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Supporters of S.V.A.

National STONEWALL Veterans' Association
2022 S.V.A. Supporters

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Jane Maloney
S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson
(serving two 5-year terms from July 1, 1999 thru June 30, 2009 / re-elected July 1, 2019 to present)
Former S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson (2014-2018)
(elected 2014 as newly-created {5-year} S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson)


Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney:  Keynote Speaker at the
"SVA's 52nd Annual Conference & Stonewall Vets Reunion"

The monumental and memorable event featuring Congresswoman Carolyn and actual veterans of the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion happened at the landmark St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church on famous Christopher Street in Greenwich Village, NYC, on Saturday, June 26th, 1969.


Congresswoman Maloney's Support Letter to the STONEWALL Veterans



Congresswoman Maloney's Annual Letter of Applause to the STONEWALL Veterans

Congresswoman Maloney's Annual Letter of Applause to the STONEWALL Veterans - 2018


Congresswoman Carolina Special Guest of S.V.A. leading New York Pride Parade

U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Jane Maloney will appropriately be, as the S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson, the special guest of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association prominently (and actually) leading the "New York City 49th Annual G.L.B.T. Pride Parade" with the famous and beautiful blue 1969 convertible known as "Stonewall Car" on Sunday, June 24th @ 12 noon!  ASll of the arrangemennmts and accommodations are arranged by the SVA's director Willson Henderson.  You will see the happily-smiling and pinkly-dressed congresswoman on television as the event is televised 'live' statewide by ABC-TV and locally by New York-1 T.V. News.


Congresswoman Carolyn's St. Patrick's Breakfast & Bash - 2018

Manhattan's entire East Side congressmember Carolyn Maloney hosts her 'fun, fun, fun' annual St. Patrick's Week breakfast and bash on Sunday, March 11th from 10 a.m. to high noon!  The S.V.A. is represented by Willson Henderson, Leigh McManus
AnDre ChristieDavid Leong (in the Congresswoman's district), Bert Coffman (from Midtown East, also in CJM's district) and Brooke Lynn (from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, yes, in this congressional district)!  Event flyer is the same as last year - except for the date!  Fave drink: green apple martini!  Get it?  Wear something green!


Cheery and Congressional Birthday Greetings, Queen Carolina! -- February 19


Congresswoman Carolina Maloney's Great Letter to the History-Making Stonewall Veterans

Connect with Congresswoman Carolyn J. Maloney on Social Media!

Representative Carolyn Maloney at FaceBook:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney at Twitter:
Rep. Maloney on Instagram:
Carolyn B. Maloney on You Tube:

SVA's Director Willson Henderson at S.V.A.:

SVA's General Manager AnDre M. Christie at S.V.A.:

Congresswoman Carolyn Keynotes the Stonewall Veterans Conference in New York

As the Honorary Chairperson of the National STONEWALL Veterans Association (S.V.A.), the beloved Congresswoman Carolyn Jane Maloney has the honor, the knowledge and the credentials to be the female keynote speaker of the "SVA's Annual Conference & Stonewall Veterans Reunion + Testimonials".  Event happened on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the Manhattan G.L.B.T. Community Centre in Manhattan, NYC.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's 2017 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's 2017 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast


Congresswoman Carolina Maloney's Historically-Timely Letter to the S.V.A.


Congresswoman Carolina Rounds Up Billionaires for The Pandas!


"Queen Carolina" Visits the S.V.A. Stonewall Veterans

On the occasion of the worldwide release of the new movie "STONEWALL", for which Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was invited to the film premiere and movie party in Hollywood, the Queen visits her loyal yet prominent subjects at the monthly meeting of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association!  For this authentic Stonewall-themed event, the special guest speakers are three of the original New York City Police Department "Stonewall Cops".  The congressmember has always been extra supportive of the NYC police department and the Stonewall vets!  Meeting at the Manhattan GLBT Community Center is @ 4:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Greenwich Village, NY  


Congresswoman "Carolina" Maloney Wishes S.V.A. a Happy 46th Anniversary


Congresswoman Maloney Rallies for Endangered Pandas

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proudly promotes pandas at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Second Inauguration with his welcoming and smiling approval:


Congresswoman Maloney's Annual Letter of Recognition to the S.V.A.



Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proudly holds press conference on occasion of the first time that married Gay couples can file "joint tax returns" with the Internal Revenue Service

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney splendidly handled this significant outdoors press conference lauding the historic Gay rights milestone of married Gay couples being able to finally file federal joint tax returns from any state in America with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").  Imagine, a civil right for a married Gay couple to file taxes together as a couple?  It's true!  The press conference was held appropriately out front of an IRS building at 110 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, NY, on April 14 the day before National Tax Day!  Ironically, it is located in the "theatre district"!  The
STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association was represented by its founder and director Willson Henderson and the SVA's FaceBook administrator Sanjay Petersen, the PRIDE Democrats of NYC by its president Marlon Hunter and first Vice-President Steven Gradman, and the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of New York City by their Vice-Chair Princess Jenni April Egan.  Special guest was openly-Gay and gayly-married Randy Jones from the iconic Gay singing group The Village People!  The fun congresswoman persuaded Randy to sing some lines -- on mic -- of their number one Gay song "Y.M.C.A."!


