The S.V.A. Flagship crossing Avenue of the Americas
The 1969 Cadillac "Stonewall Car" is shown in the heart of Greenwich Village traveling west on Waverly Place crossing Avenue of the Americas ("A/A") heading toward the nearby Gayest street in the world: Christopher Street. The well-known signage on the side of the car reads: "The 1969 Stonewall Car". S.V.A. Stonewall Veterans ridin' high in the "Stonewall Car" pictured above are (l-2-r): Terri Van Dyke (ridin' "shotgun"); Cristina Hayworth (up from San Juan standing in the car a la Evita); Yvonne Ritter (atop rear seat, left) and Rev. Magora Kennedy (atop rear seat, right). Countess Conni Briana (sun-glared) is driving the "Big Blue". Conni is on transgender loan from the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York. Because for only the second time in New York City parade herstory, the "SW-Car" contained only females, Terri Ann labeled it the "Stonewall Fish Tank"! That was doubly hillarious as some people admiringly refer to the two-and-a-half ton car as built as strong as a tank! To which Williamson replies: "Tank U!"
Post-Parade Press Release re: Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney
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The roll of film from this 2000 parade has been misplaced through the hands of three different S.V.A. officers, two of whom passed away, thus causing further delays; however, believe it or not, the film is not permanently 'lost' and will be located in the S.V.A.'s treasure vault of (refrigerated) undeveloped rolls of film spanning ten years. The "SW-31" film will be developed and the pictures will be placed here; hopefully, posted during the Summer of 2008. Thank you for your interest and patience.
Leigh P. McManus
S.V.A. Newzletta Editor
=====2019: 50th Anniversary of the Gay Stonewall Rebellion=====
[Friday night, June 27 ~through~ Thursday evening, July 3, 1969, Manhattan, New York City]