblymembers such as Nicole C. Malliotakis, and NYC councilmembers Carlina J. Rivera, among others, are confirmed guest speakers.....  SVA's divine venue for "STONEWALL-50" is the landmark St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church ("SJELC") on Gay-legendary Christopher Street just off Seventh Avenue South in historic Greenwich Village, Manhattan, N.Y.  The SJELC's welcoming pastor Rev. Mark E. Erson delivers the yearly "S.V.A. Invocation".....  Film sequences from the powerful, accurate, exciting and timely movie "STONEWALL!" by the acclaimed, openly-Gay movie director Roland Emmerich will be shown.  The SVA's director Willson was the exclusive 'Stonewall' consultant on the film.....  SVA's 'live' entertainment tradition continues with popular Stonewall Era folk singer Sandy Rapp performing three songs including her iconic "The Rainbow And The Flag" and her ironic "Everybody Was At Stonewall".....  Music from the original STONEWALL Club jukebox via the SVA's entertaining compact disc (C/D) collection:  "Songs of the Original STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club Jukebox" (1966-1969)" highlighting Gay-popular hit songs from Diana Ross & The Supremes, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Mary Weiss & The Shangri-Las, The Temptations, Shirley Bassey, Len 'Dovell' Barry, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Spiral Starecase, The Fifth Dimension, Michael Jax & The Jackson 5 and Miss Connie Francis, et al.  Just like in the Gay bar and club jukeboxes in the 1960s and into the 1970s, the night's finale song is Connie's symbolic Gay anthem "Where The Boys Are"!.....  The SVA's "The Spirit of Stonewall Award" is proudly presented to the most out-standing and helpful person on behalf of the legendary S.V.A. (there are several worthwhile nominees).....  The S.V.A. spits out the notorious "Hater-of-the-Year Diss-ward" to the most hateful G.L.B.T. business or group (there are many haters, e.g., G.C.N., S.D.C., L.I.D.).....  Special voting: Which non-profit G.L.B.T. organization shall be the beneficiary of inheriting the classic and historic 1969 convertible a.k.a. the "Stonewall Car"?!.....  Many media communication (television, radio and press) companies have confirmed their attendance, including but surely not limited to CBS-TV, the New York Times (NYX), Time Magazine, New York-1 TV News, the N.Y. Daily News, Reuters News Service, ABC-TV, the N.Y. Post.....  SVA's conference, reunion and testimonials ignite the celebratory "Ten Days of Gay Pride" on Saturday, June 22nd @ 3:15 p.m. and it shindigs until 6 p.m. or so!  

Special V-O-T-E for Members and Supporters re: S.V.A. decision on "Stonewall Sunday", June 30th, whether to participate in:  "Plan A" - the Heritage of Pride-produced NYC Pride Parade @ 12 noon; "Plan B" (the Reclaim G.L.B.T. Pride Coalition's "Spirit of Stonewall 50 / Liberation March" @ 10 a.m.; or "Plan C" (the SVA's Celebratory Cuisine + Cocktails Commemoration at a Greenwich Village indoor/outdoor restaurant @ 2 p.m.?  Eligible voters will receive a 'voting card' upon signing-in at the conference!

Format:  This year's conference will be interactive with audience for verbal exchanges and responses!
Attire:  Casual; however, wear a rainbow color(s) and, preferably, no sneakers!  Event will be filmed!

Voting Results for "Stonewall Sunday":  S.V.A. members voted!  "Plan B" (the Reclaim Pride march) beat "Plan A" (the H.O.S. parade) by a whopping 2 to 1!  But, "Plan C" (4/C: celebratory cuisine + cocktails commemoration) beat "Plan B" by more than 50%.

Heritage-of-Shame Award:  There was a unanimous agreement from the voting membership and supporters at the popularly attended conference to vomit this diss-award to four G.L.B.T. groups, all of which are known year-round for cowardly and falsely attacking the alleged 'heros' of the G.L.B.T. community and, all of which, disenguinely did not have one member attend this ultimate WorldGayPride event!  The hateful G.L.B.T. groups shamefully include:
1)  Heritage of Pride, Inc. aka Heritage of Shame with appoximate $5,000,000 and $0 for S.V.A.
2)  Stonewall Democratic Club aka 'Stonewalling Democrat Clan', defamers of Stonewall veterans

3) Log Cabin Club Republicans, with zero connection to their Gay history via Stonewall veterans 
4)  Lambda 'Independent' Democrats aka 'Flipped their LID', exclusionary of the GLBT heroes

For much more STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association 411, see:
 www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm.







Thursday, June 20 -- NYS GOVERNOR CUOMO to PRESENT PROCLAMATION to S.V.A.

Whether the Stonewall 50 'Proclamation' is presented -- hopefully -- by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo himself, a longtime supporter of the legendary non-profit STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, we don't know at this moment.  If the governor and First Lady Sandra Lee were to go out-of-town after the yuuge, successful legislative session that just ended very late last night, it would be understandable and deserved!  In the alternative, the governor always sends a prominent, highly placed, openly-Gay staff member such as David Alden Turley or Alphonso 'Alfie' David.  Conference starts on Saturday @ 3:15 p.m. on Christiopher Street -- a block up from the WorldGayPride display office of Governor Cuomo!







Wednesday, June 19 -- UPCOMING "STONEWALL 50" DOCUMENTARY

The "STONEWALL Newzletta" is not going to provide much info about this now completed, unquestionbaly interesting and really revealing documentary about the Stonewall Era, the STONEWALL Club, the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, the NYCPD Stonewall Cops, the 1969 "Stonewall Car", the "Songs of The STONEWALL Club Jukebox", the STONEWALL Veterans Association and several Stonewall veterans including Willson HendersonBerti CoffmanRusty Rose, Tony Viera, David C. Scott, et al. -- then and now!  Reportedly, one unearthed photograph from the Summer of 1969 shows two NYCPD uniformed police officers bookending a certain well-known S.V.A. Stonewall vet!  Shhhh!  What will SDC Dems and LID Dems and the other revisionists and haters and liars say then?  Negotiations are underway for the documentary to be sold and for it to appear on network television!  All three documentary producers will be speaking and taking questions and giving awesome answers at the SVA's "Stonewall Rebellion Veterans Association 50th Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion" on June 22nd!     
 







