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Posted on 03/03/2007 9:23:28 AM PST by Calpernia

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To: cgk

Oh boy...

Oh man-boy...


51 posted on 03/03/2007 7:43:54 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (2/25/07. Never Forget.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; Calpernia

Lots of info here, his own wing of the Stonewall Vets site:

http://www.stonewallvets.org/RudyGiuliani.htm


52 posted on 03/03/2007 7:46:06 PM PST by cgk
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To: cgk

Spirit of the Rebellion.

And, as per the history I posted in the bolded text, HISTORY, that was when NAMBLA was born.


53 posted on 03/03/2007 7:47:49 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Remember on Thats a Family post I said NAMBLA had very powerful members? I knew they did but some of the other names on that Stonewall were shocking to me. I guess all these sex offender laws we pass mean bs really if this cr@p is going on ... I think its time to find out just what is going on. Maybe get OReilly involved or someone like him?
54 posted on 03/03/2007 7:48:34 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: cgk

The Stonewall Inn has been made a National Historic Landmark and is now listed with U.S. National Park Service.

The Stonewall Rebellion occurred due to a raid in 1969. It operated without a liquor license, had ties with organized crime (Mafia Owned), and offered scantily clad go-go boys as entertainment.

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is comprised of the actual, surviving, active veterans of the famous 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") Stonewall Rebellion in Greenwich Village, New York, U.S.A.

Members


Liz J. Abzug, Rebuild Our Town Downtown, Co-Chair
www.Abzug.com
N.Y.C. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
www.MikeBloomberg.com
N.Y.C. Councilmember James E. (Jed) Davis, In Memorium
www.Council.nyc.ny.us
Congressmember Geraldine A. Ferraro
www.search.Britannica.com
Borough President C. Virginia Fields
www.NewYorkers4Fields.com
America's Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani
www.GiulianiPartners.com
B. Thomas Golisano, Paychex, President
www.Paychex.com
N.Y.C. Public Advocate Betsy F. Gotbaum
www.PubAdvocate.nyc.gov
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
www.Riverkeeper.org
Councilmember Margarita L. Lopez
www.MargaritaLopez.com
Martha Reeves, Motown Singer & Detroit Councilwoman
www.STONEWALLvets.org/songsofStonewall-7.htm
N.Y.S. Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer
www.Spitzer2006.com
Steven L. Wesler, R.D.P. Group, President
www.RDPgroup.com
N.Y.S. Assemblymember Keith L.Wright
www.WrightForTheFuture.com


55 posted on 03/03/2007 7:52:19 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: TigersEye

ping


56 posted on 03/03/2007 7:52:28 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: cgk

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687307/posts?page=4#4

Thru

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1687307/posts?page=37#37


57 posted on 03/03/2007 7:53:04 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: pandoraou812
Soros owns the media. This is Soros nest egg. He set up all these gay networks.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1320747/posts
George Soros, Media Connections - Bump List

Remember McG's book release? That was a shot across the nose for many in our own state. David Mixner was his publicist.

David Mixner was also Clinton's Gay Advisor while he was in office.
58 posted on 03/03/2007 7:57:27 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

LOL.

Someone around here is more obsessed with gaydom than most homosexuals.

I didn't bother to read it, but the amount of information you have compiled, quite frankly, scares me.

It looks like an obsession with homosexuality, and moreso the most deviant and scary kinds, to me.

Hmmmmmmm...


59 posted on 03/03/2007 7:58:30 PM PST by bluefish (Are you really that thick, or are you simply trolling for fun?)
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To: Calpernia; Spiff; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; wagglebee; Reagan Man
From his Keynote Address to Log Cabin Republican Convention/Conference, in fall (September) of 1999:

(Giuliani) went on to praise the activities of the Log Cabin Republicans specifically. "Your presence in the Republican Party, in a very, very important philosophical way, keeps pushing all of us toward the very highest and the very best mission of this party. I can't thank you enough for being willing to remain in a party in which, and this is an understatement, not everyone shares the views that I have."

60 posted on 03/03/2007 8:01:41 PM PST by cgk
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To: bluefish
It looks like an obsession with homosexuality, and moreso the most deviant and scary kinds, to me.

The deviant and scary kinds they are: so why is Giuliani Partners listed as a member of the organization that promotes all of it?