Congresswoman Maloney Holds Press Conference for Gay Couples Tax Equality in front of IRS Headquarters in New York


Cong. Maloney annual letter to the STONEWALL V.A. and trumpeting
 the two monumental Supreme Court Decisons favoring Gay Marriage



Congressmember Carolyn Maloney's Letter to the S.V.A.
on the Eve of the Organization's 43rd Anniversary 


=Family Transition=

Clifton Carolyn Maloney

 Clifton H.W. Maloney, the renowned husband of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney for over 33 years, died suddenly from a heart attack after mountaineering on Cho-Oyo, the world's sixth-tallest mountain, globally located between Tibet and Nepal in The Himalayas in China on the morning of September 25, 2009.  With handsome, happy and athletic looks that belied his age, "Clif" would have been 72 in less than three weeks on October 15th.  He has been an accomplished mountain climber, hiker and marathon runner.  Besides his incredible Wall Street financial career acclaim, Clif Maloney was known as a wonderful, wise and witty guy.  Several STONEWALL Veterans' Association members had the pleasure of knowing him for years.  Clif was a supportive in all ways husband of his successful wife Carolyn's illustrious career as a former NYC councilmember and a current U.S. congressmember (since 1993).  While they both were on vacations in 1975, he from New York and she from North Carolina, they met in the West Indies in Jamaica and married in New York in 1976.  They still own a house
in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  In addition to his wonderful wife Carolyn, at home, Clif has two lovely daughters Christina (29) and Virginia (22).  Even their daughters have been to S.V.A. events.  Due to the complicated international nature in China, which involved the assistance of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Embassy in China, and the mountaintop location of Mr. Maloney, all arrangements were delayed.  

Congresswoman Carolyn Jane Maloney received mourners for her husband Clifton at their townhouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  The Wednesday, October 7th evening session from 6 to 8 p.m. was attended by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, NYCPD Commissioner Ray W. Kelly, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, NYC judges Lucy Billings, Rick Braun and Kathryn Freed, East Side NYS Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, New York City Councilmembers Gale A. Brewer, Dan Garodnick and Jessica Lappin, community activist Liz V. Abzug, and, representing the S.V.A, Willson L. Henderson and AnDre M. Christie, among many other guests.  A funeral mass for Clifton was at Brick Presbyterian Church at 1140 Park Avenue between East 91st and 92nd Streets in Manhattan, New York.  It was held Friday, October 9th, 2009 @ 11 a.m.


U. S. Congressmember
Carolyn B. Maloney
Veterans' Association
of the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion

I have been so proud for a decade to be the
S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson.

  I truly enjoyed leading the yearly New York Gay Pride Parade with the legendary Stonewall veterans and riding in the beautiful 1969 Stonewall convertible. 

Thank you to all of the S.V.A. members and friends who supported me as the Congressmember for the 14th District in Manhattan and Queens, New York City.



AnDre Carolyn Williamson    

AnDre Christie, Congresswoman Carolyn and Willson Henderson
[Photo by Cong. CBM staffer Brice Peyre]


Congressmember Carolyn Maloney had an extra busy summer with her "Rumors Of Our (Women's) Progress Are Greatly Exaggerated" book tour in between all of the Congressional goings-on (e.g., Wall Street financial bail-outs).  The above casual photo of the Congresswoman (the S.V.A. Honorary Female Chair) with AnDre Christie (the S.V.A. Assistant) and Willson Henderson (the S.V.A. Director) is at one of the book receptions in Manhattan.  Everyone had a wonderful time as is clearly exemplified by this happy photo!

For more 411 on Congresswoman Carolyn's Jamaican-American friend AnDre, see 

For more 411 on Congresswoman Carolina's Irish-American, openly-Gay friend Willson, view:




CBM's Book:  "Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

The eagerly-awaited Carolyn Maloney book about
the women's movement and women in power titled
"Rumors of Our Progress Are Greatly Exaggerated"
is subtitled "Why Life Isn't Getting any Easier for
Women and How You Can Make Real Progress for
Yourself and Other Women".  US Congressmember
Carolyn's main New York book-signing event is on
Monday, May 19th at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on
Fifth Avenue and 46 Street in Midtown Manhattan
from 6 to 8 p.m.  Come greet the Congressmember!
Visit the book:

Rumors Progress book


Members of the S.V.A. have gladly participated in all of the various book forums, 
discussions, receptions and/or signings.  Another book signing in which the S.V.A. 
participated was Monday, September 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corner Bookstore 
on Madison Avenue at East 93 Street in Manhattan.  Monday's October 20th book
event was at 6 p.m. at the prestigeous Cornell Club with Congresswoman CBM!


