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2019 "STONEWALL Newzletta" and Events

www.StonewallVets.org/mainpage.htm
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    SVA's color theme for July is appropriately dark blue for Summer, Part 1!
S.V.A. Events is updated daily (except Sundays and holidays):  22 July 2019 11 a.m. (EST)






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!  Updates on the forthcoming 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, is reported by Joni Sobel.  The special guest shall be the honorable Lindsey Boylan, the Democratic opponent to the dishonorable Jerrold "The Phat Man" Natler in Manhattan's 10th congressional district -- which includes our Stonewall Monument Park!  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 endless!  They have 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"!






Friday, July 26 -- STONEWALL 50:  "INSIDE STONEWALL!" DOCUMENTARY to PREMIER on MAJOR NETWORK

Premiere of the anticipated and timely "Inside Stonewall!" is tentatively scheduled for this evening!  (Details T.B.A.)  Continuing with the monumental occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion (it wasn't a 'riot'), this long-awaited, investigative documentary film "Inside Stonewall!" 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.R.V.A.") and some other veterans of the Stonewall Uprising!  The eyewitness accounts from inside and outside of The STONEWALL Club on Friday night, June 27th, 1969, are intensely interesting and really revealing!  They feature several 'Stonewall veterans' (Willson, Rusty, Berti, Leigh, David) Sand three 'Stonewall cops' (Frank, Richie and Vinny)!   Special, ticketed invitations shall be distributed for the preview of "Inside Stonewall!" to all Stonewall vets, deserving public officials and various media........ {to be continued}






Tuesday, July 23 -- REMEMBERING NYC COUNCILMAM  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







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 information 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, of course, several Stonewall veterans including, but not limited to, Willson Henderson, Rusty RoseBerti Coffman, Penny Arcade, Tony Viera, David C. Scott, et al. -- then and now -- and so much more!  Reportedly, one unearthed  photo 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 and LID and the other haters and liars say then?  Update: The documentary has been SOLD!  Negotiations are underway for it to appear on network television -- while it's still Gay Pride Month!  =Breaking news=  All three outstanding documentary producers shall be appearing and speaking and taking questions and giving awesome answers at the SVA's filmed "Stonewall Rebellion Veterans Association Conference & Stonewall Reunion" on June 22nd!     
 






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, 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 S. 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 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.  





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 -- FORMER NYC NYC COUNCILMEMBER and NYC PARKS COMMISSIONER HENRY J. STERN DIES at 83

Koch Stern Henderson
Pictured:  SVA's Willson Henderson, Commissioner Henry J. Stern and Mayor Ed Koch

Henry Jerome Stern, a legendary New York City figure for four decades, served as the very successful, entertaining and unique NYC Parks Commissioner under three mayors:  Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg.  At a ceremony, including dinner, at the Central Park Arsenal around the turn-of-the-century, Commissioner Stern publicly presented Willson Henderson's park name as, of course, "Stonewall"!  HJS's park name is "StarQuest".  After government service, "S/Q" founded the popular New York Civic government group with its outstanding and introspective newsletters on current policy issues and government-related happenings plus political personalities (good and bad).  "Henry J" (like the vintage car) was a solid and proud supporter of the S.V.A. for over forty years!  He was a keynote speaker a decade ago at an S.V.A. conference at the Manhattan Gay Centre.  An interesting obituary on Mr. Stern is in the New York Post.  It shows a picture of StarQuest with a future president, a trim Donald J. Trump in Central Park!  NYPost.com/2019/03/28/Henry-Stern-City-Parks-Commisioner-dead-at-83






Wednesday, March 27 -- NEW YORK CITY G.L.B.T. PRIDE PARADE/MARCH TOWN HALL

This G.L.B.T. town hall is sponsored by the Reclaim GLBT Pride Coalition ("RPC").  The well-planned G.L.B.T. community forum is to openly discuss and plan the "Spirit of Stonewall March - STONEWALL-50" aka "the alternate GLBT march"!  Thus, this get2gether welcomes community input.  The actual milestone marches, three months away, happen on the last Sunday in June on the 30th.  This march blasts-off appropriately in Greenwich Village, NYC, in the the Stonewall National Monument area at Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street at high noon!  The march proceeds up a major avenue and into Central Park on The Great Lawn for the largest G.L.B.T. rally in history!  Tonight's event is co-hosted by Ann Northrop and Colin P. Ashley.  Forum is held at the charming Church In The Village at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 13th Street.  Ignite time is @ 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  For more 411, visit:  www.ReclaimPrideNYC.com.