61 posted on 03/03/2007 8:04:41 PM PST by cgk
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To: bluefish

Life is a cabaret, ole chum...so come to the cabaret ...


62 posted on 03/03/2007 8:05:35 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cgk

Oh the ponders.....

The Stonewall Rebellion occurred due to a raid in 1969. It operated without a liquor license, had ties with organized crime (Mafia Owned), and offered scantily clad go-go boys as entertainment.

The STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") is comprised of the actual, surviving, active veterans of the famous 1969 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender ("GLBT") Stonewall Rebellion in Greenwich Village, New York, U.S.A.

......


63 posted on 03/03/2007 8:07:12 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Sighing here big time....Recently a parent came up to me and asked why I was making such a fuss over the gays and that movie. She told me gays mean no harm to our children . And that I was crazy. She said I was making a fool of myself. It took much effort not to swat her. I think that too many people are just closing their eyes to everything they don't want to have to deal with. Its just decaying so fast. I don't know where morals are going...I don't understand why more parents aren't worried. I plan to make it clear to every person in our state govt where I stand on these issues. I haven't figured out how yet but I will. I get the feeling they never read their emails or faxes. I know Rudy can go to hell with NAMBLA and Stonewall. I don't think Soros owns Fox news. I know OReilly has mentioned NAMBLA before. We just need to get all the facts together and get this out in a straight forward to the point manner. Then pray it gets someone's interest. We have to think of something...
64 posted on 03/03/2007 8:09:14 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: bluefish

The fact that someone researches a topic doesn't mean they're obsessed. This was some legitimate information that tied back to concerns about Giuliani and his ties to groups advocating homosexual pedophilia. It may just be that Giuliani was working a group that had a lot of money for contributions, but there are also serious concerns about how much influence these groups have with Giuliani. While I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt about these issues, this, combined with his total avoidance of social issues at CPAC have me concerned. It's certainly a lot more persuasive than the continual postings of the two photos of Giuliani in drag.

65 posted on 03/03/2007 8:10:36 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Why yes, I do have a stupid picture for any occasion)
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To: Calpernia; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; wagglebee
Gays, Giuliani, and Catholics

Excerpt:

Bad as the 1995 parade was, it was no match for last year's debacle ("Stonewall at 25," October 1994). On June 26, 1994, scores of fully naked men and women marched in an illegal parade yelling "F___ You" at those on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral. They masturbated in the street, pointed their middle fingers at the Cathedral, did satanic dances and dressed as cardinals, nuns, and priests. All of this was done in full view of Police Commissioner William Bratton and the New York City police force. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani watched from above in a helicopter. No one was arrested for anything.

...

...(re the '95 parade...): ..."All the usual suspects were there: drag queens, cross-dressers on Rollerblades, the Butch/Femme Society, the sado-macho brigade in black leather, Men of Discipline and other lovely types. Commercialism was most evident as about a third of the floats were sponsored by various gay bars and clubs. Though there were no signs indicating that the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was there, the child molesters were listed in the program..."

...There were men dressed as women and there were fairies on stilts. Hundreds of men wore nothing but jock straps, shaking their bodies to the beat of the blaring rock music. Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis was one of the grand marshals and pop singer Cyndi Lauper danced and sang her hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun." Strange looking people were everywhere and often it was difficult to tell whether it was a man or a woman, and in some cases it appeared that it was both. And yes, some of the girls did bare their breasts (a few of them apparently spray painted their chests), but in all fairness it must be said that most of the girls managed to keep their clothes on. The police carried yellow blankets to cover the girls up but decided against using them. Following tradition, no one was arrested.

There's a fat and ugly guy who shows up every year dressed as the pope carrying a sign "My church organ is bigger than yours." He was there again this year. There was one car that passed by with a string of unrelated four letter words and sexual terms on it. Some marchers wore shirts with various vulgarities inscribed on them. There were large pictures of men performing oral sex and there were several examples of men simulating oral sex live atop the floats. The latter exhibition led Norm Siegel of the ACLU to declare "I love watching the First Amendment in action," thus demonstrating how far we've come in our understanding of free speech.

No Gay Pride Parade would be complete without a little Catholic bashing. It should be noted that the place where the march began, 52nd Street, is not a major cross street, making it all the more conspicuous what the intent was in starting there. If Catholic bashing wasn't central to the parade, then surely the request to start the march just south of the Cathedral would have been granted. Indeed, when Janice Thom, the co- chairman of the parade's sponsors, Heritage of Pride, was asked to comment on my statement that her group had deliberately targeted St. Patrick's, she responded briskly, "That's an interesting idea."