Tuesday, June 18 --  "STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION DAY" in BROOKLYN, NYC









Tuesday, June 18 -- "UNCLE JOE" BIDEN STOPS in at THE GAY TOURIST TRAP STONEWALL CLUB

The packed -- thanks only to the 'heroic' Stonewall veterans (not the current heterosexual owners such as Anthony DeCico and Bill Morgan who pretend it's Gay-owned) -- cash cow Stonewall Club (nobody called it an "inn") was visited by the current top Democrat candidate for president Joe Biden!  Wow!  There's no way that the patrons of the original Stonewall Club would have dreamed that, while we were dancing to "Nothing But A Heartache Every Day" by The Flirtations, that a half-century later a presidential candidate would appear!  Unthinkable!  Did Mr. Biden expect to find any Stonewall vets there?  Well, he didn't!  Surely not federal felon Fred "Tree" Folkonovski or "The Dirty Bird" (Marc Seagul).  If Mr. Biden doubtfully wants "S/W Vetz", his thinking-they're-clever 'handlers' should have him pop up at the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's conference and reunion (see above) on the 22nd of June!   









Monday, June 17 -- SVA's ATTORNEY REACHES the GAYRAGPAPER's CO-OWNER JOSHUA SCHLEPS

Fresh from his extended Father's Day weekend with his politically-active wife and two very young children, S.V.A. attorney Jared M. Rich caught the NYC Gayragpaper's (allegedly) heterosexual co-owner Joshua Schneps.  Incredibly, the latter asked the former, "Why are you calling me"!  Duh!  Because of the libel, defamation, character assassination, sleaze, lies, misrepresentation, lies, slime, lies and scum by the poison pen Druncan Ozburn that you maliciously published in your ragpaper and posted on the internet with the intent of causing harm against the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association and its industrious director Willson Henderson!  That's several of the reasons 'why'!  Mr. Rich informed Mr. Schneps that, for starters, his client S.V.A. wants the 'slander sheets' from 2019 -- and 2015 -- taken down!  Even an imbecile would knoiw that attacking the Stonewall veterans during Gay Pride Month -- especially "Stonewall 50" -- is really low for Schneps Media, although obviously not too low for lowlife  Druncan Ozburn!  FYI, the other co-owner is Josh's mama Vicky Sue Schneps.  The SVA's Willson remarked that for every photo she has posted on their website with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, I have ten.  We'll present them in the court case!"  This matter is not going away!   







Friday, June 14 -- FROM STONEWALL to SYNAGOGUE:  S.V.A. DOES SHABATT

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association was the esteemed guest of the Reform Temple of Forest Hills ("RTFH") .  The RTFH held a special "G.L.B.T. Pride Shabbath" for its Friday evening services.  The keynote "Stonewall 50" speaker was Willson Henderson, founder of the S.V.A., covered everything from"A" (Abzug the congresswoman) to "Z" (Zombrowski a deceased S/W vet).  Program began at 8 p.m.    







Tuesday, June 11 -- STONEWALL VETERANS FILM INTERVIEWS for PROMINENT ADVERTISING AGENCY 

Actual former patrons and Stonewall 'veterans' discuss many topics in film, as only Stonewall veteans can, such as the Stonewall Era (1966 to 1969), the original STONEWALL Club (not the heterosexually-owned facsimile that's there now), Gay icon Judy Garland's funeral on June 27th, 1969 (the day of the Stonewall Uprising), the police-confiscated 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car", and the wonderful "Songs of The Stonewall Jukebox"!  Stonewall veteran participants include Willson Henderson, Bert Coffman, Leigh McManus and Joni Sobel.  This outing will be a special 'S/W-50' short film entitled "Stonewall Lives!".




 

Monday, June 10 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY:  BILL MIRANDA SALZMAN of BROOKLYN







Sunday, June 9 -- STONEWALL REBELLION VETERANS ASSOCIATION RECEIVES PRESTIGEOUS G.L.B.T. PRIDE AWARD (T.B.A.)






Sunday, June 9 -- INTERVIEW with STONEWALL VET MOLLY AITKEN in NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

"Miss Molly" (as we call her) Bennett Aitkenwas interviewd about the upcoming S.V.A. reunion of Stonewall Rebellion veterans on June 22nd!  Molly was there the first night, June 27th, 1969 of the Stonewall Uprising -- the day of the funeral of international Gay icon Judy Garland.  Molly and several Gay women friends were also at the funeral of Judy, as were The Kennedys.  Molly was a longtime friend of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.  In fact, Molly and friends had the third Cadillac on that long Christopher Street block that night; they had her silver Fleetwood Brougham.  One of the Mafia owners of The STONEWALL Club had the second Cadillac, a black Sedan DeVille.  Willson Henderson had the main Cadillac, the one that the undercover cops drove away, a blue DeVille convertible.  The NYDN author Muri Arrancao reported that Molly is a charter member of the executive committee of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association.  Way to go, Miss Molly!    www.NYDailyNews.com/News/NY-Stonewall-Rebellion-Anniversary-older-younger-generations-lgbtq.html







Saturday, June 8 -- S.V.A. SOCIAL COMMITTEE SUPPER MEETING @ CASTLE RESTAURANT @ 4 p.m.







