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posted Friday, December 19, 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 51
Stonewall veteran Danny Garvin dies at 65
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Stonewall veteran Danny Garvin dies at 65

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Stonewall veteran Danny Garvin died December 9. He was 65.

The Stonewall Uprising began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, when New York City police officers raided the Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village.

The raid was standard operating procedure for police in the late 1960s, but it set off a popular uprising - a six-day series of protests, demonstrations, and confrontations between New York's LGBT community and the police. The incident also transformed a small movement based on the Gay middle class into the mass LGBT civil rights movement that continues today.

According to Gay historian David Carter, who was friends with Garvin, his personal story intertwined with the history of the bar and the larger community that frequented it.

'Danny was there the night it opened (on his birthday in 1967) and became a regular customer of the Stonewall Inn,' Carter said.

'He met his first love there by dancing with him, dated the main doorman (Blonde Frankie), and was roommates with one of the men who worked in the coat check. Danny's knowledge of the club has contributed a lot to a better understanding of the Stonewall Inn. Fortunately, Danny also happened to walk up the street soon after the June 1969 raid began, and his detailed memories of that night significantly add to our knowledge about the Uprising.

'Danny's life story is all the more remarkable and historically relevant because his experiences mirrored those of his generation as if he were a Gay Zelig,' Carter continued.

'Danny was in a Gay hippie commune before Stonewall and he was roommates with Gay activist Morty Manford after Stonewall. Morty Manford's introduction of Danny Garvin and another gay friend to Manford's parents precipitated Manford's coming out to his parents. Morty's mother Jeanne Manford later founded what became Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, now PFLAG. He hung out with Andy Warhol's crowd, and he founded the recovery contingent of LGBT marchers in the LGBT Pride March each June.'

Unlike Morty Manford, who was a pre-law student at prestigious Columbia University when the Stonewall Uprising broke out, Garvin was homeless.

'Danny was one of the heroic homeless LGBT youths who fought during the Stonewall Uprising,' New York's Ali Forney Center for homeless youth recalled in a statement. 'At that time he was living out of a locker in the Port Authority, and struggling to survive on the streets.'

Monty Manford went on to found the Gay Activists Alliance in 1969, and died from complications of AIDS in 1992. Stonewall icon Sylvia Rivera was also a member of the Alliance.

Garvin became an advocate for the homeless and a volunteer at the Forney Center. The Center is named for Ali Forney, a homeless Transgender youth who was murdered in Harlem in 1997. The Center named for her opened in 2002.

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