The most flagrant anti-Catholicism came from Catholic Ladies for Choice. In this group, there were gays and lesbians dressed as nuns carrying coat hangers and lesbians dressed as nuns carrying tambourines. Most incredible was the gay man who wore a black bra and a black jock strap with a huge set of rosary beads wrapped around his otherwise naked body. There was also someone dressed as the pope with a banner that read, "The Catholic Church, a history of murder, lies, censorship, oppression, and hypocrisy."

And what did Mayor Giuliani have to say about all this? He called it a "very dignified parade."


I guess I'll stop pinging y'all when I stop tripping over my jaw.
66 posted on 03/03/2007 8:13:14 PM PST by cgk
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To: Richard Kimball
There are national security issues too since this group funds the anti war movement.

Stonewall's AntiWar movement funded by International A.N.S.W.E.R.

Stonewall Warriors logo


Stonewall Warriors A.N.S.W.E.R.
31 Germania St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-6626
Fax: 617-983-3836

Next Meeting
TBA
Directions


67 posted on 03/03/2007 8:17:44 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cgk

Amazing how much respect Mr. Law & Order has for militant homosexuals who took to the streets to attack the NYPD in 1969.

The more I read about this "Stonewall Rebellion" he's so fond of, the more the idea of him leading my party chills me to the bone. There's no way I could even cast a gun-to-the-head vote for this guy, which I was beginning to consider in recent days. Shame on me for that.


68 posted on 03/03/2007 8:18:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (2/25/07. Never Forget.)
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To: cgk

That is disgusting.


69 posted on 03/03/2007 8:18:42 PM PST by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: cgk

I should have read the post before I responded. I was still on the Stonewall stuff.

This just gets worse and worse and worse...

Wow. Just wow.


70 posted on 03/03/2007 8:21:14 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (2/25/07. Never Forget.)
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To: bluefish
Do you have children? What is going on in the schools with the Gays is downright alarming. The people who are pushing the gay agenda are serious about pushing their gay issues on our children. If we vote in pro gay officials it will get worse. As it is in NJ it is very alarming. I don't want my child taught its ok to be gay. I want her taught the skills she needs in life. Not sexual preferences. If they can't teach about God then IMO they surely ought to stop the gay bs. I guess I do have an obsession with this as I am anti gay. I wish they would get back in the closet. You want to be gay fine, just keep it to yourself. I really see no need for all these parades and gay cruises, gay Disney week etc. Why do they have to push their gayness on people who aren't?
71 posted on 03/03/2007 8:23:53 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

There's no way I could even cast a gun-to-the-head vote for this guy, which I was beginning to consider in recent days. Shame on me for that

Shame on me too! I was thinking well he did a good job cleaning NYC up and then after 99/11.....I was thinking maybe he would be good, well after reading all this all I can say it that Rudy will never get my vote. And I will be sure to try to sway anyone who likes him into reading this.


72 posted on 03/03/2007 8:31:32 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Kevmo

See this whole thread


73 posted on 03/03/2007 8:32:33 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

One word, disgusting !


74 posted on 03/03/2007 8:40:39 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Calpernia
The Stonewall Rebellion occurred due to a raid in 1969. It operated without a liquor license, had ties with organized crime (Mafia Owned), and offered scantily clad go-go boys as entertainment.

Oh yes... I'm sifting through SmokingGun archives and NYT & Newsday articles, as well as LE mafia write-ups. Here's what I've found so far:

Rudy's (1st) cousin Lewis D'Avanzo (aka Steve the Blonde) was a gay mafia associate who was gunned down in a firefight with the FBI in '77. (Rudy knew this cousin enough to invite him to his 1st wedding...)

Which mafia family Steve worked for I wasn't able to nail down, though it appears to be Gambino as a Gambino enforcer was his 'partner.' Also, D'Avanzo's son was associated with the Gambino family.

It was the Gambino family who apparently owned the original Stonewall Inn where underage boys were on the menu.

