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STONEWALL Veterans' Association

 New York Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans 
Business Expo & Entertainment Festival


The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") had to conduct legal action 
in New York City Commercial Claims Court against the RDP Group for ad monies owing!
The civil court case involved the RDP's long failure to pay advertising costs to the S.V.A.
Many officials of the S.V.A. spoke with various RDP staffers for months on end in an 
attempt to collect the duly owed payments.  The RDP Group was advised that legal action 
would be taken; however, they mistakingly thought that the S.V.A. was bluffing!  It was 
unexpected due to the longtime advertising on the popular S.V.A. website.  But, this expo's 
attendance was clearly slipping year after year.  The S.V.A. had been cautioned about RDP 
due to the many nasty instances of anti-Gay comments and Gay slurs by the hothead owner.  
Nonetheless, this was a new low by the RDP:  screw the legendary -- and non-profit -- 
legendary Stonewall veterans out of money!  

Meanwhile, the non-Gay RDP Group's expo benefitted from attendees, advertisers, publicity 
and sponsors for the non-paid advertising on the S.V.A. website.  It also included thousands 
of mailings and an active link to the RDP/Gay Business Expo website.  Many more details 
and evidence followed in the Court hearing by a NYC judge!

In Court, Round 1, the extremely nervous, leg-shaking defendant, a.k.a. RDP Group owner,
perjured himself with one lie after another.  He even lied about the name of the expo!  Wtf?

Yes, this is the same non-Gay owned and greedily operated expo that two years ago, to
the outrage of visitors, had a disrespectful and gruesome display of 'open' caskets!  Hey,
that's real "Gay" and happy expo and so fun -- especially in the Gay age of AIDS!  You
can imagine how many Gay people never returned just because of that disrespectul stunt!  

Do not participate in the next, if any, RDP expo or to any of their assigns or any future 
purchasers!  There's nothing anymore that is really authentic "G.L.B.T." about it!




NYC Gay Business Expo #17

(Note:  No opening ceremonies again this year!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010 -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 21, 2010 -- 12 noon to 6 p.m.

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association was attempting to negotiate arrangements for the annual S.V.A. presence at the New York City G.L.B.T. Expo and the classic and famous 1969 convertible known as the "Stonewall Car" to be on display to kick-off year of "Stonewall 41" here in our hometown Manhattan where the SVA-ers started it all!  

S.V.A. Executive Committee Decision:  A unanimity of the E/C has decided that for various factors -- notably the advertising fees that the RDP Group benefitted from and owes the S.V.A. -- that the S.V.A. will not participate in 2010 at the NYC Gay Biz Expo and, thus, the "Stonewall Car" will not be on display.  They could care less!  We are providing this notice simply to avoid attendees expecting to meet Stonewall veterans as in years gone by, interviews with SVA-ers or photo ops with the famous "S/W-Car" not to be disappointed.  We suggest you follow suit, show Gay unity and do not partake.      



15th Original New York City G.L.B.T. Business Expo

2008 Gay Business Expo

Saturday, April 5, 2008 -- yes, April!
and.... Sunday, April 6, 2008

For much more Gay Biz Expo event 411




14th Original Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender 
G.L.B.T. Business Expo in New York City

14h Annual Gay Biz Expo

You can print-out this G.L.B.T. Expo ticket for a 33% discount via the S.V.A.

Gay Biz Expo in New York City - 2007
Saturday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
   On display:  Blue 1969 Convertible "Stonewall Car"

14th Annual Gay Biz Expo

Look for the one and only S.V.A.!

  On display:  1969 blue Cadillac convertible "Stonewall Car"

See the 14th Original G.L.B.T. Business Expo ad at:






13th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Business Expo



 The 13th Annual G.L.B.T. Business Expo 
[design by Babsala Lynn] 




12th Annual G.L.B.T. Business Expo 



12th Annual Gay Business Expo & Entertainment Festival


HSBC Bank Manager Thom W. Paccione's letter of appreciation to S.V.A. President Willson 
 regarding the Gay Business Expo and WLH's securing HSBC as major sponsor!




11th International G.L.B.T. Business Expo promotional flyer 




Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Proclamation for the G.L.B.T. Biz Expo

"New York City Proclamation" for the Gay Business & Entertainment Expo from N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, as arranged by S.V.A. President Willson Henderson 


10th Annual Gay Business & Entertainment Expo promotional flyer 




"Moverz 'n' Shakerz" at the 9th International Gay Biz Expo
[Photo by Jillian Wronko]

Pictured above, amongst the Gay-la whoopla, are (l-2-r):  Mark A. Grossbard ("MAG"), President of Pinnacle Choice, S.V.A. Sponsor and "Friend-of-SVA"; Willson L. Henderson, Executive Director of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association and "Master of Ceremonies" for the Gay Biz Expo Opening Cermonies; Steven L. Wesler, President of the RDP Group, Producer of the Gay Expo, S.V.A. Sponsor and "Friend-of-SVA"; Brian W. Silva, President of Creative Concepts, S.V.A. Board of Directors Member and S.V.A. Business Advisor; and David C. Wildt, Pinnacle Choice Healthcare V.P. and Organizational Liaison to the S.V.A.  This group is truly Tri-State:  three are from New Jersey, one is from Connecticut and one -- the "Leader of the Pack" -- is from New York.

9th International Gay Business Expo & Festival promo flyer 




1969 "Stonewall Car" showcasing at the New York Gay Business Expo
[Photo by Willson Henderson]

Pictured in the background of the fabulous and famous 1969 "Stonewall Car" and the big S.V.A. exhibiton display at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Business Expo & Entertainment Festival in New York City are (l-2-r):  Bert Coffman, S.V.A. Vice-President, and Rev. Magora Kennedy, S.V.A. Chaplain; and at the other table, busy doing his S.V.A. financial tallies and smokin' ballies, is Terri Van Dyke, Treasurer of the S.V.A.


Visit the Gay Business Expo in New York at:

 5 November

NYC Civil Court
111 Centre St.
Manhattan, NY


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