Tuesday, March 26 -- DIANA ROSS: #1 STONEWALL JUKEBOX SINGER and WORLD SUPERSTAR BIRTHDAY

To commemorate Miss Diana Ross's birthday, among many other tributes, there are commemorations on "Entertainment Tonight", "Extra", "Inside Edition" and even "Nightline"!
 A documentray on "Diana Ross" will be released in nearly 1,000 movie theatres across America.  It includes the remastered "Diana Ross Central Park Concert".  






Wednesday, March 20 -- S.V.A. DINNER MEETING with REPS of the NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO @ 5:30 p.m.





Saturday, March 16 -- NEW YORK CITY 258th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK's DAY PARADE on FIFTH AVENUE

Contrary to misinformation, the New York City St. Patrick's Parade has always had Gay people in it as participants and, of course, at it as spectators!  Currently, the G.L.B.T. Lavender & Green Alliance is the official Gay Irish group in the St. Pat's Parade.  Special luminary marchers include NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The parade line-up is on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.  Parade proceeds up Fifth Avenue to East 80th Street.  Note: Although St. Pat's Day is on the 17th, the parade is 'never on a Sunday'!  Parade launches @ 11 a.m.
 





Wednesday, March 13 --  S.V.A. DINNER MEETING with "S/W-50" PROJECT PRODUCERS @ 5 p.m.





Wednesday, March 13 -- SVA's SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL HALLY WEINER's 84th BIRTHDAY!





Monday, March 11 -- BROADWAY CARES PRESENTS GENDER-BENDER MUSICAL "BROADWAY BACKWARDS"

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS produces this exciting and highly-talented "Broadway Backwards" musical and theatrical event every year.  Executive (and hands-on) producer is Tom A. Viola.  Venue is the New Amsterdam Theatre at 214 West 42nd Street in Times Square in Manhattan.  Showtime @ 8 p.m.  For more 411, please visit:  www.BroadwayCares.org.





Sunday, March 10 -- ARETHA FRANKLIN MUSICAL TRIBUTE on TELEVISION SPECIAL

The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, who passed a half-year ago, was also the soul queen at the original Stonewall Club in NYC!  Watching this super special will acquaint you with many songs by Aretha in the 1967 to 1969 Stonewall Jukebox.  They include: "I Ain't Never Loved A Man The Way I Love U", "Respect", "Dr. Feelgood", "Baby I Love U", "A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Since You've Been Gone", "Think", "The House That Jack Built", "See-Saw" and "Share Your Love With Me"!  Performers featured singing Aretha songs are Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keyes, Kelly Clarkson, Smokey Robinson, Belinda Carlisle, John Legend and many other singers.  Showtime on CBS-TV is @ 9 p.m. until 11 p.m.  





Saturday, March 9 -- CONGRESSMAN JOE CROWLEY'S ANNUAL ST. PAT'S PARTY in QUEENS

Among the confirmed guest speakers are Queens Borough President and Queens Borough District Attorney candidate Melinda R. Katz and former NYC Councilwoman and current Queens Borough President candidate Elizabeth Crowley.  The party venue is The Globe Tavern, a popular Irish drinkery and eatery, at 4910 Skillman Acenue in Sunnyside, Queens.  Blast-off is @ 7 p.m.  





Thursday, March 7 -- S.V.A. STAFF BIRTHDAY: RAINBOW MELLIQUE, YOUTH-4-SVA ORGANIZER





Wednesday, March 6 -- STONEWALL JUKEBOX SINGER BIRTHDAY: MARY WILSON of THE SUPREMES





Monday March 3 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY:  SVA's V.P. BERT COFFMAN from MANHATTAN





Friday, March 1 -- S.V.A. SOCIAL COMMITTEE SUPPER MEETING at ROSSO'S RESTAURANT

Co-chairing the S.V.A Social Committee's dinner meeting are the SVA's director Willson Henderson, S.V.A. vice-president Bert Coffman and SVA's general manager AnDre M. Christie, pulling up next to the eatery in his big BMW sedan.  This open-ended get2gether, with an expansive agenda, will be approximately three hours complete with Lambrusco and a four-course dinner!  Glasses clang @ 4:30 p.m.