75 posted on 03/03/2007 9:14:51 PM PST by cgk
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To: Calpernia
I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-gay rights, Giuliani said. He was then asked whether he supports a ban on what critics call partial-birth abortions. “No, I have not supported that, and I don’t see my position on that changing,” he responded. Source: CNN.com, “Inside Politics” Dec 2, 1999 http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Rudy_Giuliani_Abortion.htm

ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES (November 14, 2006)

RUDY GIULIANI (R), FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY: I'm pro- choice. I'm pro-gay rights.

KING: Giuliani supports a woman's right to an abortion, and back in 1999, he opposed a federal ban on late-term abortions.

GIULIANI: No, I have not supported that, and I don't see my position on that changing.

KING: Immigration could be another presidential landmine. Back in 1996, Mayor Giuliani went to federal court to challenge new federal laws requiring the city to inform the federal government about illegal immigrants.

JEFFREY: He took the side of illegal immigrants in New York City against the Republican Congress.

KING: Giuliani opposes same-sex marriage but as mayor, he supported civil unions and extending health and other benefits to gay couples. He also supported the assault weapons ban and other gun control measures opposed by the National Rifle Association.

GIULIANI: I'm in favor of gun control. I'm pro-choice.

Republican Big-Wigs Support Pro-Abortion Event in NY

Pro-abortion Governor George Pataki and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also supports unrestricted abortion, are co-chairs of the 2000 Choice Award Presentation to be held on May 30 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The event is sponsored by the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition, a group that is campaigning for the removal of the pro-life plank from the Republican National Platform.


http://www.nationalreview.com/murdock/murdock200503010743.asp


76 posted on 03/03/2007 11:52:37 PM PST by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: Calpernia; Mrs. Frogjerk; Fiddlstix; cowtowney; xsmommy; TitansAFC; coton_lover; SoCalPol; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic Ping List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to all note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

77 posted on 03/03/2007 11:53:06 PM PST by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: Calpernia
Bookmarker.

The right information and just the right time...THANK!
78 posted on 03/04/2007 5:29:53 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Calpernia

Excellent work as usual, and ahead of your time! :)


79 posted on 03/04/2007 9:57:29 AM PST by cgk
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To: Calpernia
Hmmmm, I wonder why the Progressive Left supports this group? Is there something about initial Marxism that attracts these people?
80 posted on 03/04/2007 10:22:29 AM PST by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Cagey

Here you go Cagey. Read this post for an example of what I was talking about

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1794584/posts?page=7#7


81 posted on 03/04/2007 5:38:38 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Notice that freak's email address is @netzero.com? He can't even afford to pay for an ISP.

I know what you're saying, Calpernia, but I feel that Kennedy and Kerry are pure ideologues, while most of our pols in New Jersey are in it to line their pockets and the pockets of their friends and relatives at our expense.

Kennedy's objective is not wealth, but to mock our Constitution and have our government as he thinks it should be. Kerry is just a slug who wants power.

82 posted on 03/04/2007 5:46:19 PM PST by Cagey
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If anyone would like to do more research on NAMBLA, Bill at MIT has the NAMBLA material for further research. ---------------------------------------------------------

NAMBLA Bulletin: Voice of the North American Man/Boy Love Association Vol 16 Issue 2 August '95
A publication of the North American Man/Boy Love Association. News of our shrinking freedoms and the endless struggles of that much miligned organization.

Bill Andriette reports on the new law requiring additional paperwork for sexually explicit publication. What this law requires is that publications maintain a public record of all the identies and ages of all models depicted in the magazine. It's so burdonsome that it will no doubt effect the bottom line of hundreds of tiny sex zines and may result in many of them shutting down for good. Because this law only applies to models engaging in "sexually explicit conduct," tame mainstream publications are alowed to go about their business unaffected. So far Brenda Tatelbaum is the first to go public in stating that she will not comply with the law in her publication *EIDOS*. Even though this legislation was created under the auspices of attacking groups like NAMBLA, it won't (directly) effect the publication *NAMBLA Bulletin*.

We here at *Factsheet Five* do not encourage or advocate the production or distibution of any materials which run afoul of U.S. law. We also don't believe this publication contradicts such laws. Readers should keep in mind that our reviews do not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the ideas contained in the publications.

$5 Each , Subs: $30.00 for 10 issues to Nambla Bulletin, Box 174, Midtown Station New York, NY 10018 (48 Pages/S/RSF) No trades/reviews zines/submissions OK/no ads/ Email:bill@silver.lcs.mit.edu

NAMBLA Bulletin: Voice of the North American Man/Boy Love Association Vol 16 Issue 1 July '95
A publication of the North American Man/Boy Love Association. News of our shrinking freedoms and the endless struggles of that much miligned organization.