Tuesday, June 6 -- CONTRIVED 'APOLOGY' GIVEN by NYCPD POLICE COMMISSIONER

The official New York City Police Department 'apology' was publicly stated a quarter-of-a-century ago by then NYCPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton under Mayor Rudy Giuliani.  The mayor was/is an ardent appreciator of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association.  In fact, Mayor Rudy marched with the S.V.A. and the 1969 "Stonewall Car" in several NYC Gay Pride parades under the watchful eyes of Commish Bratton.  S.V.A. members discussesd the appropriateness of a police deparment apology coordinated with "Stonewall-25".  For "Stonewall 35", there was a truly histoiric rendezvous between the "Stonewall Copz" and the "Stonewall Vets"!  It was covered by CBS-TV, the New York Times and NPR Radio among other media.  The Sixth Precinct Retirees president Frank Toscano and other officers such as Richie Ornstein and Vinnie Manacuso, issued a formal apology to the Stonewall veterans on behalf of NYCPD patrolmen!  Fastforward many years, today's old news was set up by Gay Officers' Action League ("GOAL") at their Gay Pride event at Police Plaza -- ignorantly void of any G.L.B.T. Stonewall veterans!  Local characters like self-serving and disrespectful Councilboy 'Horey Johnsin' would not know the real Gay history as he was likely still wetting his bed, lived far away in another state, and obviously he does not read recent G.L.B.T. history, that is, since Stonewall!  Besides, if current Cop Commish James O'Neill was sincere and not used by GOAL, he would have stated such remarks as a 'renewal' (not new) and presented them at an event to the veterans of The Stonewall Rebellion -- the people who actually deserved the apology -- not "stealing Stonewall" politicians and attempting to "steal Stonewall" Gay groups like S.D.C. and L.I.D.  So, 'apologizing' again and again and again at calculated moments is not only repetitive but for people of a certain age (over 40) it's borrrring!  It's like saying "Merry Christmas" in summertime; it has no meaning!







Wednesday, June 5 -- S.V.A. SPONSOR PARTY:  THE VON PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY

The Von Agency, headed up by Leticia Remauro and George Remauro, holds their new office-warming party!  The full-service public relations firm is well-known in NYC.  Co-owner Leticia is regularly seen as a political consultant on New York-1 TV's "Inside City Politics" show.  The S.V.A. is represented today by director Willson Henderson and assistant-to-the-director Baron Morris, Jr.  Local public officials are expected.  The festivities begin on Beach Street in Staten Island, NY @ 6 p.m.  www.TheVonAgency.com.








Monday, June 3 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY:  MICHAEL IRA SWERDLOW of LONG ISLAND






Saturday, June 1, 2019 -- BEGINNING of GAY PRIDE MONTH -- STONEWALL-50!




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Monday, May 27 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY: JONI C. SOBEL of MANHATTAN







Monday, May 27 -- U.S.A. MEMORIAL DAY (Holiday)





Saturday, May 25 -- STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MEETING at MANHATTAN L.G.B.T. CENTRE



This Memorial Day Weekend, as the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association plans ahead for the half-century celebration of the 1969 NYC Stonewall Rebellion and the half-century anniversary of the S.V.A., we also remember the Stonewall veterans who the G.L.B.T. community has lost!  The list is long and includes Emile A. Griffith, Jr. (dementia from boxing career), Aubrey Drummond (AIDS), Storme DeLarverie (old age at 93), Terri Van Dyke (AIDS), Sonia Jane Attkiss (car accident), Eddie H. Wright, Jr. (AIDS), Dave F. West (bladder cancer), Stanley M. Dunne (AIDS), Electra J. O'Mara (pancreatic cancer), Steven M. Konigsberg (AIDS), Glenn La Russo (liver cancer), Leroi N. Carr (AIDS), and David R. Ali (motorcycle crash)!  Many more were mostly victims of the deadly AIDS War, particularly during all of the 1980s and the 1990s!  Never forget that the tremendous loss changed the face of the G.L.B.T. community today!

S.V.A. director Willson L. Henderson chairs -- tables and lamps -- the guaranteed to be participatory, informative and exciting meeting!  Several Stonewall vets have confirmed their presence including:  Berti Coffman, Rusty Rose, Tony Viera, Ramon Bellido, Joni Sobel, Davey Leong and Jitters Greenfield.  
Special guest speaker is Countess Cindy Chan, president of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York.  Today's main topic:  Comprehensive discussions and planning for the "SVA's 50th Annual Conference & Stonewall Reunion" including advertising, emailing lists, invitations, set-ups, mailings and foods.  Topic two: Voting regarding the parade, the march, or neither!  There are three categories of S.V.A. voters: 1) "S/W Vets" Stonewall Club police raids and rebellion veterans, 2) non-vet general members in good standing, and 3) S.V.A. sponsors.  Pertaining to "Stonewall Sunday" on June 30th, they vote today choosing: Plan "A" - Heritage of Pride-produced "G.L.B.T. Mini-Parade from Nowhere {East 29 St.} to Nowhere {West 24 St.})"; Plan "B" - Reclaim L.G.B.T. Pride's "Spirit of Stonewall-50 March"; or Plan "C" - "SVA's Celebratory Cuisine & Cocktails Commemoration" ("4-C") at an outdoor/indoor restaurant, appropriately, in Greenwich Village!  The choice is which "S/W-50" event should the S.V.A. activate on Stonewall Sunday on the last day in June?!  Whichever plan, it shall feature the renowned blue 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car", iconically a rolling symbol of timeless Gay Pride!  Key topic three: nominations for S.V.A. president; note: WLH is the director, not the president.  Main topic 4: Since the current beneficiary group has been deemed unsupportive, ineligible and unworthy, submitting nominees for a new G.L.B.T. organization to be the recipient of said famous, classic and valuable vehicle!  