About The Book "Rumors".... About The Author "Carolina"


filename:  Carolyn_Maloney_Book-Author




2008 - "Let's Twist Again" with Carolyn Checker

CBM & ChubbyChecker

    Congressmember Maloney's 2007 Letter to the S.V.A.

Update:  It has been located from a vaulted file in the Summer of 2012
and it will be eventually posted!


[Cong. CBM annual letter to S.V.A. is long received and n progress to be placed here.]

filename:  Carolyn_Maloney_2007



2007 Movie:  "A Life Interrupted - The Debbie Smith Story" featuring CBM  

New movie "A Life Interrupted" premieres on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime television (Channel 12 in New York).  It is the story of housewife Debbie Smith who was dragged from her own home in Williamsburg, Virginia, brutally attacked and raped in a wooded area of her own backyard.  The film is also the powerful story of Debbie's subsequent turn to activism against rapists and increase the chances of justice for their victims.  Six years after Debbie's devastating experience, her assailant, already in prison on other convicted charges, was identified.  Congressmember Carolyn Maloney proposed the original legislation which would fund evidence-gathering "rape kits" and help put more rapists in jail.  Carolyn ensured that this legislation in the interests of rape victims was passed by Congress.  The legislation is named the Debbie Smith Act of 2003.  President George Bush, Jr., wholeheartedly signed the act into law in 2004.  Debbie Smith became the face of this anti-rapist law.  The movie is also a profile in determination how Debbie survived her ordeal, persevered for the better and accomplished greater goods despite her life being turned upside down.  In the riveting film, Debbie is played by Lea Thompson and Carolyn is portrayed by Lynn Adams.  After the conclusion of the film, both Debbie Smith and Carolyn Maloney personally appear in public service announcements regarding rape victims.  

Congratulations to Congressmember Carolyn for once again making a big and better difference in the well-being of the lives of her constituents and far beyond to all Americans -- females and males.

Carolyn Maloney letter (2006)


[Congressmember Maloney's original 2005 letter was received by the S.V.A. Assistant AnDre Christie; however, when located by him, it will be scanned and placed here!  Even years later, we definitely have it.  Luckily, Carolyn -- who met her New York husband Clifton in Jamaica -- loves the "beautiful and polite" Jamaican-born AnDre!]






2004 -- St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Party

Congresswoman Carolina near TGIF's getting ready for a St. Pat's press conference
[Green photo by Philip Craft]  

   Greenly pictured above are (l-2-r):  (half-Irish from Greenpoint, Brooklyn) Raymond J. McCaffrey, S.V.A. Financial Secretary (back to camera with white hat); (half-Irish-American from Flatbush, Brooklyn) Willson Lee Henderson, S.V.A. Founder and Director; (non-Irish) Millie "Eminem" Margiotta, Front Office Manager of the congressional office (placing big green banner, "St. Patrick's Day Greetings from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney"); the gregarious Congressmember herself (also half-Irish) Carolyn B. Maloney (in green with beautiful green bouquet and pretty green corsage); and (Irish-for-a-Day) Mrs. Juanita "Querida" Reyes, the Congressmember's longtime district manager and scheduler, both in the New York City Council and in the U.S. Congress.  The location is in front of Thank God It's Friday (TGIF)'s on East 42 Street off Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York.  Moments later, the Congressmember held a well-attended St. Patrick's Day pre-Parade "street" press conference at the site pictured.  Carolyn's longtime chief-of-staff, (non-Irish) Minna "Miss Mouse" Elias, is not shown as she was inside the venue rounding up participating public officials for the CBM press conference.  Carolyn's handsome press secretary (half-Irish) Philip Craft was behind the camera.






Congressmember Maloney is honored by Manhattan Democratic Club

Pictured floweringly are Congressmember Carolyn and S.V.A. President Willson 
[Photo by Raymond J. McCaffrey]



2003 - Congressmember Carolyn's Note to the SVA's Willson Henderson

2002 -  Merry Christmas from The Maloneys


filename:  Clifton_Carolyn_Maloney-2002



2002 - Queen of the Pride Parade:  Carolyn Bee Maloney

The S.V.A. leads a Gay Pride Parade with Congressmember Carolyn and the 1969 "Stonewall Car"
[Photo by Willson L. Henderson]


Willson Henderson, Congresswoman Carolyn, SVA's Chaplain
Rev. Magora Kennedy and NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum

[Photo by Rick Rodrigues]



U.S. Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney




Honorary New York City Fire Dep't Fireperson Carolyn Maloney
[Photo by NYFD Firefighter]