Tuesday, February 26 -- SPECIAL ELECTION: N.Y.C. PUBLIC ADVOCATE





Saturday, February 24 -- 91st ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS a.k.a. THE OSCARS

Unquestionably, the gayest show on television virtually every year is the Academy Awards or, as Bette Davis named it, The Oscars -- Hollywood's biggest night!  It is the gayest show because of all the Gay talent, grand attire and over-the-top fanfare!  Gay favorite Barbra Streisand presents the 'Best Picture' award.  Glenn Close, on her seventh nomination for same, should win her well-deserved 'Best Actress' award for "The Wife" and her outstanding four-decade career!  Bette Midler sings "The Place That Lost Things Go" from the movie "Mary Poppins Returns".  Glamorous Jennifer Lopez appears with her dapper husband Alex Rodriguez!  "Dreamgirls" winner Jennifer Hudson belts out "I'll Fight" from the film "RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)".  La Gaga performs "Shallow" from (the fourth remake of) "A Star Is Born"!  Showtime is @ 8 p.m. on ABC-TV until 11 p.m. or so!





Saturday, February 23, 2019 -- STONEWALL VETERANS' ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

Attendees can expect an informative and exciting meeting at the S.V.A.  There is a diverse assemblage planned with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Lee Adams, several Stonewall veterans confirmed including Berti Coffman, Leigh McManus, Ramon Bellido and Joni Sobel, representatives from Reclaim LGBTQ Pride March, two producers from a national television network, a professor of Gay studies at Columbia University, and a few public advocate candidates confirmed including Jared Rich, Esq. activist Tony Herbert and Dr. David Eisenbach!  The SVA's general manager AnDre Christie provides a unique retrospective of the S.V.A. since he became a young staffer in 2003 including WLH being declared the 'Gay Rosa Parks' by the Civil Court of N.Y.C. and the pivotol Stonewall vets who the G.L.B.T. community lost over that period such as Storme DeLarverie, Emile Griffith, John-Paul Ranieri, Electra O'Mara, Charles Snyder and Dave West.  The S.V.A. meeting starts promptly @ 3:15 p.m. captained by Willson Henderson

S.V.A. Monthly Meeting - Saturday 23, 2019

SVA's February 2019 Monthly Meeting with a Surprise Brooklyn Male Public Official Guest!
There will also be a handful of 'select' (it means not all) N.Y.C. Public Advocate candidates.





Wednesday, February 20 -- S.V.A. BUSINESS SPONSOR PARTY in SOHO, MANHATTAN @ 6 p.m.






Tuesday, February 19 -- NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC ADVOCATE FORUM 

This important forum, exactly one week before the special election of a new N.Y.C. Public Advocate, is sponsored by the Manhattan Black Bar Association ("MBBA").  Confirmed candidates include  Jared M. Rich, Esq.Dawn Smalls, Esq. and Michael A. Blake.  Currently, the public advocate position is vacant.  The impressive venue is in the state-of-the-art auditorium of the Fordham Law School at 150 West 62nd Street opposite Lincoln Center in Manhattan, NY.  Program commences @ 6:30 p.m. followed by a catered reception!  





Monday, February 18 -- SUPPER MEETING with a NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC OFFICIAL @ 5 p.m.







Tuesday, February 5 -- PUBLIC ADVOCATE DEBATE at MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE @ 6 p.m.






Tuesday, February 5 -- LONGTIME GAY DEMOCRATIC LEADER JAMES R. "JIM" McMANUS DIES at 84






Tuesday, February 5 -- S.V.A. BOARDMEMBER BIRTHDAY: SANJAY PETERSEN of BROOKLYN, NY





Saturday, January 26, 2019 -- STONEWALL VETERANS ASSOCIATION MONTHLY MEETING

S.V.A. Monthly Meeting - Saturday 26, 2019

STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association does not meet on holidays or holiday weekends.  The SVA's
next monthly meeting is on 'the last Saturday of the month', January 26th, 2019 @ 3:15 until 5 p.m.
There is a surprise New York 'elected' guest speaker!  This meeting features 'select' candidates for the next NYC
Public Advocate (P/A).  Candidates 
must schedule a specific time with S.V.A.  P/A election is Tuesday, February 23th!


Post-Event Update:  The special public official guest speaker was New York State Senator Dyane J. Savino!








Saturday, January 19 -- STONEWALL VET BIRTHDAY: LEIGH P. McMANUS of HUNTINGTON, LONG ISLAND






Wednesday, January 16 -- NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE CANDIDATES' FORUM at GLBT CENTRE @7 p.m.
 






Wednesday, January 2 -- S.V.A. FORMER STAFFER BIRTHDAY: DONALD RAY WILLIAMS of LONG BEACH, LI






2019:  HALF-CENTURY ANNIVERSARY of 1969 G.L.B.T. STONEWALL REBELLION







Updated:

4 March
2019