Topic '86':  In the bottom-of-the-toilet department, 'Druncan Ozburn' has struck again!  Like a vicious cancer that was treated (in this case by court decision), you expect it has been cured, yet it flares up again.  SVA-ers and their Brooklyn-bred, pro-active attorney will give a presentation about the latest attacks by cowardly Druncan.  The SVA's lawyer has analyzed the gross misrepresentations and false statements against the S.V.A. and its director recklessly published by Schneps Communications, Inc. aka Schleps Media in their Orwellian-truth and ethically-deprived Gay City News!  The voting membership decides which legal action against the libelous, defamatory, slanderous and character assassination GayRagPaper additionally known as 'Gay Sh*tty News' as evidenced by the sleaze, slime and scum vomitted out by its dubious poison pen Duncan Osborne!  The SVA's public relationist Kelsie J. Jones delivers all of the dubious Druncan dirt and how to bury it!  


SVA's general manager AnDre Christie greets folks at the door and collects dues and donations, similiar to the doorman Blond Frankie at the original STONEWALL Club!  Remember him?  We got him!  Comfort foods like hot, organic, gormet Neopolitan pizza are provided complementary 
to S.V.A. members.  Attendees bring their own favorite or zesty beverages.  Meeting and commemoration begin at the Manhattan LGBT Centre @ 3:15 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Post-Event Updates:  Because of the prepondence and immediacy of "STONEWALL-50" matters and events, especially the ultimate "S.V.A. 50th Conference & S/W Reunion", the meeting was pre-scheduled for an additonal hour.  The membership and supporters deciding on launching legal actions against the trash-pedling Schleps Media and unflushed toilet-mouth Druncan Ozburn was unanimous and took less than two minutes!  While the get2gether was well-attended, including six media persons, besides on a major holiday weekend, several S/W vets were out-of-town visiting relatives or absent due to sudden health issues.  Therefore, voting for SVA's "Stonewall Sunday" (June 30) event choosing Plan "A", "B" or "C" (see above) was, despite some objections, postponed via an order by S.V.A. director Willson until the SVA's conference on June 22 to make a decision!        






Thursday, May 23 -- 'STONEWALLING' DEMOCRAT CLUB SHAMEFULLY 'HONORS' the NYC GAYRAPAPER

As the SVA's namesake 'Stonewall' Democratic Club ("SDC") also known as 'Stonewalling' Democrat Club knows full well, the STONEWALL Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") had to sue the NYC Gayragpaper in civil court for libel, defamation, slander, etc.  The Gayragpaper attacked the alleged heroes of the G.L.B.T. community!  So, what does the SDC do?  They 'honor' the Gayragpaper!  The two thoughts do not gell!  After many scattered days of trial, with eyewitnesses of the historic rebellion in 1969 and the sleaze now, the judge, the jury of peers and the judge concluded that the Stonewall veterans of the S.V.A. are analogous to the Suffragets and the SVA's founder and director Willson Henderson is the 'Gay Rosa Parks' -- "Mr. Henderson has successfully fought for Gay rights.... and Mr. Henderson continues to do so"!  What part of the clear decision does the S.D.C. not understand?
 





Thursday, May 23 -- STONEWALL VETERANS to SUE the NYC GAY CITY NEWS aka the "GAYRAGPAPER"

The legendary National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A."), since 1969, has filed its legal intention to $ue, in the Civil Court of New York, the pending defendant Schneps Communications aka Schleps Media doing business as Gay City News aka the "Gayragpaper" for slander, character assassination, defamation, harm to organizational business, and libel as a result of their publications of two grossly misrepresenting and virtually false articles by the repeat offender Duncan T. Osborne, nasty elder age 62, aka 'Druncan Turd Ozburn'!  The SVA's attorney had warned them to attempt to correct the matters; however, even after co-owner Joshua Schneps recently received an in-person visit by the SVA's attorney Jared M. Rich, Esq., the Schleps publishers have failed to act to remedy by removing said false articles and personal attacks with the intent to collectively harm the non-profit S.V.A. organization and individually malign its elected director Willson L. Henderson.  The civil complaint, currently being prepared, may be revised to add a particular  G.L.B.T organization which plaintiff, upon information and belief, believes to be clearly complicit by publicly promoting, encouraging, and praising the defendant(s). 





Wednesday, May 22 -- "STONEWALLING" DEMOCRAT CLUB 'HONORS' (HA-HA) the "GAYRAGPAPER"!?

A-l-e-r-t!  This is not a joke!  Contrary to working with the STONEWALL Veterans' Association, as they did for a few decades, the 'Stonewall' Democratic Club (S.D.C.) aka "'Stonewalling' Democrat Club" has inexplicably (beyond jealousy and hate) been slandering the G.L.B.T. community's Stonewall veterans for the past few years.  That's "Pride"?  No, it's the polar opposite of "Stonewall"!  The S.V.A. is not going to play "Mr. Clean" any further with mud-throwers and back-stabbbers!  They've squandered occasions to discuss and resolve.  S.D.C. is known for trying to confuse folks with the "Stonewall" namesake as many public officials and others have conveyed.  They even place a movie set photo (not the real thing) of the Stonewall Club on their website pretending to be actual Stonewall-related!  What could S.D.C. possibly say about the Stonewall veterans to new people who come to the S.D.C.?  Whatever it is, it's not nice -- nor true!  Notwithstanding, the S.D.C. has now gone way too far in their diss-respect by 'honoring' the NYC Gayragpaper!  No one could honestly 'honor' the Gayragpaper!  Who's next, old hate-monger Ruben Diaz?  Maybe S.D.C. was paid?  The Gayragpaper's recent issue, on the eve of "Stonewall 50", attacked, libeled, defamed and was malicious in their misrepresenting the non-prodit S.V.A. organization and its members and character assassinating its renowned director Willson Henderson, also the owner of a business!  Sadly, the skewed Gayragpaper is the only G.L.B.T. so-called newspaper in 8-million-plus NYC!  The S.D.C. commited this shameful sham act even after the S.V.A. announced via email its intent to sue the 'Gay rag' for libel, defamation and slander.  As the S.D.C. knows, that's deja vu!  The last time the S.V.A. sued the Gayragpaper, under different but similarly damaging and hateful ownership, the Civil Court of NY declared the SVA-ers analogous to The Suffragets.  SVA's director Willson Henderson was declared the "Gay Rosa Parks"!  FYI, the S.D.C. was supportive of the SVA's outrage then.  Want a copy of the landmark 7-page decision?  Send ten dollars and a self-addressed and stamped envelope to the S.V.A.