In September of '94 three NAMBLA activists formed an New York-based non-profit corporation called Zymurgy. The priciple goals are to promote a greater understanding of sexuality and to provide fundraising for NAMBLA. Now the New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco made a number of false allegations and vowed to dissolve the corporation. Hmmm, must be an election comming up.

We here at *Factsheet Five* do not encourage or advocate the production or distibution of any materials which run afoul of U.S. law. We also don't believe this publication contradicts such laws. Readers should keep in mind that our reviews do not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the ideas contained in the publications.

$5 Each , Subs: $30.00 for 10 issues to Nambla Bulletin, Box 174, Midtown Station New York, NY 10018 (16 Pages/S/RSF) No trades/reviews zines/submissions OK/no ads/ Email:bill@silver.lcs.mit.edu

83 posted on 03/05/2007 7:09:42 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Duplex Duo Reopening Historic
182_stonewall3.jpg

Get ready to rip out a parking meter or two.

Workers renovating the historic Stonewall tavern at 53 Christopher Street--site of the famous 1969 bottle-tossing, meter-uprooting riot that birthed the gay-rights movement--have confirmed that the hallowed venue is scheduled to reopen in February.

Its rehab comes at the behest of the bar's new management, which includes Bill Morgan and Tony DeCicco of the neighboring Duplex piano bar.

"It's gonna be gorgeous," pledged one worker inside the dusty reconstruction site on Jan. 2.

Neither Mr. DeCicco nor Mr. Morgan, who earlier criticized the venue's prior vibe, would comment for The Observer.

- Chris Shott



Posted by The Real Estate on January 3, 2007 2:01 PM |

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://216.70.73.119/mt/mt-tb.cgi/17027

84 posted on 03/05/2007 7:25:56 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Martha Reeves??


85 posted on 03/05/2007 12:13:14 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

Is Martha Reeves related to Tom Reeves?

From the initial post:

>>>On December 2, 1978, Tom Reeves of the Boston-Boise Committee convened a meeting called "Man/Boy Love and the Age of Consent." Approximately 150 people attended. At the meeting's conclusion, about thirty men and youths decided to form an organization which they called the North American Man/Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA for short.<<<


86 posted on 03/05/2007 12:30:30 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: smalltownslick
http://www.stonewallvets.org/songsofStonewall-7.htm
"Songs of The Stonewall" ©

Motown / Stonewall Legends:

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (MRV)

Gold Girls: Rosalind Ashford (top), Betty Kelly (left) and Martha Reeves

"Right-on" to Motown Records for timely issuing "GOLD", a new and expanded anthology of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. This double compact disc collection has over forty songs, including all of the MRV single-release songs on Motown's Gordy record label and a healthy sampling of their popular flipside songs. "Songs of The Stonewall" included is firstly the perennial favorites "Heat Wave" and "Dancing In The Street", which appeared, respectively, in The Stonewall Club's jukebox, for a month or so each, every summer. The regular Stonewall Era songs digitally-remastered in these two c/d's include: "My Baby Loves Me" and "I'm Ready For Love" from 1966; "Jimmy Mack" and "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone" from 1967; "Honey Chile" and "I Promise To Wait My Love" from 1968; and "We've Got Honey Love" and "Taking My Love And Leaving Me" from 1969. The MRV flipside record songs include the finger-snapping, line-dancing "Third Finger, Left Hand" and the fast-paced, hard-dancing "One Way Out" from 1967 and "Show Me The Way To Your Heart" and "Forget Me Not" from 1968. All were flipside hits at The Stonewall. The collection is expanded with its hot handful sampling of post-MRV single songs of a solo Martha Reeves.

