Rebellion Veterans Association
==========New York City==========
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender Pride Events
including the Gay Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28th
(always the last Sunday in June)
STONEWALL Veterans' Association Float leading
the NYC Gay Parade!
[Photo by Linda Yaeger]
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and SVA's Gina D. Wright
[Photograph courtesy of the Office of the NYC Mayor]
"The Sheridan Squares"
contestants replaced by hotties below!
[Photo by Babsala R. Lynne]
Dennis Cooper *
Willson Henderson * Gina Wright
[Photo Credit: Babsala Lynne]
Presented by the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
of the historic 1969 Gay Stonewall Rebellion at the
Manhattan Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center
on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 from 4:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by the SVA's director Willson Lee Henderson.
SVA's Willson Henderson and King Storme DeLarverie with
Public Advocate candidate W. Bill De Blasio,
praising the four decades of the history-making STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association.
Note: The other Public Advocate candidate to attend was S.V.A. supporter Norman Siegel.
[fuzzy but happy photo by Rogers A. Huntana]
[More pix of "Stonewall 40" shall be posted in time.......]
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Manhattan, New York
Stonewall Vets banner on the front of the
STONEWALL V.A. Float
[Photo by Hal Weiner]
Yetta-4-Council Kurland parades with a Marching
Troupe of 100+
[Photo by Unkle Kay]
Yetta Kurland's Intimate Circle at the
New York Gay Pride Parade
Shown: Chris Condada and John Phillips; Elizabeth Koke and Yetta
[Photo by 'Unkle' Kay Frawley]
The Stonewall Club
Monday, 29th June 2009
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
AnDre Christie, Yetta Kurland and Willson Henderson at The STONEWALL Cabaret Club
[Photo by Rogers A. Huntana for S.V.A.]
NYC First District Council candidate Pete
Gleason & Friends
[Photo at The STONEWALL Club by Rogers "Ro-Ro" Huntana]
Gayly pictured at the "STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association's 40th Anniversary Party" at The STONEWALL Club (l-2-r) are: S.V.A. party host Willson L. Henderson happily celebrating the end of a very long -- and fun -- month of "Stonewall 40" with a grand evening max total of 3 greentinis; Dodge Landesmann from DID Dems joining the Yetta-4-Council campaign (as of tonight) and relishing a spicey laugh about looneytik "Dya-Ria Pastanante Duhr" (a.k.a. looneytick Maria Passanante-Derr), one of Yetta's lying, no-chance opponents; Steven L. Gradman, First Vice-President of PRIDE Democrats of NYC, whose three NYC-wide endorsees are all in the lead; Third District City Council openly-Gay candidate Yetta "Yettl" Kurland, who just picked up three more organizational endorsements and another newspaper nod; the lovely Jeanne Wilcke, the pretty president of Downtown Independent Democrats ("DID"); and the openly-straight First District NYC Council candidate Pete "Dr. Glea" Gleason. Original music was, ironically, forty years later, the original "Songs of The STONEWALL Club Jukebox" featuring The Shangri-Las, The Rascals, Dionne Warwick, Len Barry, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones, Darlene Love, Frank Sinatra, The Chiffons and The Isley Brothers among many other greats! The fab time at The STONEWALL Club was co-hosted by the captivating AnDre Christie of Youth-4-SVA, who also manned the "S.V.A. Welcome Table". In the clearly fun picture above, *everyone* is actually looking not at this camera but at the camera about to be snapped by AnDre!
New York City Councilman and NYC Comptroller
candidate John C. Liu
("J-Lu") attended the
significant STONEWALL Rebellion
Veterans Association 40th anniversary party
of the Stonewall Rebellion at the Stonewall Club on Stonewall Place in
Greenwich Village, NYC. Mr. J-Lu has been in attendance at
events for years. On stage at the Stonewall
Cabaret Room is (l-2-r): S.V.A. computer consultant
Rogers A. Hunt, proud
councilman John Liu, flowery S.V.A. director Willson Henderson and
tough-looking S.V.A. assistant AnDre
In a four-way Democratic primary election and run-off -- with the
support, volunteering and get-out-the-vote of SVA-ers and friends
-- John Liu went on to win as
the next Comptroller of New York City!
* * * * * * * * * * *
Although this was a STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") social event, politically savvy S.V.A. director Willson Henderson initiated and arranged for atmospheric distribution tables to have New York City candidate information literature and donor cards freely available for S.V.A. supporters such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie C. Snyder, NYC public advocate candidate Bill De Blasio, NYC comptroller candidate John C. Liu and NYC council candidates Melissa Viverito, Ken Diamondstone, Rosie Mendez, Dan Garodnick, Yetta Kurland and Pete Gleason. (Proud to report that 7 out of 10 won!)
Maurice "Maury the HOP Clown" Michaane looking
goofy (as usual) as he is 'read' by Stonewall legend -- and party host --
Willson Henderson, founder of the S.V.A. Maury was 'read the riot act' for
his most recent
ridiculous lies, idiotic inaccuracies and stupid slander. Maury
also disrespectively, vindictively and foolishly omitted the
40th-anniversary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association with the
S.V.A. Float from being listed in
the New York City Gay Pride Parade 'line-up' program. Shame!
Unfortunately, the HOP-ers allowed this fabiscina clown to
get away with it (for now). Shame! Maury should have
been 86'd from the misnomer Heritage of Pride ("HOP").
Shame! The dysfunctional HOP group also failed to
list the annual Stonewall veterans' conference and reunion in their
exclusionary "Pride Guide". At the above S.V.A. event at The
Stonewall Club, Maury
the HOP Clown wears his personalized clown outfit branding his
paltry title at
HOP. Who wears their job and title tee shirt to an event in
the evening and at someone else's function? Maury the HOP Clown
is also oblivious to the reality that the Stonewall veterans
both the "heritage" and the "pride"!! Maury is so
that he refused to sign the S.V.A. guest book
or make the nominal donation of ten bucks. Talk
about obnoxious, rude and and cheap!!
[Evidence photographed by Rogers Huntana]
G.L.B.T. Pride Month is honored with full-page advertisement in the S.V.A. "STONEWALL Newzletta" by NYC Mayor Bloomberg
Whoever runs for NYC Mayor and advertises in
the STONEWALL Newzletta(1969,
1970s, 1980s and 1990s or on
the S.V.A. Website (2000s) wins -- John Lindsay, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg!
Whoever doesn't ad with the S.V.A., loses for Mayor (such
as Mark 'Gang' Green, Anthony "Hot Dog" Weiner and Christine "C/Q"
At least, it has been that way for five decades!!!!! What a
coincidence!!!!! With its open multiple campaign strategies
several secret get-out-the-vote techniques plus secret recipes, the S.R.V.A. network does not
anticipate that winning tradition to change any time soon!
Election Update: It didn't change; the SVA's mayoral candidate -- Michael R. Bloomberg -- won once again (and again and again)!!!
G.L.B.T. History Month!
51st Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27 ~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]
Rest-in-Peace: Gale Storm
film actress / television star / singer
27 June 2009 -- on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion
Gale's TV programs were especially popular with the young Stonewall veterans:
"My Little Margie", "The Gale Storm Show" and "Oh, Susannah"