U.S. Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney
Note:  Reproduced in lavender from the STONEWALL Newzletta 
"New Millennium Gay Pride Edition" (2000) as this
letter was selected as one of the "SVA's Top 5 Best Letters"






Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney

Carolyn Jane Bosher-Maloney was born on the 19th of February in 1948 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  After meeting her future husband Clifton H. Maloney while they were both on separate vacations in Jamaica, West Indies, Carolyn smartly moved to Manhattan.  Carolyn was  elected to the New York City Council in 1982 and took her seat in 1983.  While in the Council,
she demonstrated political courage (at the time) when she introduced the first measure in New York to legally recognize "domestic partnerships", including those of same-gender, i.e., Gay couples.  Carolyn was the first woman to give birth while serving as a City Councilmember.  The baby (her second child) was named Virginia!

In June of 1999, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney was unanimously elected by the membership of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") to be its next Honorary Female Chairperson.  She succeeded Liz J. Abzug who held the post temporarily for one year after we lost her mother, former Congressmember Bella S. Abzug.  Bella was the S.V.A. Honorary Female Chairperson for  three decades!  Congressmember Carolyn is most honored by that distinction as she greatly admired Bella!  In fact, Carolyn was the only sitting public official invited to speak at the tribute at Bella's memorial services at Riverside Chapel on April 2, 1998.

For 2006, just relating to the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association, Congressmember Carolyn is the featured speaker at the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, hosted by Bella's daughter and S.V.A. Honorary Member Liz Abzug, on Wednesday, February 8th @ 10 a.m.; the keynote speaker at the annual International Gay Business Expo on Saturday, March 25th @ 11 a.m.; and leading the annual New York City Gay Pride Parade with the S.V.A. and the 1969 "Stonewall Car" on Sunday, June 25th @ 12 noon.  In addition, the favorite U.S. Congressmember was the special guest speaker at the monthly S.V.A. meeting last January.  This year Carolyn is also running for re-election to Congress and she deservedly has the full support of all of the members of the S.V.A. of which she is the beloved Honorary Female Chairperson.  

In the Spring of 2008, Congresswoman Carolyn's book, "Rumors Of Our Progress Are Greatly Exaggerated (Why Women's Lives Aren't Getting Much Easier)", about the women's movement and the real and perceived progress of women today and how it can be improved, was released to critical praise.  On May 29th, the Congressmember appeared on popular New York 1 News television to tell about her book in a great interview!  At the end of 2008, disappointingly, the Congressmember decided not to have her annual holiday party.  At the "SVA's 40th Annual Conference & Veterans Reunion" on Gay Pride Weekend in New York City in 2009, surprisingly, the Congressmember was absent although many public officials and the media were present.  (Who gives her this wrong advice?)  Carolyn was missed!  Nor was the Congressmember present at the SVA's "40th Anniversary Party at The Stonewall Club".  (Who gives her this bad advice?)  "Carolina" was missed again!

On the 26th of September in 2009, Carolyn shockingly lost her wonderful husband of 33 years, Clifton H. W. Maloney.  He died suddenly in his sleep, and at peace, after a rugged mountain climbing expedition in The Himalayas in China!  Clif had reached the 27,000 foot peak!  Clif has been a very supportive, creative and loving husband to Carolyn and her careers at the NYC Council and currently in the U.S. Congress and to their two lovely daughters Christina and Virginia.   

 For more biography on Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney:



 15th to 21st August
Primary Election Week


3 November 2020
American Election Day
Cong. C.J. Maloney re-elected 14th time!


30 June 2018
SVA's 49th Annual Conference without Congresswoman Carolyn
NYC 49th Annual Gay Pride Parade w/o Cong. CJM w/ the S/W Vets
Congresswoman Carolyn's Completion as S.V.A. Honorary Chairperson


Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Congressional Primary Election Night Party
at the Congresswoman's Upper East Side Townhouse


   4 November 2014
Election Night Party at The Sheraton Hotel, NYC


   14 April 2014
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's IRS Gay Couples Rights Press Conference


19 January 2012
Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney and S.V.A. Officials at
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "State-of-the-City Address"
at Morris Memorial High School Campus, South Bronx, N.Y.
on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

28 August 2012
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney special guest at New York County
Democratic Committee "Pre-Convention Party" hosted by N.Y.S.
Democratic Chairman Keith L.T. Wright in Chelsea, New York.


4, 5 and 6 September 2012
Congresswoman Carolyn "Carolina" Maloney back in her homestate:
North Carolina -- for the National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC!


4 February 2013
S.V.A. Honorary Male Chairperson Mayor Ed Koch's Funeral Services

at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NY


==2020: 51stAnniversary of N.Y.C. Stonewall Rebellion== 
     [Friday night, 27 June ~through~ Thursday evening, 3 July 1969]      


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