87 posted on 03/05/2007 12:33:59 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cgk

Log Cabin Republicans partying with anti war protestors at RNC 2004 Convention.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1796766/posts
From the ORIGINAL Cache of the 2004 Republican National Convention


88 posted on 03/07/2007 11:47:39 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Stonewall listed as a place of interest:

http://www.bryanchristian.com/rncguide/listings/Landmarks_and_Parks.shtml
RNCGuide


89 posted on 03/07/2007 11:50:11 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1798159/posts
In Times Square, NYC's Greatest Fashion Show on Earth


90 posted on 03/09/2007 11:00:29 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Emphasis:

>>>Though some criticized the Mattachine movement as insular, it grew to include thousands of members in dozens of chapters, which formed from Berkeley to Buffalo, and created a lasting national framework for gay organizing. Mattachine set the stage for rapid civil rights gains following 1969’s Stonewall riots in New York City.<<<


Harry Hay
Pioneer, coalition-builder and radical faerie
Nov., 2002

Henry “Harry” Hay, the founder of the modern American gay movement, died on October 24, 2002 at age 90. He had been diagnosed weeks earlier with lung cancer. Despite his illness, he remained lucid to the end and died peacefully in his sleep at his home in San Francisco.

“Harry Hay’s determined, visionary activism significantly lifted gays out of op-pression,” said Stuart

Timmons, who published a biography of Hay, called “The Trouble with Harry Hay,” in 1990. “All gay people continue to benefit from his fierce affirmation of gays as a people.”

Hay devoted his entire life to progressive politics, and in 1950 founded a state-registered foundation network of support groups for gays known as the Mattachine Society.

Hay was also a co-founder, in 1979, of the Radical Faeries, a movement affirming gayness as a form of spiritual calling. A rare link between gay and progressive politics, Hay and his partner of 39 years, John Burnside, had lived in San Francisco for three years after a lifetime in Los Angeles. Hay is listed in histories of the American gay movement as the first person to apply the term “minority” to homosexuals. An uncompromising radical, he easily dismissed “the heteros” and never rested from challenging the status quo, including within the gay community.

“Harry was one of the first to realize that the dream of equality for our community could be attained through visibility and activism,” said David M. Smith of the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. “When you were in a room with him, you had the sense you were in the company of a historic figure.”

Due to the pervasive homophobia of his times (it was illegal for more than two homosexuals to congregate in California during the 1950s), Hay and his colleagues took an oath of anonymity that lasted a quarter century until Jonathan Ned Katz interviewed Hay for the ground-breaking book “Gay American History,” published in 1976. Countless researchers subsequently sought him out. In recent years, Hay became the subject of a biography, a PBS-funded documentary, and an anthology of his own writings called “Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder.”

Before the establishment of the Mattachine Society, attempts to create gay organizations in the United States had fizzled or been stamped out. Hay’s first organizational conception was a group he called Bachelors Anonymous, formed to both support and leverage the 1948 presidential candidacy of Progressive Party leader Henry Wallace. Hay wrote and discreetly circulated a prospectus calling for “the androgynous minority” to organize as a political entity.

Hay’s call for an “international bachelor’s fraternal order for peace and social dignity” did not bear results until 1950. That year, his love affair with Viennese immigrant Rudi Gernreich (whose fashion designs eventually earned him a place on the cover of Time magazine), brought Hay into gay circles where a critical mass of daring souls could be found to begin sustained meetings. On November 11, 1950, at Hay’s home in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, a group of gay men met which became the Mattachine Society. Of the original Mattachine founders, Chuck Rowland, Bob Hull, and Dale Jennings pre-deceased Hay. Konrad Stevens and John Gruber are the last surviving members of the founding group.

“Mattachine” took its name from a group of medieval dancers who appeared publicly only in mask, a device well understood by homosexuals of the 1950s. Hay devised its secret cell structure (based on the Masonic order) to protect individual gays and the nascent gay network. Officially co-gender, the group was largely male -- the Daughters of Bilitis, the pioneering lesbian organization, formed independently in San Francisco in 1956.

Though some criticized the Mattachine movement as insular, it grew to include thousands of members in dozens of chapters, which formed from Berkeley to Buffalo, and created a lasting national framework for gay organizing. Mattachine set the stage for rapid civil rights gains following 1969’s Stonewall riots in New York City.

Harry Hay was born in England in 1912, the day the Titanic sank. His father worked as a mining engineer in South Africa and Chile, but the family settled in Southern California. After graduating from Los Angeles High School, he briefly attended Stanford, but dropped out and returned to Los Angeles. He understood from childhood that he was a sissy -- different in behavior from boys or girls -- and also that he was attracted to men. His same-sex affairs began when he was a teenager, not long after he began reading 19th century scholar Edward Carpenter, whose essays on “homogenic love” strongly influenced his thinking.

