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Keith E. Lonesome
STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association
Former S.V.A. 2nd Vice-President and Executive Committee

 


Keith Lonesome (right) with fellow Stonewall vet Dave West
[Photo by Leigh McManus]

 

Keith E. Dancer-Lonesome was born in Brooklyn, the City of New York, on November 5th..........      

On the hot summer night of Friday, June 27th, 1969, Keith Lonesome was in Greenwich Village, New York.  He stumbled on the gathering scene in front of the Stonewall Gay Club on Christopher Street after one o'clock in the morning!  Besides the growing spectators, what caught his eye was the new blue Cadillac convertible which he had seen parked out near The Stonewall many times.

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Unfortunately, the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") lost a favored officer, the Gay community lost a popular activist and Keith lost a comraderie friend he met through the S.V.A. when well-built Dave West sadly died of cancer in April of 2006.  On Saturday, April 29th, Keith attended the monthly meeting of the S.V.A. and the memorial service hosted by Williamson Henderson for Dave at the Gay Community Center in Manhattan.  On Saturday, May 6th, Keith joined some S.V.A. officials Williamson (President), Emile Griffith, Jr. (Vice-President), Storme DeLarverie (Ambassador) and Bert Coffman (Treasurer) in being interviewed for the forthcoming Gay documentary "PRIDE".  The film is being produced by 77 Films, which also produced the gayly-acclaimed documentary "Christopher Street" about Gay life near the Hudson River piers.  The filming location for "PRIDE" was a movie-like studio on Green Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Keith was interviewed separately about Gay life in the "Stonewall Era".  He was also interviewed as part of a circular ensemble with Williamson, Emile, Storme and Bert discussing the life and times at the original landmark Stonewall Club and the historic 1969 Stonewall Rebellion.




                                                                                             



   Keith Lonesome 2009  

Keith Lonesome with S.V.A. at NYC Mayor's Gracie Mansion Gay Pride 2009
[Photography by S.V.A. Webmistress Babsala Lynne]

As he has attended the annual mayoral event since the beginning of the New Millennium via the S.V.A., besides "Stonewall 40" pictured above, Keith Lonesome also attended the New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Gay Pride Celebration at Gracie Mansion in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2010 and 2011.  Now, if only Keith would pay up his back S.V.A. dues for the past decade!  Yet, he sure likes the invites!


*Adolfo Carrion SVA meeting

Keith, Tym Moss, Adolfo Carrion, Jr. and Williamson
[Photo at New York GLBT Center by Elton L. Johnson]


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Gay Pride Month
2017

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=====2017:  48th Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27 ~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]


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