Tuesday, May 21 -- NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO HOSTS G.L.B.T. "S/W-50" COCKTAIL PARTY

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo hosts his annual "G.L.B.T. Pride Cocktail Party" today!  Representing the STONEWALL Veterans Association is its director Willson Henderson, general manager AnDre Christie, Stonewall veterans Leigh McManus and Berti Coffman plus Steven Gradman and Mary Palavi from PRIDE Democrats of NYC.  The party is at the openly-Gay lounge and bar Industry at 355 West 52 Street off Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen, NYC.  Event toasts @ 6 p.m.   





Monday, May 20 -- LEGENDARY STONEWALL JUKEBOX SONGSTRESS BIRTHDAY:  CHER SARKISIAN





Sunday, May 19 -- STONEWALL VETS' ASSN.'s 16th ANNUAL STREETFAIR in GREENWICH VILLAGE

The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association holds its "SVA's 16th Annual NYC Stonewall Streetfair"!  Come meet and greet several legendary veterans of the historic Stonewall Rebellion!  After all, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the uprising and, naturally, the S.V.A., so many in Manhattan are full of so much... Pride!  Another rare feature of only this streetfair is that on display for the public's information and interest will be the famous blue 1969 convertible "Stonewall Car", illegally 'impounded' by the NYCPD at the 1969 uprising!  One of the unique items for sale at omly the S.V.A. streetfair is the "Songs of The Stonewall Jukebox" compact disc!  Streetfair is produced by Mardi Gras Productions.  The SVA's streetfair venue is on University Place between East 14th Street and Waverly Place in Greenwich Village, NYC.  Subways are the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q and R to the Union Square station.  Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Visit: www.StonewallVets.org/StonewallStreetfair.htm.






Sunday, May 19 --
NEW YORK CITY A.I.D.S. WALK @ 9 a.m.





Thursday, May 16 -- NYC GAY PRIDE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
: 50 YEARS (1969 to 2019)

The highly-praised "New York City Gay Pride Parades Photographs" of Suzanne Poli are timely on display for "STONEWALL-50"!  Suzanne has been dilligently photographing the parade for an incredible 50 years from the bird's eye view  of her apartment's fire escape on Christopher Street!  Look for a photo(s) of the renowned blue 1969 convertible a.k.a. the "Stonewall Car"!  Time: 6 p.m.  The Norwood Gallery is located at 241 West 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Manhattan, NYC.  





Wednesday, May 15 -- LEGAL POW-WOW: S.V.A. and ITS ATTORNEY re: NYC GAYRAGPAPER

The SVA's legal counsel and recent NYC public advocate candidate Jared M. Rich, Esq., met with S.V.A. representatives at his scenic law office opposite Brooklyn Borough Hall today.  The topic is the Schneps Communications publishing an obviously libelous article by the infamous, so-called writer Druncan Ozburn aka Duncan Osborne.  SVA's attorney Mr. Rich is fully aware of the sordid history, the prior legal case (which the S.V.A. and its director were clearly victorious) and the current bogus and defamatory slander sheet in the NYC Gayragpaper aka Gay City News.  Attending for the S.V.A. was director Willson Henderson, board member Ramon Bellido, general manager AnDre Christie and treasurer Mendy Seltza.  After the productive and informative meeting and before out to a Brooklyn promenade restaurant supper, the contingency took a 'field trip' in walking distance to the one-room, tele-marketing style office of the Gayragpaper publishers Schneps!






Tuesday, May 14 -- SVA's DIRECTOR WILLSON HENDERSON INTERVIEWS with MAJOR NYC NEWSPAPER

The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association regarding its elected director Willson L. Henderson's newest interview provides Clue #1 that it is a major publication and factual newspaper, thus, it is not Schneps Media and their NYC Gayragpaper!  Among the timely topics covered for this "STONEWALL-50" story are the following:  1) Gross diss-respect and ingratitude of the Heritage of Pride, Inc. (heavy on the incorporated) a.k.a. 'Heritage of Shame' in not naming the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association as the grand marshal of that parade (they would maybe name Grandma-the-Clown as head of the St. Patrick's Day Parade); 2) the ultimate Gay rip-off "The Stonewall Inn" (formerly The Bagel Nosh, Christopher Street Dry Cleaning and Leatherosa {clothing store} now a.k.a. The Gay Cash Cow and virtually owned by heterosexuals with a liddle percentage to two 'investment owner' Gay tokens and selfishly gives zilch to the S.V.A., greedily keeping all the ca$h for them$elves; 3) the Manhattan LGBT Centre shamefully charging the Stonewall veterans to meet there monthly, flying in the face of "R-e-s-p-e-c-t" besides zillion-dollar Google & Company forking over $1,000,000 to 'The Centre' for "Stonewall stories" and preserving the legacy of Stonewall -- the recipient should have at least been in part to the non-profit S.V.A. which posseses the Stonewall legacy, the Stonewall veterans and the Stonewall car; and 4) what legal proceedings and other actions the S.V.A. will be exercising against the NYC Gayragpaper (last time they were sued by Willson and the S.V.A., the NYC Civil Court declared the SVA-ers as analogous to The Suffragets and WLH as the 'Gay Rosa Parks' - who won that lawsuit?!).  Notice how #1 to #3 is all about money! Money! MONEY! for them!  Look for the informative, accurate and food-for-thought major newspaper article to be published this week! 
  