A tall and muscular young man, Hay worked as both an extra and ghostwriter in 1930s Hollywood. He developed a passion for theater, and performed on Los Angeles stages with Anthony Quinn in the 1930s, and with Will Geer, who became his lover. Geer (who later generations grew to love as Grandpa Walton on the TV series “The Waltons”), took Hay to the San Francisco General Strike of 1934, and indoctrinated him into the American Communist Party. Hay became an active trade unionist. A blend of Marxist analysis and stagecraft strongly influenced his later gay organizing.

Despite a decade of gay life, in 1938 Hay married the late Anita Platky, also a Communist Party member. The couple were stalwarts of the Los Angeles Left. Hay taught at the California Labor School and worked on domestic campaigns like that for Ed Roybal, the first Latino elected in Los Angeles. The Hayses occasionally hosted Pete Seeger when he performed in Los Angeles, and Hay recalled demonstrating with Josephine Baker in 1945 over the Jim Crow segregation policy of a local restaurant. When he felt compelled to go public with the Mattachine Society in 1951, Hay and his wife divorced.

After a burst of activity lasting three years, the growing Mattachine rejected Hay as a liability due to his Communist beliefs. In 1955, when he was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, he had trouble finding a progressive attorney to represent him. He felt this was due to homophobia on the Left. (He was ultimately dismissed after his curt, brief testimony was deemed unimportant.) Hay felt exiled from the Left for nearly fifty years, until he received the Life Achievement Award of a Los Angeles library preserving the history and artifacts of progressive movements.

A second wind of activism came in 1979 when Hay founded, with Don Kilhefner, a spiritual movement known as the Radical Faeries. This pagan-inspired group continues internationally based on the principle that the consciousness of gays differs from that of heterosexuals. Hay believed that this different way of seeing constituted the greatest contribution gays made to society, and was indeed the reason for their continued presence throughout history.

For most of his life Hay lived in Los Angeles. However, during the early 1940s, Hay and his wife lived in New York City. He returned there with John Burnside to march and speak at the Stonewall 25 celebration in 1994. During the 1970s, he and Burnside moved to New Mexico, where he ran the trading post at San Juan Pueblo Indian reservation.

His years of research for gay references in history and anthropology texts led Hay to formulate his own gay-centered political philosophy, which he wrote and spoke about constantly. His theory of “gay consciousness” placed variant thinking as the most significant trait in homosexuals. “We differ most from heterosexuals in how we perceive the world. That ability to offer insights and solutions is our contribution to humanity, and why our people keep reappearing over the millennia,” he often stressed.

Hay’s occasional exhortations that gays should “maximize the differences” between themselves and heterosexuals remained controversial. Some academics and activists seeking full integration of gays and lesbians into straight society tended to reject his ideas while still respecting his historic stature.

A fixture at anti-draft and anti-war demonstrations for sixty years, Hay worked in Women’s Strike for Peace during the Vietnam War as a conscious strategy to build a coalition between gay and feminist progressives. He also worked closely with Native American activists, especially the Committee for Traditional Indian Land and Life. Hay was a local founder of the Lavender Caucus of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition during the early 1980s, and was determined to convince the gay community that its political success was inextricably tied to a broader progressive agenda.

Despite his often-combative nature, Hay became an increasingly beloved figure to younger generations of gay activists. He was often referred to as the “Father of Gay Liberation.”

Hay is survived by Burnside as well as by his self-chosen gay family, a model he strongly advocated for lesbians and gays. His adopted daughters, Kate Berman and Hannah Muldaven, also survive him. A circle of Radical Faeries provided care for him and Burnside through their later years.

Harry Hay leaves behind a wide circle of friends and admirers among lesbians, gays, and progressive activists. Donations in his memory can be made to the San Francisco GLBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94102 (identify it for the Harry and John Founders Wall plaque), or to the One Institute and Archives, 909 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007.





[This obituary was prepared by Stuart Timmons, Hay’s official biographer, historian Martin Duberman, Joey Cain of the San Francisco GLBT Pride Parade, and Harry Hay’s niece, Sally Hay. IN Step’s Jamakaya also contributed to the story.]


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and with Will Geer, who became his lover. Geer (who later generations grew to love as Grandpa Walton on the TV series “The Waltons”)

Grandpa Walton was gay? That just freaks me out.

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