Monday, May 13 -- ANOTHER S.V.A. OFFICIAL REACTS to NYC GAYRAGPAPER's PUBLISHED LIBEL

Is the jaded New York City G.L.B.T. community tone deaf, asks actual Stonewall veteran Mary Twist?  Upon information and belief, Duncan T. Osborne was or is a member of the NAMbLA!  Besides the information that has been gathered and continues to be investigated, NAMbLA's headquarters was or is in Massachusetts.  And guess where also know as Druncan Ozburn is from?  No, not New York!  He's from... Massachusetts.  Coincidence?  Maybe not.  No wonder dubious Druncan knows so much about witch-hunts!  Just like the evil witches attack at Christmastime, Druncan attacks at Gay Pridetime.  Wake up everybody and smell nthe schmear!  Druncan desperately conspires to make the S.V.A. 'controversial'.  Hello, the entire G.L.B.T. community is controversial!  Learn more about the controversial Gay organization NAMbLA at:  www.NAMbLA.org.






Saturday, May 11 -- CONCERT: "LEADING LADIES of MOTOWN" STARRING MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS and BRENDA HOLLOWAY and MARY WILSON of THE SUPREMES at the ST. GEORGE THEATRE in STATEN ISLAND

The "Leading Ladies of Motown" starring the legendary Martha Reeves & The Vandellas and Mary Wilson of The Supremes is an exciting and unique double-header concert!!  Many great songs of the original Stonewall Club jukebox will be performed.  The hits surely will include:  "You Can't Hurry Love" (MW), "Jimmy Mack" (MRV), "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (MW), "My Baby Loves Me" (MRV), "Reflections" (MW), "Honey Chile" (MRV) and "Someday We'll Be Together" (MW)!  The S.V.A. has an attending contingency including Willson L. HendersonAnDre M. Christie and Baron Morris, Jr. with their supreme guests NYS Senator Dyane J. Savino, NYS Assemblywoman Nicole C. Malliotakis and Staten Island borough president candidate Leticia M. Remauro and her stunning daughter Jennifer in the special "presidential pit" right in front of the stage!  The concert happens at the historic St. George Theatre in Staten Island @ 8 p.m.  We arrive @ 7 p.m. for excitement, reunions and cocktails!  For more 411, visit:  www.SGTR.org.






Tuesday,  May 7 -- SVA's GENERAL MANAGER REACTS to 'SICKO' DRUNCAN's TRASH

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association and its over 10,000 subscribers and many others are sick of this damn menace Duncan Osborne better known as 'Druncan Ozburn'!  For Stonewall 50, Ozburn attacks the Stonewall Uprising vets!  Who's crazy?  Druncan has been sued for slander and libel before in court by the S.V.A. and the liar still hasn't learned!  Unethical Gay City News aka the GayRagPaper published by Schneps Communications, Inc. is the sole enabler for his sleaze.  Now devious Druncan is trying to cause trouble between S.V.A. and Heritage of Pride parade organizers.  Fortunately, both groups are wise to him and his sleazey tactics.  Fact: HOP presented SVA with a deserved honorarium just ten months ago!  Did you read that in Druncan's lies?  No!  Last year the S.V.A. with the blue 1969 convertible led (along with the march marshals) the New York City GLBT Pride Parade!  Druncan is a nasty, miserable, self-hating gay man full of toxic sh*t!  Regarding Willson Henderson, the only gay leader I've known, besides the late SVAer Storme DeLarverie, I'm not running down any list of accomplishments but WLH, as just one example, takes over a few hundred calls a year for FREE with the welcoming to all and the patience of a saint from school educators, teachers and students as young as ten writing letters, telephoning and emailing about the Stonewall life, Stonewall club and Stonewall uprising events.  If you want to know about 'Stonewall', you don't call the GayRagPaper!  That loser Druncan needs to shut the 'F' up and that slanderous queer ragpaper needs to be sued in f'ing court again and asap!  AnDre M. Christie, S.V.A. General Manager.  www.StonewallVets.org/AnDreChristie.htm






'Monday, Monday', May 6 -- GAYRAGPAPER's DRUNCAN OZBURN IS at IT AGAIN: SLANDER!

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association firmly believes that when you win a game anywhere else, you win!  But not always in the underbelly of the partially jaded NYC Gay diss-community.  Sometimes "You Just Can't Win" (song from "The Wiz").  Or can U?  The S.V.A. thinks so.  Several years ago the S.V.A. and its founder had to sue the Gaypaper's predecessor (same three gay white men key staff) ragpaper LGNY New York.  The court nutshell declared: The Stonewall veterans of the S.V.A. are analogous to The Suffragets and its leader fighting for GLBT rights Willson Henderson is the 'Gay Rosa Parks' and "...he continues to fight for gay rights"!  WLH was not awarded money ionly because he was deemed a "NYC public figure".  Nice compliment but it was news to him.  On the eve of "STONEWALL-50", the demented brain and poison pen of 'Druncan Ozburn' (aka Duncan Osborne) scribbles more of his potentially damaging dribble.  That is self-hating Druncan's intent: to harm!  The legal action will undoubtedly name former defamation defendant and so-called writer 'Druncan Ozburn' aka Duncan Osborne.  Sadly, some in the local gay political clubs are complicit in these smear attacks by their silence!  That's not the "Spirit of Stonewall"!






Tuesday, April 30 -- SVA's WILLSON INTERVIEWED by GAY CITY NEWS re: "S/W-50" GAY PRIDE MARCHES!!

Although it surprised everybody that successful G.L.B.T. activist Willson Henderson ("WLH") agreed to do an 'interview' with Gay City News (GCN), after they contacted him, particularly with the inteviewer being devious Duncan Osborne!  For your information, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association and WLH had to sue the defunct predecessor (same three white gay men key staff) of the GCN known as LGBT New York, previously for slander, defamation and libel by this same writer.  The LGBT ragpaper went out-of-business filing bankruptcies subsequent to the lawsuit's 7-page decision and the backlash against the ragpaper and Duncan Osborne a.k.a. Druncan Ozburn!  Some now think maybe he wants to redeem himself.  The SVA's Willson was contacted by email and then telphone by Duncan.  The topic was stated as the Heritage of Pride thoughtlessly and rudely not selecting the Veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion as thee grand marshall of the "Stonewall 50 March"!  Many SVA-ers who were informed of the planned interview had 'reservations' because the questionable questioner was Duncan.  However, this shows the type of person WLH is: trusting and nice!  Lettuce see if the Duncan can be likewise?  Many stated that they: "Don't trust Druncan"!     






Sunday, April 28 -- REMEMBERING STONEWALL VET DAVID R. ALI, DIED in 1986 MOTORCYCLE CRASH





Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING


The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association members and supporters mark the countdown of exactly two months until the 50th anniversary of the historic 1969 Stonewall Uprising... June 27, 1969!  This S.V.A. gathering focuses on strategizing and planning for "STONEWALL-50"!  Get2gether is hosted by S.V.A. director Willson L. Henderson.  Reports from S.V.A. Executive Committee members (all Stonewall veterans) such as Bert CoffmanRusty B. Rose, A. Tony VieraJoani C. SobelRamon BellidoKeith Lonesome and David Leong.  Documentarians will be present.  So will members of the press including the Associated Press, National Public Radio and Reuters News Service.  "Miss April" guest speaker is:  Kelsie Jones, a prominent, national Transgender all-media investigator.  Like endless other persons in the G.L.B.T. community, she is concerned about the mistreatment of the legendary Stonewall veterans vis-a-vis "Stonewall-50".  KJ: "It's disrespectful that this is an issue.  Worsening the offensiveness is that all of the iconic Stonewall vets are now senior citizens!  That's how the G.L.B.T. community treats its elders?  Sad.  Too many Gay groups for self-promotion are hijacking 'Stonewall' from the Stonewall veterans"!  Today: Stonewall Veterans tell about how they first learned of the original Stonewall Club (nobody called it an "Inn").  Attendees are greeted by the SVA's handsome general manager AnDre M. Christie.  Meeting at the Manhattan LGBT Centre starts promptly @ 3:15 p.m.






Thursday, April 24 -- STONEWALL JUKEBOX STAR BIRTHDAY:  BARBRA STREISAND


Geographically, Barbra 'Birthday Girl' Streisand had the closest proximity to the original STONEWALL Club, not only because of her not-so-far-away Broadway musicals "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" and "Funny Girl", but because Babs used to perform  down-the-block and around-the-corner at The Bon Soir Club.  In the Stonewall Jukebox, there was always a Barbra song whether a ballard like "My Man" or fast like "Don't Rain On My Parade", a custom-fit G.L.B.T. song for Gay Pride parades!





Monday, April 22 -- BROADWAY CARES PRESENTS "33rd ANNUAL EASTER BONNET COMPETITION"

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ("BC/EFA") is known for decades for producing some of the most professional, talented and fascinating shows on- or off-Broadway!  This is the incredible thirty-third incarnation of the awesome "Easter Bonnet Competition" -- a fund-raiser for BC/EFA.  Tom A. Viola is the incredible hands-on/feet-on executive producer!  Once again, the production is held at the legendary Minskoff Theatre at 200 West 45th Street at the famed Shubert Alley in the Times Square area of Manhattan, NY.  Showtime is @ 8 p.m.  For more 411:  www.BroadwayCares.org.





Sunday, April 21 (Easter) -- "MOTOWN 60" TELEVISION SPECIAL STARRING DIANA ROSS

This "Motown 60" television special celebrates the remarkable 60th anniversary of Motown Records founded by the musically and business brilliant Berry Gordy, Jr.  Original legendary Motown singing artists who perform include:  Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Thelma Houston, Boyz-2-Men and Brenda Holloway!  Expect to hear several "Songs of The Stonewall Club Jukebox" (1966-1969) during the height of the Motown Era!  (Willson Henderson, the SVA's music expert, will let you know which songs to be posted here.)  Confirmed hit songs performed by Miss Ross are "Do You Know Where You're Going To" from her movie "Mahogany" and "My Man" from her #1 film "Lady Sings The Blues".  There are 'In Memoriam' tributes to:  Michael Jackson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Levi Stubbs (of The Four Tops), Gladys Horton (of The Marvelettes), Jimmy Ruffin, Barbara Randolph, Shorty Long and Florence Ballard (of The Supremes), plus from The Temptations: Dennis Edwards, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Paul Williams.  Ironically, it was fifty years ago during the Stonewall Era when Diana Ross & The Supremes (Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong) with The Temptations (Dennis, Eddie, Paul, Melvin and Otis) had their second successful national television special "Get It Together (GIT) on Broadway"!  Showtime tonight is @ 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on CBS-TV.  Read more about the show:   www.PRNewswire.com/News/Motown-60-a-Grammy-Celebration-a-Diamond-Jubilee.html

Post-Event Updates -- "Songs of The Original Stonewall Club Jukebox" performed on the show include: "You Can't Hurry Love", "My Guy", "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing", "I Can't Get Next To U" and the 1969 re-released "Dancing In The Street"!





Saturday, April 20 -- FILMING for "STONEWALL-50 DOCUMENTARY: 'AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING'"

The Stonewall veterans scheduled for this "STONEWALL-50 Film" segment, including Willson Henderson, Tony Viera and Leigh McManus, have been notified as to location and time.  One "S/W-Vet" who is so anxious for their close-up is the 1969 "Stonewall Car"!  Theme song by Motown's legendary duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  





Thursday, April 11 -- S.V.A. STONEWALL VETERAN MICHAEL C. FESCO DIES @ 83

Michael C. Fesco, like the very recently passed Ray McCaffrey, was an active member of the S.V.A. Executive Committee.  'Captain' Michael was the creative and energetic person behind the creation of "Sea Tea: New York City's Gay Party Cruise".  He was co-producer of the first 'Black and White' parties, the Flamingo, the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove and many other nightlife ventures.  Michael and his work redefined the way we experience G.L.B.T. nightlife today!  Weather-permitting, he used to ride his bike (wearing a helmet) to S.V.A. monthly meetings.  Sad to report that the G.L.B.T. conmmuity at large and the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, in particular, lost two worthwhile and dedicated "S/W vets" who lived full lives -- Fesco (83) and McCaffrey (87) -- within three days!  And the apathetic Gay community band played on!






Monday, April 8 -- TRANSITION: S.V.A. BOARDMEMBER RAY J. McMCAFFREY DIED at HOME in NJ at 87

Besides being a charter member and boardmember of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association and a longtime official of the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York, Raymond James McCaffrey was also a military veteran of the Korean War!  For more info on "Ray-Jay", visit his webfile at the S.V.A.:  www.StonewallVets.org/RayMcCaffrey.htm.






Friday, April 5 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY: QUEEN ALLYSON ANN ALLANTE





Saturday, March 30 -- MONTHLY MEETING of the STONEWALL VETERANS @ 3:15 p.m.


This is the three-month marker before "STONEWALL-50" with the SVA's conference, the G.L.B.T. festivities involving S.V.A. and the two simultaneous Gay Pride parades/marches in New York City!!  Discussing and planning for those happenings is the main topic for today's meeting.  Some national media "S/W-50" project planners have confirmed.  Commandeering the meeting is the SVA's director Willson Henderson.  Communications with public officials are reported by Bert Coffman.  Updates on the Reclaim New York City G.L.B.T. Pride March are delivered by S.V.A. boardmember Ramon Bellido, who bi-weekly attends their weekly meetings.  Leigh McManus tells one-way conveyances with the main NYC Pubic Library in Manhattan regarding their overtly exclusionary and grossly lacking 'Stonewall' history display.  Rusty Rose updates outreach with other G.L.B.T. organizations including the diss-respectful 'Heritage of Shame'!  Joani C. Sobel reports on the SVA's next streetfair and the SVA-won battle with Community Bored #2.  Stonewall vet David Scott fills us in on the SVA's "S/W-50" committee news.  Members and guests are greeted at the door by the SVA's general manager AnDre M. Christie.  S.V.A. dues and sponsorships are payable by check or money order.  Meeting at the Manhattan LGBT Centre begins sharply @ 3:15 p.m.






Friday, March 29 -- JAMES E. "JED" DAVIS, FORMER NYC COUNCILMAN, TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY

In their new television news series "Only In New York", local tv station PIX-11 presents a documentary on former NYCPD police officer and NYC Councilman James E. (Jed) Davis.  Interviewing Jed's dedicated mother Thelma Davis and his virtually lifelong little brother Geoffrey A. Davis are crucial.  Interviewing Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, also a former NYCPD police officer and Jed friend, makes total sense.  Getting comments from Al 'Sharp-tongue' is a disconnect.  Jed referred to him as "a former hairdresser"!  Jed was a known active and ardent supporter of the STONEWALL Veterans Association.  In fact, he was an honorary member.  Since PIX-11's junior creative producer Heath Benfield failed to contact several key people, we are presuming that the Jed documentary will not be a 'complete' retrospective of Jed's real life.  The project shows signs of straight-washing!  We doubt, in advance, they know his non-family nickname was "Jed".  Nonetheless, the S.V.A. is glad that Jed is getting attention he deserves.  The half-hour show airs on Channel 11 locally in the NY Tri-State area on Friday evening, March 29th @ 10:30 p.m. (EST).
www.KingsCountyPolitics.com/PIX-11-documentary-on-late-City-Council-Member-James-E-Davis-Politics






Thursday, March 28 -- NYC GAYRAGPAPER HAS GALL to HOST GAY "IMAGE" AWARDS

Considering that the New York Gay City News aka Gayragpaper has one of the -- if not thee -- worst 'image' in the G.L.B.T. community and beyond, this hee-haw event is the height of ludicrousness!  Besides their discrimination practices, their radical political ideologies and bankruptcies, the Gayragpaper has been sued -- more than once -- for libel, defamation, slander and deliberate interference with non-profit businesses!  While it's no surprise that the Gay group GOAL's head, a consumed self-promoter, was a willing sucker to this sham, it is surprising that a legitimate business such as T/D Bank would contribute to such a farce.  Their Gay representative Steven Garibell, also known as "Gay Claribell", incredibly stated: "I am so honored to have been part of such an amazing event being with such a talented group of impactful individuals".  Honored?  If Claribell thinks that the Gayragpaper's sham was 'amazing' (ha-ha), he ought to attend the SVA's annual conference!  T/D's Steve G. attends anything and everything with the word "Pride" -- except the originators of the 'Pride', the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  Of course, all of this insultingly flies in the face of the heroic Stonewall veterans who have been maliciously slandered by the duo of lying creeps at the Gayragpaper.  Ironically, the S.V.A. has its account with T/D!  Claribell's disgrace deepens.  Look for the Gayragpaper's bad image to be furthered with another lawsuit for... libel, defamation and slander!  What else?